Phil Jackson
American basketball player, coach, and executive
Phil Jackson
Philip Douglas "Phil" Jackson is a retired American professional basketball coach and former player. Jackson is widely considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was the head coach of the Chicago Bulls from 1989 until 1998, during which Chicago won six NBA titles. His next team, the Los Angeles Lakers, won five NBA titles from 2000 until 2010.
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In nearly 3 years on job, Phil Jackson hasn't fixed Knicks
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Phil Jackson has made his relationship with Carmelo Anthony worse and hasn't made the Knicks better
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Marv Albert On The Knicks, Brad Stevens And The State Of The NBA
Huffington Post - 10 days
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Schmeelk: Right Now, Phil Jackson Is The Emperor Of The Knicks - CBS Local
Google News - 11 days
CBS Local Schmeelk: Right Now, Phil Jackson Is The Emperor Of The Knicks CBS Local Knicks president Phil Jackson speaks to the media at the Madison Square Garden training facility in Tarrytown, New York, on June 26, 2015. (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images). By John Schmeelk » More Columns. Of all the answers James ... Knicks find relief from drama after biggest win over seasonESPN (blog) Knicks stop the rot with NBA win over SpursYahoo Sports New York Knicks: Who Stepped Up Against The San Antonio Spurs?FOXSports.com New York Post -SB Nation -NBA.com -Bleacher Report all 152 news articles »
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Knicks owner James Dolan to honor agreement with Phil Jackson, won't meddle - ESPN
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Washington Post Knicks owner James Dolan to honor agreement with Phil Jackson, won't meddle ESPN NEW YORK -- Refraining from offering any judgment on the job that Phil Jackson has done so far, New York Knicks owner James Dolan said he'll "honor my agreement" and let the team president finish his five-year contract if he chooses and not meddle in ... Analyzing the potential for a Charles Oakley suit against James Dolan, KnicksSports Illustrated Witness accounts depict Charles Oakley as uncooperative and aggressiveUSA TODAY James Dolan says Charles Oakley banned from MSG, 'may have problem with alcohol'Washington Post New York Daily News -Sporting News -New York Post -NBA.com all 257 news articles »
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Another Awful Week for Knicks
Wall Street Journal - 15 days
Team President Phil Jackson tweeted a strangely encoded message at Carmelo Anthony, Charles Oakley got into a fight with a security guard and the Knicks blew a fourth-quarter lead to lose to the Clippers.
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Phil Jackson takes another shot at Carmelo: 'You don't change the spot on a leopard' - Sports Illustrated
Google News - 16 days
Sports Illustrated Phil Jackson takes another shot at Carmelo: 'You don't change the spot on a leopard' Sports Illustrated New York Knicks president Phil Jackson went on social media to take another shot at Carmelo Anthony after a Bleacher Report article criticized the Knicks forward. The column, written by Kevin Ding, goes into detail about Anthony's relationship with ... Knicks' Phil Jackson takes dig at Carmelo Anthony in tweetFOXSports.com New York Knicks' Phil Jackson escalates feud with Carmelo Anthony on TwitterSyracuse.com Phil Jackson, Knicks Doomed by Wanting Carmelo to Be Something He Is NotBleacher Report New York Post -SLAM Online -USA TODAY -New York Times all 63 news articles »
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Carmelo Anthony: Have to be unique guy to handle Knicks drama
ABC News - 27 days
NEW YORK -- On a day when he was asked about everything from Phil Jackson, to wanting to play with Chris Paul and LeBron James, to whether "fake news" prevented him from becoming an All-Star, Carmelo Anthony was booed by home fans before he admitted that the soap opera surrounding him can be "mentally draining," but it's given him a greater appreciation for Knicks legend Patrick Ewing. Anthony's patience is being tried, perhaps in ways even Ewing did not have to deal with when he was under the intense New York media microscope for 15 seasons with the Knicks. Anthony said the drama can get to him. "You've got to deal with that, even though I try not to read it. And everywhere you go, even if you don't hear about it, somebody is telling you about it, somebody is saying something," Anthony said of the trade rumors and drama around him and the Knicks. "It can be mentally draining, mentally fatiguing." It's been quite a...
