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Phil Jackson
Phil Jackson (center) coaching the Los Angeles Lakers
Phil Jackson (center) coaching the Los Angeles Lakers
Position Forward
Height ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Born September 17, 1945 (1945-09-17) (age 62)
Deer Lodge, Montana
Nationality American
College North Dakota
Draft 17th overall, 1967
New York Knicks
Pro career 1967–1980
Former teams New York Knicks (1967–78)
New Jersey Nets (1978–80)
Awards All-Rookie team (1968)
NBA Coach of the Year (1996)
Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (as coach) (2007)

Philip Douglas Jackson (born September 17, 1945 in Williston, ND) is a retired journeyman American basketball player and current coach of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Jackson is widely considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the league. His reputation was established as head coach of the Chicago Bulls from 1989 through 1998; during his tenure in Chicago, he led the team to six NBA titles. He then led the Los Angeles Lakers to three consecutive NBA titles from 2000-2002. In total, Jackson has won 9 NBA titles as a coach, a record shared with Red Auerbach. Philip Jackson is an award winning British sculptor, noted for his modern style and emphasis on form. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... In the context of basketball, forward usually refers to one of two positions: Power forward Small forward In addition, some basketball players share the attributes of a small forward and a point guard, and are accordingly called point forwards. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kg redirects here. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Deer Lodge is a city in Powell County, Montana, United States. ... The University of North Dakota (UND) is a comprehensive, public university in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. UND is the largest and oldest university in the state of North Dakota. ... 1967 NBA Draft Round One Round Two Categories: | ... Knicks redirects here. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ... The NBA All-Rookie Team is a set of annual awards recognizing the top rookies in the National Basketball Association. ... The person recognized as the NBA Coach of the Year receives the Red Auerbach Trophy. ... Basketball Hall of Fame Logo The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... ND, Nd or nD can mean: Air Niger IATA code Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (academic degree) NADH dehydrogenase Napalm Death, a pioneering grindcore band from England Napoleon Dynamite Nate Drive National Diploma, an academic qualification in the Republic of Ireland Nd (digraph) Negligent discharge of a firearm. ... This article is about the sport. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Arnold Jacob Red Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was a highly successful and influential basketball coach of the BAA Washington Nationals, the NBA Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the NBA Boston Celtics. ...


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; his fond admiration for the book is the source of the nickname). He also applies Native American spiritual practices as documented in his book "Sacred Hoops".[1] 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. Jackson leads the 2007 class of the Basketball Hall of Fame.[2] Morice Fredrick Tex Winter (born February 25, 1922) is a successful American basketball coach and innovator of the triangle offense. ... The Triangle offense, also known as the Triple-Post offense, is an offensive strategy in basketball. ... Holism (from holon, a Greek word meaning entity) is the idea that the properties of a system cannot be determined or explained by the sum of its components alone. ... Eastern philosophy refers very broadly to the various philosophies of Asia, including Indian philosophy, Chinese philosophy, Persian philosophy, Japanese philosophy, and Korean philosophy. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Robert Maynard Pirsig (born September 6, 1928) is a popular American novelist. ... Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values is the first of Robert M. Pirsigs texts in which he explores a Metaphysics of quality. ... Official language(s) English Demonym North Dakotan Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th in the US  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... The Roughrider Award is an award presented by the governor of the state of North Dakota. ... Basketball Hall of Fame Logo The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ...

Contents

Early years

Both of Jackson's parents, Charles and Elisabeth[3] Jackson, were Assemblies of God ministers. In the churches they served, his father generally preached on Sunday mornings and his mother on Sunday evenings. Eventually, his father would become a ministerial supervisor.[3] Phil, his two brothers, and his half-sister grew up in an extremely austere environment, in which no movies, dancing, or television (once there was a TV station where they lived) were allowed. He did not see his first movie until he was a senior in high school, and went to a dance for the first time in college.[4] For other uses, see Assemblies of God (disambiguation). ...


