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Phil Jackson

Legendary Coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers; President of the Knicks; Author of "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success"

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 Phil Jackson Biography

Widely considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the National Basketball Association, Phil Jackson led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles from 1989 to 1998 and the Los Angeles Lakers to three consecutive NBA titles.

The son of Assemblies of God ministers, Phil Jackson and his siblings grew up without movies, dancing or television. He played basketball, football and baseball in high school and was recruited to North Dakota to play basketball after graduation. While there, he helped his team win third- and fourth-place finishes in the NCAA Division II championships.

In 1967, Phil Jackson was drafted in the second round by the New York Knicks, where he played as a favored substitute for several years before joining the starting lineup. He retired from play in 1980.

Phil Jackson began his coaching career in the lower-level leagues. He got his break in 1987 when he was hired as an assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls. He was promoted to head coach in 1989 and helmed the team until 1998. It was there that he became known for his modernization of Tex Winter's triangle offense, as well as his holistic approach to coaching based on Eastern philosophy and Native American spiritual practices. His impressive leadership combined with the talents of such star players as Michael Jordan and Dennis Rodman earned the Bulls six championships: two three-peats in separate three-year periods. The team made it to the playoffs every year Jackson served as coach.

Despite the success, tension grew between Phil Jackson and the Bulls general manager Jerry Krause. After winning the title in 1998, Jackson took a year off, and then joined the Los Angeles Lakers in 1999. He had immediate success with the team, leading them to a three-peat against the Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Tension between star players Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal frequently made headlines, and Jackson himself often clashed with Bryant, who regularly disregarded the coach's set offense. In 2004, Jackson left the team.

After a disappointing 2004-05 season for the Lakers, Phil Jackson was rehired as head coach. He turned the team around to a seventh-seed playoff spot. In January 2007, Jackson won his 900th game. Jackson coached the Lakers to an appearance in the 2008 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, although the Celtics ultimately won.

In December 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. He was the fastest to win 1,000 games, surpassing Pat Riley, who had taken 11 more games than Jackson.

Jackson again coached the Lakers to the NBA Finals in 2009. In the Finals, the Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic 41, 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.

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. The Lakers would go on to a fifth consecutive playoff berth in 2010. He won his 11th championship 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.

Jackson retired following the 2011-12 season. An author of numerous books, Jackson most recently released "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success" with Hugh Delehanty.

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Phil Jackson

Legendary Coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers; President of the Knicks; Author of "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success"

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Phil Jackson Biography

Widely considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the National Basketball Association, Phil Jackson led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles from 1989 to 1998 and the Los Angeles Lakers to three consecutive NBA titles.

The son of Assemblies of God ministers, Phil Jackson and his siblings grew up without movies, dancing or television. He played basketball, football and baseball in high school and was recruited to North Dakota to play basketball after graduation. While there, he helped his team win third- and fourth-place finishes in the NCAA Division II championships.

In 1967, Phil Jackson was drafted in the second round by the New York Knicks, where he played as a favored substitute for several years before joining the starting lineup. He retired from play in 1980.

Phil Jackson began his coaching career in the lower-level leagues. He got his break in 1987 when he was hired as an assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls. He was promoted to head coach in 1989 and helmed the team until 1998. It was there that he became known for his modernization of Tex Winter's triangle offense, as well as his holistic approach to coaching based on Eastern philosophy and Native American spiritual practices. His impressive leadership combined with the talents of such star players as Michael Jordan and Dennis Rodman earned the Bulls six championships: two three-peats in separate three-year periods. The team made it to the playoffs every year Jackson served as coach.

Despite the success, tension grew between Phil Jackson and the Bulls general manager Jerry Krause. After winning the title in 1998, Jackson took a year off, and then joined the Los Angeles Lakers in 1999. He had immediate success with the team, leading them to a three-peat against the Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Tension between star players Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal frequently made headlines, and Jackson himself often clashed with Bryant, who regularly disregarded the coach's set offense. In 2004, Jackson left the team.

After a disappointing 2004-05 season for the Lakers, Phil Jackson was rehired as head coach. He turned the team around to a seventh-seed playoff spot. In January 2007, Jackson won his 900th game. Jackson coached the Lakers to an appearance in the 2008 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, although the Celtics ultimately won.

In December 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. He was the fastest to win 1,000 games, surpassing Pat Riley, who had taken 11 more games than Jackson.

Jackson again coached the Lakers to the NBA Finals in 2009. In the Finals, the Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic 41, 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.

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. The Lakers would go on to a fifth consecutive playoff berth in 2010. He won his 11th championship 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.

Jackson retired following the 2011-12 season. An author of numerous books, Jackson most recently released "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success" with Hugh Delehanty.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Phil Jackson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Phil Jackson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Phil Jackson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Phil Jackson?

    Booking fees for Phil Jackson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Phil Jackson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Phil Jackson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Phil Jackson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Phil Jackson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Phil Jackson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Phil Jackson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Phil Jackson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Phil Jackson for your event is $200,000 and above. Phil Jackson generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Pat Riley, Mike Ditka, Pat Williams, Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Joe Torre. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Phil Jackson for an upcoming event.

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