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Where Derrick Rose Really Went Last Week
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Last week, there was a major brouhaha when New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose unexpectedly disappeared before a New Orleans Pelicans game. There was no text, no call, no Instagram, no email, no Facebook message to his coaches or teammates alerting them to his unplanned absence. It was later reported he flew to Chicago for unspecified family reasons. That night, the team lost to the New Orleans Pelicans without one of their top scorers. By all accounts, the Knicks are having a tough year. Their current record is 19-24. The signings of free agents Rose and Joakim Noah from the Chicago Bulls were intended to bolster the team with veteran leadership and bring more star power to Madison Square Garden. Instead, the squad has lost 11 of their last 14 games, and are 5 games below .500. Following his unsanctioned time off, Rose was fined $200,000 for missing a game, a small fraction of his $21 million paycheck. But we don’t have concrete proof of Rose being in Chicago. Did anyo ...
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Derrick Rose missing from Knicks, said to have Chicago family issue - ESPN
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ESPN Derrick Rose missing from Knicks, said to have Chicago family issue ESPN Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek won't comment on the status of Derrick Rose but says he expects Rose back at some point, and everything will eventually become clear. (0:37). Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger · Pinterest · Email; comment. 11:53 PM ET. After game absence, Derrick Rose's Knicks future is uncertainYahoo Sports Derrick Rose missing in action as Knicks blown out againUSA TODAY Phil Jackson era hits rock bottom as Derrick Rose goes AWOLNew York Daily News New York Post -Bleacher Report -FOXSports.com -Chicago Tribune all 135 news articles »
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Knicks president Jackson and Lakers owner Buss split
Yahoo News - about 2 months
New York Knicks president Phil Jackson and Los Angeles Lakers president and co-owner Jeanie Buss said they have ended their four-year engagement. Jackson and Buss, daughter of late Lakers owner Jerry Buss, began dating after Jackson became coach of the Lakers in 1999.
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Take that, Phil Jackson: It's OK for Jay Z to call LeBron James' business associates his 'posse'
LATimes - 2 months
LeBron James didn't mind his business associates being referred to as a "posse" this time. Not in the context Jay Z used in introducing James as Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year during a ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Monday night. The rapper said of the Cleveland Cavaliers...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Phil Jackson
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 69
    On June 25, 2015, The Knicks drafted Latvian Kristaps Porziņģis with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft; he signed his rookie-scale contract with the Knicks on July 30, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details On that same night, the Knicks traded Tim Hardaway Jr. for the 19th pick in the draft, which would become Jerian Grant. In four Summer League games, Porziņģis averaged 10.5 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. He made his debut for the Knicks in the team's season opener against the Milwaukee Bucks on October 28, recording 16 points and 5 rebounds in a 122–97 win. On November 2, he recorded his first career double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs. On December 7, he had a season-best game with 28 points (2p. 11/14, 3-pointers 2/4), in a 97–104 loss against the Dallas Mavericks. In 1996, Jackson won the NBA Coach of the Year Award. In the same year he was named one of the ten greatest NBA coaches of all time by vote in an unranked compilation. At the time he was in his 8th year coaching; in the seven years prior he coached 574 games and won 414, with only 160 losses, and had a win-loss percentage of 72.1% – the highest of any coach on the list at that time. He continued his success in his later career; cumulative careers in perspective, he retains the highest win-loss percentage of any coach on this list at 70.4% (1155 wins, 485 losses).
  • 2014
    Age 68
    On June 26, as part of the 2014 NBA draft, the Knicks selected Cleanthony Early as the 34th overall pick and Thanasis Antetokounmpo as the 51st overall pick, using the draft picks received in the trade from the Mavericks.
