Jackson, Phil

Jackson, Phil

(Philip Douglas Jackson), 1945–, American basketball player and coach, b. Deer Lodge, Mont. Jackson was an All-American at the Univ. of North Dakota. Drafted by the New York Knicks in 1967, he was a forward and a superb defensive player, playing on two championship teams (1970, 1973) and remaining with the team until 1980. He then entered coaching, proved to be extremely talented, and rose to become (1989) head coach of the Chicago Bulls. Known for his quiet style, natty courtside attire, philosophical bent, Zen beliefs, and devotion to the triangle offense, he was extremely successful at motivating and stimulating teamwork among disparate players. Jackson coached the Bulls during the team's glory days, directing such superstars as Michael JordanJordan, Michael Jeffrey,
1963–, American basketball player, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. As a freshman at the Univ. of North Carolina, he made the shot that won the 1982 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament final over Georgetown.
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 and Scottie Pippen and leading his team to six National Basketball Association (NBA) championships (1991–93, 1996–98). In 1999 he took over as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. There, working with Shaquille O'NealO'Neal, Shaquille
(Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal) , 1972–, American basketball player, b. Newark, N.J. Joining the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1992, he was the 1993 NBA rookie of the year.
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, Kobe BryantBryant, Kobe
, 1978–, American basketball player, b. Philadelphia. The son of former professional basketball player Joe "Jellybean" Bryant, he was a high school star, turned pro at 17, and debuted with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association in 1996.
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, and others, he won three consecutive (2000–2002) NBA championships. He stepped down as Lakers coach in 2004 but the following year he agreed to return; he retired in 2011. The Lakers were NBA champions again in 2009 and 2010, giving Jackson the record for most NBA titles (11) for a coach. From 2014 to 2017 he was president of the Knicks. Jackson's books include the autobiography Maverick (1975), Sacred Hoops (1995, with H. Delehanty), More than a Game (2001), and Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success (2013, with H. Delehanty).

Bibliography

See D. Whitaker, ed., The Gospel According to Phil (1997) and R. Lazenby, Phil Jackson's Long Strange Journey (2001).

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Mark Clarke, Chris Barton and Jim Freeman lost 23-9 to Mel Biggs, Neil Hope and Mar Dyer, from Westlecot, Wiltshire, while their fellow Kings Heath trio of Neville Jackson, Phil Cale and Dave Green finished on the wrong end of a 21-11 score against Paul Ging, Stephen Birdsey and Stan Lant, from Northumberland club Northern Electric.
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That year she became the first disabled winner of the Welsh Sports Personality of the Year award, following in the footsteps of Davies, Jackson, Phil Bennett, Richard Meade, Tony Lewis and Howard Winstone.
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Michael Moorer; and concerts by The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, Gloria Estefan, Janet Jackson, Phil Collins, Billy Joel, Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, Sting, Jimmy Buffett and the Barbra Streisand Millennium Concert.