Mindgames: Phil Jackson's Long Strange Journey

Mindgames: Phil Jackson's Long Strange Journey

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by Roland Lazenby
     
 


Mindgames follows the journey of Phil Jackson to the top of basketball’s coaching hierarchy, a rise that took him from obscurity in the Continental Basketball Association to nine championship rings in the NBA. Along the way he turned multimillionaire players on to meditation, transformed the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls from a one-man show to aSee more details below

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Mindgames follows the journey of Phil Jackson to the top of basketball’s coaching hierarchy, a rise that took him from obscurity in the Continental Basketball Association to nine championship rings in the NBA. Along the way he turned multimillionaire players on to meditation, transformed the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls from a one-man show to a five-man team of domination, and after battling with Bulls management, ended one dynasty to start another on the West Coast.
 
Sportswriter Roland Lazenby, author of the bestselling Blood on the Horns, reveals the fascinating story of Jackson's life, from his years with the New York Knicks under the legendary Red Holzman to his remarkable nine championships coaching first the Chicago Bulls and then the Los Angeles Lakers.
 
In Mindgames Lazenby compellingly portrays a man with a unique determination to control the competitive environment he inhabits. A clear picture of the Jackson mystique emerges: philosopher, teacher, manipulator, counselor, psychologist, shaman, champion, master of mind games.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803259980
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
450
Sales rank:
983,247
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     xi
Epiphanies     1
The Different Drummer     13
Son of the Northern Plains     41
Monkey Time     71
The Professional     83
The Assistant     111
Michael's Coach     145
Strange Days     181
The Hard Road     235
The Last Dance     281
The Middle Path     341
A Polite Coup     391
Californication     409
Index     441

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