Jackson attended high school in Williston, North Dakota where he played varsity basketball and led the team to two state titles. He also played football, was a pitcher in baseball, and threw the discus.[5] His older brother Chuck speculated years later that the three Jackson sons, including Phil, threw themselves passionately into athletics because it was the only time they were allowed to do what other children were doing.[6] Phil attracted the attention of several baseball scouts. Their notes found their way to future NBA coach Bill Fitch, who had previously coached baseball, and had been doing some scouting for the Atlanta Braves. Fitch took over as head basketball coach at North Dakota in the spring of 1962, during Jackson's junior year of high school.[5] Williston is a city in Williams County, North Dakota, in the United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about the player in baseball. ... This article is about the sport. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Bill Fitch (born 1935) is an NBA coach who has been successful in making teams playoff contenders throughout his coaching career. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... The University of North Dakota (UND) is a comprehensive, public university in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. UND is the largest and oldest university in the state of North Dakota. ...


Fitch successfully recruited him to North Dakota after dinner and a movie over a glass of wine,[7] where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.[8] Jackson did well there, helping the Fighting Sioux to third- and fourth-place finishes in the NCAA Division II tournament in his sophomore and junior years (1965 and 1966). Both years, they would be beaten by Southern Illinois.[9] This was the era in which Jackson's future Knicks teammate Walt Frazier was the Salukis' biggest star, but the two only faced off in 1965, as Frazier was academically ineligible in 1966. In college, Phil majored in Religion, Philosophy, and Psychology. Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ) is a secret letter, social college fraternity. ... Logo of the North Dakota Fighting Sioux The North Dakota Fighting Sioux is the name of the athletic teams of the University of North Dakota (UND) which is located in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota, in the United States. ... The NCAA Division II Mens Basketball Championship has been conducted since 1957. ... Southern Illinois University sponsors 16 varsity teams and is known as the Salukis The name comes from the saluki, the royal dog of Egypt, and the fact that southern Illinois has had the nickname Little Egypt for just under 200 years. ... Walter Clyde Frazier (born March 29, 1945, in Atlanta, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


NBA playing career

In 1967, Jackson was drafted in the second round by the New York Knicks. While he was a good all-around athlete, with unusually long arms, he was very limited offensively.[10] He compensated for his offensive limitations with sheer intelligence and hard work, especially on defense,[11] and eventually established himself as a fan favorite and one of the NBA's leading substitutes. He was a top reserve on the Knicks team that won the NBA title in 1973 (Jackson missed being part of New York's 1970 championship season due to spinal fusion surgery, however, he authored a book entitled "Take It All" which was a photo diary of the Knicks' 1970 Championship run). Soon after the second title, several key starters of the championship teams retired, eventually forcing Jackson into the starting lineup.[11] He lived in Leonia, New Jersey. After going across the Hudson to the New Jersey Nets in 1978 and playing there for two seasons, he retired from play in 1980. 1967 NBA Draft Round One Round Two Categories: | ... The 1972-73 NBA Season was the 27th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Leonia is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. ... , The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, the Great Mohegan by the Iroquois,[1][2][3] or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, Θkahnéhtati[4] in Tuscarora), is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ... The 1978-79 NBA Season was the 33rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1979-80 NBA Season was the 34th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


In the 1974-75 NBA season, the Knicks' Phil Jackson and the Milwaukee Bucks' Bob Dandridge shared the lead for total personal fouls, with 330 each.[12] The 1974-75 NBA Season was the 29th season of the National Basketball Association. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Robert L. Bob Dandridge (born November 15, 1947 in Richmond, Virginia) is a former pro basketball player. ... In basketball, a personal foul is a breach of the rules that concerns illegal personal contact with an opponent. ...


In Williston, North Dakota, where Jackson attended high school, a sports complex is named after him. At the time of its dedication, Jackson, having already won several NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls, donated only a neck tie worn during a game to the Phil Jackson Fieldhouse named in his honor. Williston is a city in Williams County, North Dakota, in the United States. ...


Jackson openly opposes the use of his alma mater's Fighting Sioux nickname, which has recently been deemed by the NCAA as "hostile and abusive."


