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.
The Gospel According to Phil: The Words and Wisdom of Chicago Bulls Coach Phil Jacksonby Phil Jackson, Dave Whitaker (Compiler), David Whitaker
He's coached the Chicago Bulls to four NBA Championships, chalked up more than 400 victories in just seven seasons and led his team to the best regular season record in league history while being named the NBA's 1996 Coach of the Year. Still, the spiritual hoop leader known as Phil Jackson operates in the shadow of his superstar students. But that doesn't mean he has little to say.
In fact, the man who's infused his practice of Zen Buddhism into an unparalleled coaching philosophy of supreme one-ness is not shy about transmitting his brain waves to the masses. In this compilation of inimitable quotes, the coach shares some of his motivational techniques, reflects on his climb to the top, confesses his awe of Michael Jordan and ponders his plans for the future. He also explains how his Puritan background and well-publicized hippie stage helped prepare him for the likes of Dennis Rodman.
While he may be a basketball savant mining the world for deeper meaning, the man in the shadows has brought the Age of Enlightenment to the Chicago Bulls.
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