    More Details Hide Details The Knicks also acquired Louis Labeyrie, an additional second-round draft pick, after he was traded by the Pacers. On January 7, 2015, the Knicks set a franchise record with 13 straight losses. The Knicks fell 101–91 to the Washington Wizards, giving New York its longest losing streak in the franchise's 69-year history. This record was extended to 16 straight losses after the NBA Global Games loss against the Milwaukee Bucks in London. They ended the season with a record of 17–65, which is the worst record in franchise history.
    On June 9, 2014, the Knicks hired as the head coach Derek Fisher, who played under Phil Jackson as a Laker and won five championships together.
    More Details Hide Details On June 25, 2014, the Knicks traded guard Raymond Felton along with former NBA defensive player of the year Tyson Chandler to the Dallas Mavericks. In return the Knicks received Shane Larkin, José Calderón, Samuel Dalembert, and Wayne Ellington along with two picks for the following day's draft. The trade was the first one that he executed as a front office executive. Many comments were saying that "Dolan took over the Mavericks" due to the Knicks' tendency to trade away picks.
    On April 21, 2014, over one week after the conclusion of the season, Mike Woodson and his entire staff were fired.
    More Details Hide Details The Knicks finished the season with a 37–45 record and finished 9th in the Eastern Conference standings.
    In 2014, Jackson was in discussions for months with the New York Knicks regarding an executive position with the team.
    More Details Hide Details On March 18, he was introduced as the president of the Knicks after signing a five-year, $60 million contract.
  • 2012
    Age 66
    After the Lakers fired Jackson's successor, Mike Brown, early in the 2012–13 season, they first approached Jackson to replace Brown.
    More Details Hide Details Jackson requested two days to consider the opening. He believed the Lakers would wait for his response, but the Lakers thought it was understood they would continue their search. The next day, the team talked with Mike D'Antoni and hired him in a unanimous decision by the front office. They felt D'Antoni's fast-paced style of play made him a "great fit" for the team, more suitable than Jackson's structured triangle offense. Jerry Buss' preference has always been for the Lakers to have a wide-open offense. In the two games leading up to D'Antoni's signing, Lakers fans at Staples Center had chanted "We Want Phil!"
  • 2011
    Age 65
    In January 2011, he reiterated that it would be his final season, explaining that in the past there was the possibility that maybe he would reconsider. "This year, there's no maybe," said Jackson.
    More Details Hide Details He retired after the Lakers were swept out of the playoffs in the conference semifinals by that season's eventual NBA champions, the Dallas Mavericks. In his final news conference that season, he noted that he did not have much of a relationship with Jerry or Jim Buss, and said, "When I leave here, I don't anticipate Lakers management will call me up and ask my advice."
  • 2010
    Age 64
    On August 2, 2010, Jackson signed a new contract with the Lakers to return for what he mentioned was "his last stand", meaning the 2010–11 season would be his last.
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    On July 1, 2010, Jackson, after giving it tremendous thought and consulting with his doctors over health concerns, announced that he would return to coach the Lakers for the 2010–11 season.
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    On February 3, 2010, Jackson recorded his 534th win as Lakers head coach, surpassing Pat Riley to become the most successful coach in franchise history.
    More Details Hide Details The Lakers would go on to a fifth consecutive playoff berth in 2010. They defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz, and Phoenix Suns in the playoffs before defeating the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals, earning Jackson his eleventh NBA championship as head coach and his fifth with the Lakers. He tied original Lakers head coach John Kundla's record for most NBA championships won by a head coach in Lakers franchise history.
  • 2009
    Age 63
    Jackson again coached the Lakers to the NBA Finals in 2009, defeating the Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets, and Denver Nuggets in the process.
    More Details Hide Details In the Finals, the Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic 4–1, clinching Jackson's 10th NBA championship as head coach and surpassing the record for most championships won by a head coach previously held by him and Red Auerbach.