Coaching

In the following years, he mainly coached in lower-level professional leagues, notably the Continental Basketball Association and Puerto Rico's National Superior Basketball (BSN). While in the CBA, he won his first coaching championship, leading the Albany Patroons to their first CBA title. He regularly sought an NBA job, but was invariably turned down; during his playing years, he had acquired a reputation for being sympathetic to the counterculture, which may have scared off potential NBA employers. Most notably, while still playing for the Knicks in 1975, he had detailed his experimentation with LSD in an early autobiography, Maverick.[13] The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... National Superior Basketball —or Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN) in Spanish— is a basketball league in Puerto Rico which was established in 1932 and has produced a handful of NBA players and a lot of classic games and emotive moments to its fans. ... National Superior Basketball —or Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN) in Spanish— is a basketball league in Puerto Rico which was established in 1932 and has produced a handful of NBA players and a lot of classic games and emotive moments to its fans. ... The Albany Patroons are a basketball team that play in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) and the United States Basketball League (USBL). ... Counterculture (also counter-culture) is a sociological word used to describe the values and norms of behavior of a cultural group, or subculture, that run counter to those of the social mainstream of the day,[1] the cultural equivalent of political opposition. ... Lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly called LSD, LSD-25, or acid. ...


Chicago Bulls

Jackson was hired as assistant coach for the Bulls in 1987, and promoted to head coach in 1989 where he coached until 1998. It was at this time that he met Tex Winter and became a devotee of Winter's triangle offense, which he had honed coaching the legendary point-guard, Juan "Pachín" Vicens, Best Basketball Player in the World in 1959.[14][15] Over 9 seasons, Jackson coached the Bulls to 6 championships in impressive fashion, twice winning three straight championships over separate three year periods. The "three-peat" was the first since the Boston Celtics won eight titles in a row from 1959 through 1966. The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... Morice Fredrick Tex Winter (born February 25, 1922) is a successful American basketball coach and innovator of the triangle offense. ... The Triangle offense, also known as the Triple-Post offense, is an offensive strategy in basketball. ... Juan Pachín Vicens (b. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


Jackson and the Bulls made the playoffs every year, and failed to win the title only three times. Jackson lost in his first season in 1990. Michael Jordan's first retirement after the 1993 season marked the end of the first "three-peat", and although Jordan returned just before the 1995 playoffs, it was not enough to prevent a playoff exit to the rising Orlando Magic. For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ...


The chemistry developed between Jackson and the players was one of the best in NBA history. The respect shared between the players and the coach was the key factor in being able to build up a dynasty. While Jordan was already long considered the most dominant player, Jackson was also credited as one of the most important elements in the Bulls' championships and his work earned him league-wide recognition.


Regardless of the success Jackson shared with his team, the tension between Jackson and Bulls general manager Jerry Krause grew. Some believed that Krause felt under-recognized for his work in building the Bulls up into a championship team, being jealous of the attention received by Jordan and Jackson. In particular, Krause believed that Jackson was indebted to him because Jackson received his first NBA coaching job from Krause. Some examples of the tension include: Jerry Krause was a longtime professional basketball scout and general manager for, among other franchises, the Baltimore Bullets and, most notably, the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. ...

  • During the summer of 1997, Krause's stepdaughter got married. All of the Bulls assistant coaches and their wives were invited to the wedding, as was Tim Floyd, then the head coach at Iowa State, whom Krause was openly courting as Jackson's successor (and who would eventually succeed Jackson). Jackson and his wife at the time, June, were not even told of the wedding, much less invited, only finding out about the event when the wife of assistant Bill Cartwright asked June what she would be wearing to the reception.[16]
  • After contentious negotiations between Jackson and the Bulls in that same period, Jackson was signed for the 1997-98 season only. Krause announced the signing in what Chicago media widely considered to be a mean-spirited manner, emphasizing that Jackson would not be rehired even if the Bulls won the 1997-98 title. That triggered an argument between Jackson and Krause in which Jackson essentially told Krause that he seemed to be rooting for the other side and not the Bulls. At that point, Krause told Jackson, "I don't care if it's 82-and-0 this year, you're f---ing gone."[17]
  • Krause publicly portrayed Jackson as a two-faced character who had very little regard for his assistant coaches, a perception that certain Krause associates in the Bulls organization had sought to spread about Jackson. At the height of the hard feelings in the spring of 1998, one of Krause's scouts went to press row in Chicago's United Center to explain to a reporter the insidious nature of Jackson's ego. (excerpt from the Phil Jackson biography Mindgames)

