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Phil Jackson is a former American basketball player and a world-renowned basketball coach

InformationDetail
BirthdaySeptember 17, 1945
NationalityAmerican
FamousCoach, Executive, Former Basketball Player, Sportspersons, Coaches, Basketball Players, Sports Administrators
Nick namesZen Master
SpousesJune Jackson (m. 1974–2000), Maxine Jackson (m. 1967–1972)
SiblingsChuck Jackson
Known asPhilip Douglas Jackson
Childrens Ben Jackson, Charlie Jackson
Universities
  • University of North Dakota
  • Williston High School
Birth PlaceDeer Lodge
Height203cm
GenderMale
FatherCharles Jackson
MotherElisabeth Funk Jackson
Net Worth$50 Million as of Jan 30,2016
Sun SignVirgo
Born inDeer Lodge
Famous asFormer Basketball Player, Executive & Coach

// Famous Coach

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Who is Phil Jackson?

A distinguished basketball coach, Phil Jackson is credited with the highest winning percentage as an NBA coach. He has been conferred with the title of being ‘one of the 10 greatest coaches in league history’ and is also the only coach in basketball history to win a total of at least ten championships in the major professional sports of North America. This Basketball Hall of Fame inductee is recipient of numerous awards and laurels including the Roughrider Award and the Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award. Popularly nicknamed, ‘Zen Master’, Jackson is known to have used powerful motivational techniques inspired by eastern philosophy to coach his players. He has been the head coach for the Chicago Bulls and led the team to six NBA titles. He later went on to coach the Los Angeles Lakers until his retirement. The only advice that Jackson rendered to his players was to use the power of the mind during a challenging match. All through his coaching and playing career, this legendary sports personality has exhibited marvellous dedication to the game of basketball.

// Famous Former Basketball Player

Childhood & Early Life

Philip Douglas Phil Jackson was born on September 17, 1945 to Charles and Elisabeth Funk Jackson in Deer Lodge, Montana. He was brought up in a very austere environment, where television, dancing and other forms of entertainment were highly restricted.

In high school, he actively participated in sports and played varsity basketball, football, baseball and discus. He also enthusiastically took part in other field competitions.

Career

In 1967, he became a part of the New York Knicks, a professional basketball team based in New York. He joined the team as a second-round draft choice.

In 1970, the New York Knicks basketball team were the winners of the National Basketball Association (NBA) championship. They were also winners of the 1973 NBA championship.

With the retirement of top-notch players, he became one of the leading substitutes. During the 1974-75 season, he made a total of 330 personal fouls, which he shared with Bob Dandridge of the Milwaukee Bucks.

In 1979, he went to Hudson to play two seasons for the New Jersey Nets professional basketball team. In 1980 he officially retired as a basketball player.

After his retirement as a player, he took to coaching a few lower-level leagues like the Puerto Rico's National Superior Basketball and the Continental Basketball Association. In 1987, he was appointed as the assistant coach to the Chicago Bulls, a professional basketball team based in Chicago.

In 1989, he was appointed as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls and he subsequently coached the team for over 9 seasons. During this period, the team won a total of 6 championships.

As a result of differences with the manager of the Chicago Bulls, he left the team after the 1997-98 season. After a year of hiatus, he joined as a coach of the Los Angeles Lakers in 1999.

His team, Los Angeles Lakers were the winners of the 2000 NBA championship, after beating the Indiana Pacers. Over the next two years, the team won two titles against the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets.

In 2004, he officially retired as the coach of Los Angeles Lakers. The following 2004-05 season was a very disappointing one for the Lakers and the team wanted to hire him again.

Later in 2004, he published his book titled, ‘The Last Season: A Team in Search of Its Soul’. In the book he highlighted the various ups and downs the Los Angeles Lakers experienced in the 2003-2004 season.

In 2005, he was re-appointed as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. After the re-appointment, the team improved its performance considerably and played well in the following seasons.

In December 2008, the Los Angeles Lakers won a match against the Celtics team. This was the team’s first matchup since the previous year’s finals. With this, he became the sixth coach to win 1000 games.

In 2009, he successfully led Los Angeles Lakers to the NBA finals. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic team with a score of 4–1.

In 2010, he led the Los Angeles Lakers to yet another victory as the team successfully went on their fifth consecutive playoff berth and won the NBA championship. The Same year, he published his book ‘Journey to the Ring: Behind the Scenes with the 2010 NBA Champion Lakers’.

For the 2010-11 season, he resumed his position as the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. This was his last season as the team’s coach as he retired in 2011.

In 2013, he came out with the book ‘Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success’., in which he depicted his experiences while he was a player for the New York Knicks and also highlighted several tips on being successful at the game.

Awards & Achievements

In 1996, he was the recipient of the ‘NBA Coach of the Year Award’.

In 2010, he was the recipient of the Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award, conferred upon him by the United States Sports Academy.

Personal Life & Legacy

In 1967, he married Maxine, with whom he had a child. They divorced in the year 1972.

In October 1974, he married June and they were blessed with four children. The couple divorced in 2000.

In March 2011, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He has publicly admitted that he has used lysergic acid diethylamide and marijuana.

In January 2013, he got engaged to American businesswoman, Jeanie Buss.

Trivia

This successful basketball coach is believed to employ Zen Buddhism and eastern philosophy to his coaching techniques and practices.

