Phil Jackson who is a former American professional basketball player, coach, and executive in the National Basketball Association born on September 17, 1945, In Montana.
He is the son of Charles Jackson and Elizabeth Jackson. He has two brothers and half-sister.
In 19967, He married Maxine. They had one child. They divorced in 1972. In October 1974, He married June. They blessed with four children. They divorced in 2000. In January 2013, He got engaged to American businesswomen Jeanie Buss.
Jackson had attended high school in Williston, North Dakota. In high school, He had actively participated in sports and played varsity basketball, football, baseball, and discus.
In 1967, He had become a part of the New York Knicks, a professional basketball team based in New York. He had entered the team as a second-round draft choice. In 1970, the New York Knicks basketball team had been the winners of the National Basketball Association, NBA championship. They had been also winners of the 1973 NBA championship. In 1979, He had gone to Hudson to play two seasons for the New Jersey Nets professional basketball team. In 1980 He formally retired as a basketball player. After his retirement as a player, He had taken to coaching a few lower-level groups like Puerto Rico’s National Superior Basketball and the Continental Basketball Association. In 1987, He had been appointed as the assistant coach to the Chicago Bulls, a professional basketball team based in Chicago. In 1989, He had been appointed as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls and he finally coached the team for over 9 seasons. During this period, the team had won a total of 6 championships. In 2004, He officially retired as the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. The next 2004-05 season had been a very frustrating one for the Lakers and the team wanted to hire him again. In 2005, He had re-appointed as a head of the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. In 2009, He successfully led the Los Angeles Lakers to the NBA finals. In 2013, He had come out with the book ‘Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success’, in which He had described his experiences while He had been a player for the New York Knicks.
- His full name is Philip Douglas Jackson.
- He had Won two North Dakota state basketball championships in high school.
- He becomes the First coach to ever win 11 NBA titles and the first to win three in a row at three different times.
Awards and Achievements:
- In 1996, He received the NBA Coach of the Year Award.
- In 2010, He received the Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award.
What can we learn from Him??
Like Phil Jackson, Having a Big faith in yourself. Never stop adopting wide vision in life