After the Bulls' final title of the Jordan era in 1998, Jackson left the team vowing never to coach again. However, after taking a year off, he decided to give it another chance with the Los Angeles Lakers from 1999 to 2004 and again from 2005 to the present. Tim Floyd (born February 25, 1954) is the current head coach of the University of Southern California mens college basketball team. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... James William Bill Cartwright (born July 30, 1957 in Lodi, California) is a retired American NBA basketball player, a 71 (2. ... The United Center is an indoor sports arena located in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, named after its corporate sponsor, United Airlines. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


Los Angeles Lakers

Jackson took over a talented but troubled Lakers team and immediately produced results. In his first year in L.A., the Lakers went 67-15 during the regular season to top the league. Reaching the conference finals, they dispatched the Portland Trail Blazers in a tough seven-game series and then won the 2000 NBA championship by beating the Indiana Pacers. The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


Titles in 2001 and 2002 followed, against the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets, adding up to a three-peat. The main serious challenge the Lakers faced was from their conference rival, the Sacramento Kings. The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ... Three-peat is a portmanteau of the words three and repeat, which has been trademarked for commercial use by basketball coach Pat Riley. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ...


However, injuries, weak bench play, and full-blown public tension between Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal slowed the team down, and they were beaten in the second round of the 2003 NBA Playoffs by the San Antonio Spurs. The so-called Shaq-Kobe feud refers to bitter rivalry between former National Basketball Association (NBA) teammates Shaquille ONeal and Kobe Bryant. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, regarded as one of the most dominant in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 2002-03 NBA season was the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


Afterward, Jackson clashed frequently with Bryant. While remarkably efficient in Jackson's "triangle offense", Bryant had a personal distaste for Jackson's brand of basketball and subsequently called it "boring." In games, Bryant would often disregard the set offense completely to experiment with his own one-on-one moves, incensing the normally calm Jackson. Bryant managed to test Jackson's patience enough that the "Zen Master" even demanded that Bryant be traded, although Laker management rejected the request. The Triangle offense, also known as the Triple-Post offense, is an offensive strategy in basketball. ...


Prior to the 2003–04 season, the Lakers signed NBA star veterans Karl Malone and Gary Payton, who had been franchise players for the Utah Jazz and the Seattle SuperSonics, respectively, leading to predictions by some that the team would finish with the best record in NBA history. But from the first day of training camp, the Lakers were beset by distractions. Bryant's rape trial, continued public sniping between O'Neal and Bryant, and repeated disputes between Jackson and Bryant all affected the team during the season. Despite these distractions, the Lakers beat the defending champion Spurs en route to advancing to the NBA Finals and were heavy favorites to regain the title. However, they were stunned by the Detroit Pistons, who utterly dominated the series and defeated the Lakers four games to one. The 2003-04 NBA season was the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Bryant, following his arrest in 2003 The Kobe Bryant sexual assault case began in the summer of 2003 when the news media reported that the sheriffs office in Eagle, Colorado had arrested NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, in connection with an investigation of a sexual assault complaint filed by Katelyn... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ...


On June 18, 2004, three days after Jackson had suffered his first-ever loss in an NBA Finals series, the Lakers announced that Jackson would leave his position as Lakers coach. Many fans attributed Jackson's departure directly to the wishes of Bryant, as Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss reportedly sided with Bryant. Jackson, Bryant and Buss all denied that Bryant had made any explicit demand regarding Jackson. However, O'Neal, upon hearing General Manager Mitch Kupchak's announcement of the team's willingness to trade O'Neal and its intention to keep Bryant, indicated that he felt the franchise was indeed pandering to Bryant's wishes with the departure of Jackson. O'Neal's trade to the Miami Heat was the end of the "Trifecta" that had led the Lakers to three championship titles. is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mitchell Mitch Kupchak (born May 24, 1954 in Hicksville, New York) is a retired American basketball player and current general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers since the 2000-01 NBA season after predecessor Jerry West moved to the Memphis Grizzlies organization. ...


That fall, Jackson released The Last Season, a book which describes his point of view of the tensions that surrounded the 2003–04 Lakers team. The book was pointedly critical of Kobe Bryant; at one point, Jackson called Bryant "uncoachable." Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ...


