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Phil Jackson

Born: 1945 in Deer Lodge, Montana
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Coached the Chicago Bulls through three championships.

Biography: Phil Jackson holds the winningest record in NBA history (832316 in fourteen seasons as a head coach).


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Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Website: http://premierespeakers.com/phil_jackson
Phil Jackson on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=phil+jackson


Selected Titles

  Eleven rings :
ISBN: 9781470377090 OCLC: 858557651

Findaway World, LLC ; [Solon, Ohio] : ℗2013.

Former NBA coach Phil Jackson's memoir. 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.

Eleven rings :
ISBN: 1594205116 OCLC: 818953824

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.

  More than a game
ISBN: 9781598871319 OCLC: 127120986

HighBridge Co., [Minneapolis, Minn.] : 2002.

Phil Jackson's account of the Lakers' game-by-game progress through the 1999-2200 and his views on the state of the NBA is supplemented by his friend Charley Rosen's novelist's impressions of the Lakers, Los Angeles, and the league. Taken together, More than a game becomes a fascinating inside story of the founding of a new Lakers dynasty and the triumph of Phil Jackson's hardwood metaphysics.

More than a game /
ISBN: 0743444116 OCLC: 49376919

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.

Sacred hoops :
ISBN: 9780756979737 OCLC: 946600939

Hachette, New York, N.Y. : ©2014.

One of the most successful coaches in NBA history, Phil Jackson provides an inside look at the higher wisdom of teamwork with Sacred Hoops -- Jackson's philosophy of mindful basketball and his life-long quest to bring enlightenment to the competitive world of professional sports. A new paradigm of leadership based on Eastern and Native American principles, Jackson's approach flies in the face of the egoistic, winner-take-all attitude that has changed the face of American sports. Rather than winning through intimidation, Jackson -- who describes himself as a Zen Christian -- stresses awareness, compassion and most of all selfless team play. Filled with stories about Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Toni Kukoc and other members of the Bulls ...

Sacred hoops :
ISBN: 1401308813 OCLC: 74149973

Hyperion, New York, N.Y. : ©2006.

The last season :
ISBN: 0143035878 OCLC: 56198572

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.

 

 

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