// Famous Executive

Phil Jackson awards

YearNameAward

Other

1991–92 - NBA Championship
1992–93 - NBA Championship
1995–96 - NBA Championship
1996–97 - NBA Championship
1997–98 - NBA Championship
1999–00 - NBA Championship
2000–01 - NBA Championship
2001–02 - NBA Championship
2008–09 - NBA Championship
2009–10 - NBA Championship
1996 - NBA Coach of the Year Award
2002 - Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award by United States Sports Academy
1990–91 - NBA Championship

Phil Jackson biography timelines

  • // Dec 1000 To Dec 2008
    In December 2008, the Los Angeles Lakers won a match against the Celtics team. This was the team’s first matchup since the previous year’s finals. With this, he became the sixth coach to win 1000 games.
  • // 17th Sep 1945
    Philip Douglas Phil Jackson was born on September 17, 1945 to Charles and Elisabeth Funk Jackson in Deer Lodge, Montana. He was brought up in a very austere environment, where television, dancing and other forms of entertainment were highly restricted.
  • // 1967
    In 1967, he became a part of the New York Knicks, a professional basketball team based in New York. He joined the team as a second-round draft choice.
  • // 1967 To 1972
    In 1967, he married Maxine, with whom he had a child. They divorced in the year 1972.
  • // 1970 To 1973
    In 1970, the New York Knicks basketball team were the winners of the National Basketball Association (NBA) championship. They were also winners of the 1973 NBA championship.
  • // 1974 To 1975
    With the retirement of top-notch players, he became one of the leading substitutes. During the 1974-75 season, he made a total of 330 personal fouls, which he shared with Bob Dandridge of the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • // Oct 1974 To 2000
    In October 1974, he married June and they were blessed with four children. The couple divorced in 2000.
  • // 1979 To 1980
    In 1979, he went to Hudson to play two seasons for the New Jersey Nets professional basketball team. In 1980 he officially retired as a basketball player.
  • // 1987
    After his retirement as a player, he took to coaching a few lower-level leagues like the Puerto Rico's National Superior Basketball and the Continental Basketball Association. In 1987, he was appointed as the assistant coach to the Chicago Bulls, a professional basketball team based in Chicago.
  • // 1989
    In 1989, he was appointed as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls and he subsequently coached the team for over 9 seasons. During this period, the team won a total of 6 championships.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, he was the recipient of the ‘NBA Coach of the Year Award’.
  • // 1997 To 1999
    As a result of differences with the manager of the Chicago Bulls, he left the team after the 1997-98 season. After a year of hiatus, he joined as a coach of the Los Angeles Lakers in 1999.
  • // 2000
    His team, Los Angeles Lakers were the winners of the 2000 NBA championship, after beating the Indiana Pacers. Over the next two years, the team won two titles against the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets.
  • // 2004 To 2005
    In 2004, he officially retired as the coach of Los Angeles Lakers. The following 2004-05 season was a very disappointing one for the Lakers and the team wanted to hire him again.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, he was re-appointed as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. After the re-appointment, the team improved its performance considerably and played well in the following seasons.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, he successfully led Los Angeles Lakers to the NBA finals. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic team with a score of 4–1.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, he led the Los Angeles Lakers to yet another victory as the team successfully went on their fifth consecutive playoff berth and won the NBA championship. The Same year, he published his book ‘Journey to the Ring: Behind the Scenes with the 2010 NBA Champion Lakers’.
  • // 2010 To 2011
    For the 2010-11 season, he resumed his position as the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. This was his last season as the team’s coach as he retired in 2011.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, he was the recipient of the Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award, conferred upon him by the United States Sports Academy.
  • // Mar 2011
    In March 2011, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He has publicly admitted that he has used lysergic acid diethylamide and marijuana.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, he came out with the book ‘Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success’., in which he depicted his experiences while he was a player for the New York Knicks and also highlighted several tips on being successful at the game.
  • // Jan 2013
    In January 2013, he got engaged to American businesswoman, Jeanie Buss.

// Famous Sports Administrators

Phil Jackson's FAQ

  • What is Phil Jackson birthday?

    Phil Jackson was born at 1945-09-17

  • Where is Phil Jackson's birth place?

    Phil Jackson was born in Deer Lodge

  • What is Phil Jackson nationalities?

    Phil Jackson's nationalities is American

  • What is Phil Jackson nick names?

    Phil Jackson's nickNames is Zen Master

  • Who is Phil Jackson spouses?

    Phil Jackson's spouses is June Jackson (m. 1974–2000), Maxine Jackson (m. 1967–1972)

  • Who is Phil Jackson siblings?

    Phil Jackson's siblings is Chuck Jackson

  • Who is Phil Jackson childrens?

    Phil Jackson's childrens is Ben Jackson, Charlie Jackson

  • What was Phil Jackson universities?

    Phil Jackson studied at University of North Dakota, Williston High School

  • How tall is Phil Jackson?

    Phil Jackson's height is 203

  • Who is Phil Jackson's father?

    Phil Jackson's father is Charles Jackson

  • Who is Phil Jackson's mother?

    Phil Jackson's mother is Elisabeth Funk Jackson

  • What is Phil Jackson's sun sign?

    Phil Jackson is Virgo

  • How famous is Phil Jackson?

    Phil Jackson is famouse as Former Basketball Player, Executive & Coach