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General Information

Name:  Phil Jackson  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1945 in Deer Lodge, Montana

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Coached the Chicago Bulls through three championships.

Biographical and Professional Information

Phil Jackson holds the winningest record in NBA history (832–316 in fourteen seasons as a head coach).

Selected Titles At Your Library

Sacred hoops :
ISBN: 1401308813. OCLC Number:

Hyperion,. New York, N.Y. :. ©2006.

More than a game /
ISBN: 0743444116. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster,. New York :. 2002.

Phil Jackson chronicles his career as a coach for the NBA, discussing the rises and falls of the sport, the key players, his coaching strategies, and other related topics.

The last season :
ISBN: 0143035878. OCLC Number:

Penguin Press,. New York :. 2004.

Phil Jackson is one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NBA. In his fourteen seasons as a head coach, he is 832-316, the best winning record in NBA history. He also holds NBA coaching records for most playoff wins and playoff winning percentage. Prior to coaching, he played thirteen years in the NBA, primarily with the New York Knicks. He is also the author of Maverick, Sacred Hoops, and, with his friend Charley Rosen, More Than a Game. Phil Jackson, one of the most successful coaches in the history of basketball offers his own take on his 2003-2004 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, chronicling the difficulties faced by the team--difficult relationships, public feuds, and injuries--and their successful journey to the NBA finals.

Eleven rings :
ISBN: 1594205116. OCLC Number:

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During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values. Jackson was tagged as the "Zen master" half in jest by sportswriters, but the nickname speaks to an important truth: this is a coach who inspired, not goaded; who led by awakening and challenging the better angels of his players' nature, not their egos, fear, or greed. This is the story of a preacher's kid from North Dakota who grew up to be one of the most innovative leaders of our time. In his quest to reinvent himself, Jackson explored everything from humanistic psychology and Native American philosophy to Zen meditation. In the process, he developed a new approach to leadership based on freedom, authenticity, and selfless teamwork that turned the hypercompetitive world of professional sports on its head.--From publisher description.



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