Phil Jackson (born September 17, 1945) (Full Name: Philip Douglas Jackson) is an American former professional basketball player, coach and executive, A power forward, Jackson played 12 seasons in the NBA, winning NBA championships with the New York Knicks in 1970 and 1973, Jackson was the head coach of the Chicago Bulls from 1989 to 1998, leading them to six NBA championships, He currently has a net worth of $10 million USD, He then coached the Los Angeles Lakers from 1999 to 2004 and again from 2005 to 2011, the team won five league titles under his leadership. Jackson’s 11 NBA titles as a coach surpassed the previous record of nine set by Red Auerbach.
Phil Jackson Biography
|Full Name:||Philip Douglas Jackson|
|Age:||September 17, 1945|
|Net Worth:||USD$10 million|
|Born:||Deer Lodge, Montana|
|Profession:||Basketball Player, Coach, Executive|
|Wife:||Maxine (Divorced), Jeanie Buss (Divorced)|
Jackson is known for his use of Tex Winter’s triangle offense as well as a holistic approach to coaching that was influenced by Eastern philosophy, garnering him the nickname “Zen Master”, Jackson cited Robert Pirsig’s book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance as one of the major guiding forces in his life. He also applied 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. In 2007, Jackson was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. In 1996, as part of celebrations for the NBA’s 50th anniversary, Jackson was named one of the 10 greatest coaches in league history.
Phil Jackson retired from coaching in 2011 and joined the Knicks as an executive in March 2014. He was dismissed as the Knicks’ team president on June 28, 2017.
In 2014, Phil Jackson was in discussions for months with the New York Knicks regarding an executive position with the team, On March 18, he was introduced as the president of the Knicks after signing a five-year, $60 million contract.
On April 21, 2014, over one week after the conclusion of the season, Mike Woodson and his entire staff were fired by Jackson, The Knicks finished the season with a 37–45 record and finished 9th in the Eastern Conference standings.
On June 9, 2014, the Knicks hired Derek Fisher as the head coach. Fisher played under Phil Jackson as a Laker and won five championships together.
On June 25, 2014, the Knicks traded guard Raymond Felton along with former NBA Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler to the Dallas Mavericks. In return, the Knicks received Shane Larkin, José Calderón, Samuel Dalembert, and Wayne Ellington along with two picks for the following day’s draft. The trade was the first one that he executed as a front office executive, On June 26, as part of the 2014 NBA draft, the Knicks selected Cleanthony Early as the 34th overall pick and Thanasis Antetokounmpo as the 51st overall pick, using the draft picks received in the trade from the Mavericks. The Knicks also acquired Louis Labeyrie, an additional second-round draft pick, after he was traded by the Pacers.
On January 7, 2015, the Knicks set a franchise record with 13 straight losses, The Knicks fell 101–91 to the Washington Wizards, giving New York its longest losing streak in the franchise’s 69-year history, This record was extended to 16 straight losses after the NBA Global Games loss against the Milwaukee Bucks in London. They ended the season with a franchise-worst record of 17–65.
On June 25, 2015, the Knicks drafted Latvian Kristaps Porziņģis with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft; he signed his rookie-scale contract with the Knicks on July 30, 2015, On that same night, the Knicks traded Tim Hardaway Jr. for the 19th pick in the draft, which would become Jerian Grant, Porziņģis was an NBA All-Rookie First Team selection for the 2016 season.
On June 28, 2017, the Knicks officially announced a mutual decision to part ways with Phil Jackson, The speculated reasoning for the parting of ways was Jackson’s attempted buying-out of Carmelo Anthony and his very public strife with Porziņģis, Jackson was replaced by his former subordinate Steve Mills.
Philip Douglas Jackson was born on September 17, 1945
Wife, Girlfriends, Childrens
Jackson has five children and eight grandchildren, He married his first wife, Maxine, in 1967. They divorced in 1972, He married his second wife, June, in 1974, but they divorced in 2000, He dated Jeanie Buss, the daughter of Lakers owner Jerry Buss, whom he met in 1999, The two became engaged in 2013, On December 27, 2016, they announced the termination of their engagement in a joint statement on Twitter.
While he was the coach of the Chicago Bulls, he lived in Bannockburn, Illinois, He lived in Playa del Rey, Los Angeles when he was the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. While he was the president of basketball operations of the New York Knicks, he lived in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, He currently resides in Flathead Lake, Montana.
|Chicago||1989–90||82||55||27||.671||2nd in Central||16||10||6||.625||Lost in Conf. Finals|
|Chicago||1990–91||82||61||21||.744||1st in Central||17||15||2||.882||Won NBA Championship|
|Chicago||1991–92||82||67||15||.817||1st in Central||22||15||7||.682||Won NBA Championship|
|Chicago||1992–93||82||57||25||.695||1st in Central||19||15||4||.789||Won NBA Championship|
|Chicago||1993–94||82||55||27||.671||2nd in Central||10||6||4||.600||Lost in Conf. Semifinals|
|Chicago||1994–95||82||47||35||.573||3rd in Central||10||5||5||.500||Lost in Conf. Semifinals|
|Chicago||1995–96||82||72||10||.878||1st in Central||18||15||3||.833||Won NBA Championship|
|Chicago||1996–97||82||69||13||.841||1st in Central||19||15||4||.789||Won NBA Championship|
|Chicago||1997–98||82||62||20||.756||1st in Central||21||15||6||.714||Won NBA Championship|
|L.A. Lakers||1999–00||82||67||15||.817||1st in Pacific||23||15||8||.652||Won NBA Championship|
|L.A. Lakers||2000–01||82||56||26||.683||1st in Pacific||16||15||1||.938||Won NBA Championship|
|L.A. Lakers||2001–02||82||58||24||.707||2nd in Pacific||19||15||4||.789||Won NBA Championship|
|L.A. Lakers||2002–03||82||50||32||.610||2nd in Pacific||12||6||6||.500||Lost in Conf. Semifinals|
|L.A. Lakers||2003–04||82||56||26||.683||1st in Pacific||22||13||9||.591||Lost in NBA Finals|
|L.A. Lakers||2005–06||82||45||37||.549||3rd in Pacific||7||3||4||.429||Lost in First Round|
|L.A. Lakers||2006–07||82||42||40||.512||2nd in Pacific||5||1||4||.200||Lost in First Round|
|L.A. Lakers||2007–08||82||57||25||.695||1st in Pacific||21||14||7||.667||Lost in NBA Finals|
|L.A. Lakers||2008–09||82||65||17||.793||1st in Pacific||23||16||7||.696||Won NBA Championship|
|L.A. Lakers||2009–10||82||57||25||.695||1st in Pacific||23||16||7||.696||Won NBA Championship|
|L.A. Lakers||2010–11||82||57||25||.695||1st in Pacific||10||4||6||.400||Lost in Conf. Semifinals|
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