Phil Jackson Speaker Profile
Legendary Chicago Bulls & LA Lakers Head Coach
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Phil Jackson Biography
Phil Jackson was born September 17, 1945 and is a retired basketball coach and former player. Jackson is widely considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His reputation was established as head coach of the Chicago Bulls from 1989 through 1998; during his tenure, Chicago won six NBA titles. His next team, the ++Los Angeles Lakers++, won five NBA titles from 2000 to 2010. In total, Jackson has won 11 NBA titles as a coach, surpassing the previous record of nine set by Red Auerbach. He holds the record for the most championships in NBA history as a player and a head coach, after breaking the tie with Bill Russell when the ++Los Angeles Lakers++ won the 2009 NBA Finals. He also has the highest winning percentage of any NBA coach (.704). Jackson was a player on the 1970 and 1973 NBA champion New York Knicks.
Jackson is known for his use of Tex Winter's triangle offense as well as a holistic approach to coaching that is influenced by Eastern philosophy, earning him the nickname "Zen Master". Jackson cites Robert Pirsig's book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance as one of the major guiding forces in his life. He also applies Native American spiritual practices as documented in his book Sacred Hoops. He is the author of several candid books about his teams and his basketball strategies. Jackson is also a recipient of the state of North Dakota's Roughrider Award. In 2007 Jackson was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
In 1996, as part of celebrations for the National Basketball Association's 50th anniversary, Jackson was named one of the 10 greatest coaches in league history.
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Posted on 14 October 2014 | 8:51 pm
Legendary NBA coach and current New York Knicks President, Phil Jackson, was the featured guest at The New Yorker Festival in New York City recently, participating in an interview conversation with Ben McGrath at the MasterCard state at the SVA Theatre. During his conversation with McGrath he spoke about his career in the NBA as a coach, his time off from the game and his decision to...[Read More]
Posted on 18 March 2014 | 8:38 pm
The New York Knicks are set to announce legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson as their next president of basketball operations on Tuesday, March 18. According to reports the deal with Jackson and the Knicks is in the ballpark of $12 million a year and is the result of several weeks of negotiation. Though the signing of Jackson as the team's president of basketball operations may come as a...[Read More]
Posted on 16 May 2013 | 1:53 pm
NBA coaching legend Phil Jackson was recently named the guest speaker for the Babe Ruth World Series Banquet on Friday, Aug. 16, in the Williston State College gym. The 13-time NBA champion graduated from Williston High School in 1963, leading the Coyotes to a state championship before moving on to the University of North Dakota. Jackson was involved with the Babe Ruth Baseball...[Read More]
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