  • 2008
    Age 62
    On December 25, 2008, Jackson became the sixth coach to win 1,000 games, with the Lakers defeating the Celtics in their first matchup since the last year's finals.
    More Details Hide Details He was the fastest to win 1,000 games, surpassing Pat Riley, who had taken 11 more games than Jackson.
    With another star to pair with Bryant, Jackson coached the Lakers to an appearance in the 2008 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.
    More Details Hide Details Boston went on to win the series 4–2, in the process handing Jackson and the Lakers their worst playoff loss ever in Game 6, a 39-point defeat. It was only the 2nd time in 11 appearances that Jackson had lost an NBA Finals.
  • 2007
    Age 61
    On December 12, 2007, after announcing he would return to his position as coach just a few days prior, Jackson inked a 2-year contract extension to continue his tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers through the end of the 2009–2010 season.
    More Details Hide Details During the 2007–08 season, the Lakers were able to obtain Pau Gasol in a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies.
    On January 7, 2007, Jackson won his 900th game, then placing him 9th on the all-time win list for NBA coaches.
    More Details Hide Details With this win, Jackson became the fastest to reach 900 career wins, doing so in only 1,264 games and beating Pat Riley's previous record of 900 in 1,278 games.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2005
    Age 59
    On June 15, 2005, the Lakers rehired Jackson.
    More Details Hide Details Jackson took a Laker squad that was mediocre, aside from Bryant, and led them to a seventh-seed playoff berth. Once again promoting the notion of selfless team play embodied by the triangle offense, the team achieved substantial results, especially in the last month of the season. Jackson also worked seamlessly with Bryant, who had earlier shown his desire to bring back Jackson to the bench. Bryant's regular-season performance won him the league scoring title and made him a finalist in MVP voting. However, the Lakers faced a tough 2006 first-round matchup against the second-seeded Phoenix Suns, who were led by eventual MVP winner Steve Nash. It was the first time that Jackson's team had failed to reach the second round of the playoffs. The Lakers jumped out to a 3–1 lead following a dramatic last second shot by Bryant in overtime to win game four, but the Suns recovered to win the last three and take the series.
  • 2004
    Age 58
    Despite these distractions, the Lakers beat the defending champion Spurs en route to advancing to the 2004 NBA Finals and were heavy favorites to regain the title.
    More Details Hide Details However, they were upset by the Detroit Pistons, who used their strong defense to dominate the Lakers, winning the title four games to one. This marked the first time in ten attempts as head coach that Jackson had lost in the NBA Finals. On June 18, 2004, three days after the loss to the Pistons, the Lakers announced that Jackson would leave his position as Lakers coach. Jackson was seeking to double his salary from $6 million to $12 million on his expiring contract. He had a contract offer outstanding from the Lakers, but he had not acted on it. Winter said Jackson announced at the All-Star break that he would not want to return to the Lakers if Bryant returned. Many fans attributed Jackson's departure directly to the wishes of Bryant, as Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss reportedly sided with Bryant. Jackson, Bryant and Buss all denied that Bryant had made any explicit demand regarding Jackson. However, O'Neal, upon hearing General Manager Mitch Kupchak's announcement of the team's willingness to trade O'Neal and its intention to keep Bryant, indicated that he felt the franchise was indeed pandering to Bryant's wishes with the departure of Jackson. O'Neal's trade to the Miami Heat was the end of the "Trifecta" that had led the Lakers to three championship titles.
  • 2003
    Age 57
    That fall, Jackson released The Last Season, a book which describes his point of view of the tensions that surrounded the 2003–04 Lakers team.
    More Details Hide Details The book was pointedly critical of Kobe Bryant. Without Jackson and O'Neal the Lakers were forced to become a faster paced team on the court. Though they achieved some success in the first half of the season, injuries to several players including stars Kobe Bryant and Lamar Odom forced the team out of contention, going 34–48 in 2004–05 and missing the playoffs for the first time in 11 years. Rudy Tomjanovich, Jackson's successor as coach, resigned midway through the season after coaching just 41 games, citing health issues not relating to his past bout with bladder cancer, which immediately led to speculation that the Lakers might bring Jackson back.