Without Jackson and O'Neal the Lakers were forced to become a faster paced team on the court. Though they achieved some success in the first half of the season, injuries to several players including stars Kobe Bryant and Lamar Odom forced the team out of contention, going 34-48 in 2004–05 and missing the playoffs for the first time in eleven years. Jackson's successor as coach, Rudy Tomjanovich, resigned midway through the season, citing health issues, immediately leading to speculation that the Lakers might bring Jackson back. The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Rudolph Tomjanovich, Jr. ...


On June 15, 2005, the Lakers rehired Phil Jackson. In what may be seen as his most significant coaching achievement to date, he took a Laker squad that was mediocre, aside from superstar Kobe Bryant, and led them to a seventh-seed playoff berth. Once again promoting the notion of selfless team play embodied by the triangle offense, the team achieved substantial results, especially in the last month of the season. Jackson also worked seamlessly with Bryant, who had earlier shown his willingness to bring back Jackson to the bench. Bryant's regular-season performance won him the league scoring title and made him a finalist in MVP voting. However, the Lakers faced a tough first-round matchup against the second-seeded Phoenix Suns, who were led by eventual MVP winner Steve Nash. It was the first time that Jackson's team had failed to reach the second round of the playoffs. The Lakers jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but they lost the series as the Suns became the eighth team in NBA history to rally from such a deficit. is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Triangle offense, also known as the Triple-Post offense, is an offensive strategy in basketball. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Stephen John Nash, OC, OBC (born February 7, 1974),[1][2][3] is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


Jackson's main tactical contribution, both with the Bulls and the Lakers, was the modernization of the triangle offense. He is also noted as a gifted handler of difficult players, notably Dennis Rodman and Kwame Brown. Jackson currently makes $10,000,000 a year, making him the highest paid coach in NBA history. The Triangle offense, also known as the Triple-Post offense, is an offensive strategy in basketball. ... Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is an American professional basketball player best known for his fierce defensive and rebounding ability, leading the National Basketball Association in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and earning NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times, along with five... This article is about a basketball player. ...


On January 7, 2007, Jackson won his 900th game, currently placing him 9th on the all-time win list for NBA coaches. With this win, Jackson became the fastest to reach 900 career wins, doing so in only 1,264 games and beating Pat Riley's previous record of 900 in 1,278 games. is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


On December 12, 2007, after announcing he would return to his position as coach just a few days prior, Phil Jackson inked a 2-year contract extension to continue his tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers through the end of the 2009-2010 season.[1] is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


Jackson has a total of 10 NBA championship rings: one as a player with the New York Knicks, six as coach of the Bulls, and three as coach of the Lakers. Nine NBA championships as a head coach ties him with Red Auerbach for the all-time lead in that category. Phil Jackson also holds the best playoff winning percentage of all-time. As of the end of the 2007-08 NBA Season, Jackson's regular season record stands at 996-420. Knicks redirects here. ... Arnold Jacob Red Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was a highly successful and influential basketball coach of the BAA Washington Nationals, the NBA Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the NBA Boston Celtics. ... The 2007-08 NBA season was the 62nd season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Motivational techniques

Along with being called the "Zen Master", Jackson is known as the master of mind games. In the Laker film room before the 2000 playoffs, Jackson displayed images of Edward Norton's character from the movie American History X, who has a bald head and a tattoo of a swastika, alternating with photos with Sacramento's white, shaved-headed and tattooed point guard, Jason Williams. Jackson then displayed pictures of Adolf Hitler alternately appearing with Sacramento coach Rick Adelman. When Rick Adelman learned of this, he openly questioned Jackson's motivational techniques saying Jackson had "crossed the line".[18] Nevertheless, the Lakers went on to win the series and the championship. Ed Norton redirects here. ... American History X is an Academy Award nominated 1998 drama film directed by Tony Kaye. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hitler redirects here. ... Richard Leonard Adelman (born June 16, 1946 in Lynwood, California, United States) is the incoming head coach of the Houston Rockets. ...


