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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 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]
NBA Coaching Legend Phil Jackson to Sign Copies of "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success" at NYC Barnes and Noble
Posted on 9 April 2013 | 12:08 am
As an NBA Head Coach Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Between his time coaching both the Chicago Bulls and the L.A. Lakers he captured 11 NBA Championships. Jackson will be making an appearance at the 5th Avenue New York City Barnes and Noble to sign copies of his new book, "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success," in which he shares… [Read More]
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