  • 2000
    Age 54
    Reaching the conference finals, they dispatched the Portland Trail Blazers in a tough seven-game series and then won the 2000 NBA championship by beating the Indiana Pacers.
    More Details Hide Details With the talented superstar duo of Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, the strong supporting cast of Glen Rice, Derek Fisher, Rick Fox, Devean George, A. C. Green, Robert Horry, and Brian Shaw, and the assistance of former Bulls Horace Grant, Ron Harper, and John Salley, Jackson would lead the Lakers to two additional titles in 2001 and 2002, against the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets, adding up to his third three-peat as head coach. The main serious challenge the Lakers faced was from their conference rival, the Sacramento Kings. However, injuries, weak bench play, and full-blown public tension between Bryant and O'Neal slowed the team down, and they were beaten in the second round of the 2003 NBA Playoffs by the eventual champion San Antonio Spurs. Afterward, Jackson clashed frequently with Bryant. While remarkably efficient in Jackson's "triangle offense", Bryant had a personal distaste for Jackson's brand of basketball and subsequently called it "boring". In games, Bryant would often disregard the set offense completely to experiment with his own one-on-one moves, incensing the normally calm Jackson. Bryant managed to test Jackson's patience enough that the "Zen Master" even demanded that Bryant be traded, although Laker management rejected the request.
    His next team, the Los Angeles Lakers, won five championships from 2000 until 2010.
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  • 1999
    Age 53
    However, after taking a year off, he decided to give it another chance with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details Jackson took over a talented Lakers team and immediately produced results as he did in Chicago. In his first year in L.A., the Lakers went 67–15 during the regular season to top the league.
  • 1998
    Age 52
    After the Bulls' final title of the Jordan era in 1998, Jackson left the team vowing never to coach again.
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  • 1997
    Age 51
    Krause announced the signing by emphasizing that Jackson would not be rehired even if the Bulls won the 1997–98 title.
    More Details Hide Details Jackson then told Krause that he seemed to be rooting for the other side, to which Krause responded, "I don't care if it's 82-and-0 this year, you're fucking gone." Krause publicly portrayed Jackson as a two-faced character who had very little regard for his assistant coaches.
    After contentious negotiations, Jackson was signed for the 1997–98 season only.
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    In the summer of 1997, Jackson was not invited to the wedding of Krause's stepdaughter, although all of the Bulls' assistant coaches were, as was Tim Floyd, then head coach at Iowa State, Jackson's eventual successor.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1989
    Age 43
    Jackson was the head coach of the Chicago Bulls from 1989 until 1998, during which Chicago won six NBA championships.
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  • 1987
    Age 41
    Jackson was hired as assistant coach, under Doug Collins, for the Bulls in 1987, and was promoted to head coach in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details It was around this time that he met Tex Winter and became a devotee of Winter's triangle offense. Over nine seasons, Jackson coached the Bulls to six championships, winning three straight championships over separate three-year periods. The "three-peat" was the first since the Boston Celtics won eight titles in a row from 1959 through 1966. Jackson and the Bulls made the playoffs every year, and failed to win the title only three times. Michael Jordan's first retirement after the 1992–1993 season marked the end of the first "three-peat", and although Jordan returned just before the 1995 playoffs, it was not enough to prevent a playoff elimination by the Orlando Magic. Despite the Bulls' success, tension between Jackson and Bulls general manager Jerry Krause grew. Some believed that Krause felt under-recognized for building a championship team and believed that Jackson was indebted to him for giving him his first NBA coaching job.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1984
    Age 38
    In the following years, he mainly coached in lower-level professional leagues, notably the Continental Basketball Association and Puerto Rico's National Superior Basketball (BSN). While in the CBA, he won his first coaching championship, leading the Albany Patroons to their first CBA title in 1984.
