Phil Jackson: The Lord of the Rings

July 26th, 2010 by Mitch Kunzler Leave a reply »
In the film 'Gladiator', Maximus says:

"What we do in life echoes in eternity."

And Phil Jackson's legacy is certainly destined to echo throughout eternity.

Phil puts the master in the word 'masterpiece', and throughout Phil's coaching career, the message has generally been the same:


With the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Jackson has coached a total of 19 NBA seasons, during which he has won 11 NBA titles. What he has done with the teams he has coached has produced phenomenal results. He is the Zen-Master. He is the miracle worker. He is Half-Man-Half-Amazing.

Phil Jackson is the Greatest Coach in NBA History.

Let's start from the beginning....

Phil "The Mop" Jackson played college ball at North Dakota. His feisty game-play, hustle attitude, and solid defense, allowed the 6-8 senior to put up a good 27 points per game. By the end of the season, Phil was ready for the NBA Draft.

Jackson was picked up by the New York Knicks in the second round, where he was taught to be unselfish. The Knick's crowd grew to love him because of his non-stop hus ...

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