In addition, in the 2001 NBA Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers, Jackson had Tyronn Lue, a player on the Lakers team who was comparable in size and height to Sixers star Allen Iverson, wear a sock on his arm during Lakers practice to simulate Iverson's use of a compression arm sleeve as part of his regular gametime attire. Philadelphia media considered this to be a mind game tactic of Jackson's, but the main idea was to simulate what a game against Iverson is like, right down to the tattoos and cornrows (which Lue also had).[19] NBA Finals logo from NBA.com. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Tyronn Jamar Lue (born on May 3, 1977 in Mexico, Missouri) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. Lue attended Raytown High School in Missouri. ... Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. ...


Coaching record

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L Finish Result
CHI 1989-90 82 55 27 .671 2nd in Central Lost in Conf. Finals
CHI 1990-91 82 61 21 .744 1st in Central Won NBA Championship
CHI 1991-92 82 67 15 .817 1st in Central Won NBA Championship
CHI 1992-93 82 57 25 .695 1st in Central Won NBA Championship
CHI 1993-94 82 55 27 .671 2nd in Central Lost in Second Round
CHI 1994-95 82 47 35 .573 3rd in Central Lost in Second Round
CHI 1995-96 82 72 10 .878 1st in Central Won NBA Championship
CHI 1996-97 82 69 13 .841 1st in Central Won NBA Championship
CHI 1997-98 82 62 20 .756 1st in Central Won NBA Championship
1998-99 (Did not coach)
LAL 1999-00 82 67 15 .817 1st in Pacific Won NBA Championship
LAL 2000-01 82 56 26 .683 1st in Pacific Won NBA Championship
LAL 2001-02 82 58 24 .707 2nd in Pacific Won NBA Championship
LAL 2002-03 82 50 32 .610 2nd in Pacific Lost in Second Round
LAL 2003-04 82 56 26 .683 1st in Pacific Lost in NBA Finals
2004-05 (Did not coach)
LAL 2005-06 82 45 37 .549 3rd in Pacific Lost in First Round
LAL 2006-07 82 42 40 .512 2nd in Pacific Lost in First Round
LAL 2007-08 82 57 25 .695 1st in Pacific Currently in NBA Finals
Career 1394 976 418 .700

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Books by Phil Jackson

  • Take It All! (1970) (with George Kalinsky) ISBN Not known
  • Maverick (1975) (with Charley Rosen) ISBN 0-87223-439-8
  • Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior (1995) (with Hugh Delehanty) ISBN 0-7868-6206-8, ISBN 0-7868-8200-X
  • More than a Game (2001) (with Charley Rosen— chapters alternate between the two authors) ISBN 1-58322-060-7, ISBN 0-7434-4411-6
  • The Last Season: A Team in Search of Its Soul (2004) (with Michael Arkush) ISBN 1-59420-035-1, ISBN 0-14-303587-8

Notes

  1. ^ Online NewsHour: Court Zen- June 16, 2000
  2. ^ RealGM: Wiretap Archives: Jackson And Williams Lead HOF Class
  3. ^ a b Halberstam, David (1999). Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made. New York: Random House, pp. 252-53. ISBN 0679415629. 
  4. ^ Halberstam, Playing for Keeps, pp. 252-53.
  5. ^ a b Halberstam, Playing for Keeps, p. 51.
  6. ^ Halberstam, Playing for Keeps, p. 254.
  7. ^ Halberstam, Playing for Keeps, pp. 201-207.
  8. ^ Facts and History, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
  9. ^ Halberstam, Playing for Keeps, p. 53.
  10. ^ Halberstam, Playing for Keeps, p. 190.
  11. ^ a b Halberstam, Playing for Keeps, p. 191.
  12. ^ 1974-75 NBA Player Register, basketball-reference.com
  13. ^ Halberstam, Playing for Keeps, p. 192.
  14. ^ ABC News (49): Former K-State basketball star dies at 72; February 22, 2007. accessed on October 2, 2007.
  15. ^ Canada Basketball: Candidates for the 2007 Class of the FIBA Hall of Fame announced; May 25, 2007 accessed on October 2, 2007.
  16. ^ Halberstam, Playing for Keeps, p. 249.
  17. ^ Halberstam, Playing for Keeps, p. 41. The "82" refers to the number of regular-season games each NBA team plays.
  18. ^ Sports: Veterans keeping Pacers in contention
  19. ^ NBA Finals 2001

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