    More Details Hide Details In Puerto Rico, he coached the Piratas de Quebradillas (1984 and 1987) and the Gallitos de Isabela (1984–1986), both have good standing within the Puerto Rican league. He regularly sought an NBA job, but was invariably turned down. He had acquired a reputation for being sympathetic to the counterculture during his playing years, which may have scared off potential NBA employers.
  • 1978
    Age 32
    After going across the Hudson in 1978 to play two seasons for the New Jersey Nets, he retired as a player in 1980.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1974
    Age 28
    He married his second wife, June, in 1974, but they have also divorced. He has been dating Jeanie Buss, the daughter of Lakers owner Jerry Buss, since 1999. The two became engaged on January 3, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details He owns homes in Playa del Rey, Los Angeles, and Lakeside, Montana. Jackson has admitted to using marijuana and LSD in the past. In 2010, he said he did not believe that prisons should be filled with people prosecuted for marijuana, but called California's Proposition 19, which would have legalized marijuana, poorly written. Jackson was diagnosed with prostate cancer in March 2011. He told the Lakers players in May 2011, when they were involved in a second-round playoff series against the Mavericks. Jackson decided to delay his surgery until after the playoffs.
    In the 1974–75 NBA season, Jackson and the Milwaukee Bucks' Bob Dandridge shared the lead for total personal fouls, with 330 each.
    More Details Hide Details Jackson lived in Leonia, New Jersey, during this time.
  • 1973
    Age 27
    Soon after the 1973 title, several key starters retired, creating an opening for Jackson in the starting lineup.
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  • 1970
    Age 24
    He also won two championships as a player with the Knicks in 1970 and 1973, and holds the NBA record for the most combined championships (13) as a player and a head coach.
    More Details Hide Details Jackson is known for his use of Tex Winter's triangle offense as well as a holistic approach to coaching that is influenced by Eastern philosophy, earning him the nickname "Zen Master". Jackson cites Robert Pirsig's book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance as one of the major guiding forces in his life. He also applies Native American spiritual practices as documented in his book Sacred Hoops. He is the author of several candid books about his teams and his basketball strategies. Jackson is also a recipient of the state of North Dakota's Roughrider Award. In 2007, Jackson was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. In 1996, as part of celebrations for the National Basketball Association's 50th anniversary, Jackson was named one of the 10 greatest coaches in league history. He retired from coaching in 2011 before joining the Knicks as an executive in March 2014.
  • 1969
    Age 23
    Jackson did not play during New York's 1969–70 championship season due to spinal fusion surgery; however, he authored a book entitled Take It All, a photo diary of the Knicks' 1970 championship run.
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  • 1967
    Age 21
    Jackson has five children (Brooke, Chelsea, Elizabeth, Ben, and Charlie) and seven grandchildren. He married his first wife, Maxine, in 1967. They divorced in 1972.
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    In 1967, Jackson was drafted in the second round by the New York Knicks.
    More Details Hide Details While he was a good all-around athlete, with unusually long arms, he was limited offensively and compensated with intelligence and hard work on defense. Jackson eventually established himself as a fan favorite and one of the NBA's leading substitutes. He was a top reserve on the Knicks team that won the NBA title in 1973.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1965
    Age 19
    Jackson's future Knicks teammate Walt Frazier was the Salukis' biggest star, but the two only faced off in 1965, as Frazier was academically ineligible in 1966.
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  • 1962
    Age 16
    Fitch took over as head basketball coach at the University of North Dakota in the spring of 1962, during Jackson's junior year of high school.
    More Details Hide Details Bill Fitch successfully recruited Jackson to the University of North Dakota, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Jackson did well there, helping the Fighting Sioux to third- and fourth-place finishes in the NCAA Division II tournament in his sophomore and junior years (1965 and 1966). Both years, they were beaten by the Southern Illinois Salukis.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1945
    Born
    Born on September 17, 1945.
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