Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1945-09-17 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Williston, North Dakota, USA

27 Movies · 5 TV shows

Biography

Philip Douglas Jackson (born September 17, 1945) is an American former professional basketball player, coach, and executive in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A power forward, Jackson played 12 seasons in the NBA, winning NBA championships with the New York Knicks in 1970 and 1973. Jackson was the head coach of the Chicago Bulls from 1989 to 1998, leading them to six NBA championships. He then coached the Los Angeles Lakers from 1999 to 2004 and again from 2005 to 2011; the team won five league titles under his leadership. Jackson's 11 NBA titles as a coach surpassed the previous record of nine set by Red Auerbach. He also holds the NBA record for the most combined championships, winning a total of 13 as a player and a coach.Jackson is known for his use of Tex Winter's triangle offense as well as a holistic approach to coaching that was influenced by Eastern philosophy, garnering him the nickname "Zen Master". Jackson cited Robert Pirsig's book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance as one of the major guiding forces in his life. He also applied 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. 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.Jackson retired from coaching in 2011 and joined the Knicks as an executive in March 2014. He was dismissed as the Knicks' team president on June 28, 2017.

Personal Life

Jackson has five children and eight grandchildren. He married his first wife, Maxine, in 1967. They divorced in 1972. He married his second wife, June, in 1974, but they divorced in 2000. He dated Jeanie Buss, the daughter of Lakers owner Jerry Buss, whom he met in 1999. The two became engaged in 2013. On December 27, 2016, they announced the termination of their engagement in a joint statement on Twitter.Jackson owns homes in Playa del Rey, Los Angeles, and Lakeside, Montana. While he was coach of the Chicago Bulls he lived in Bannockburn.He has 26 hours of graduate study in psychology.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 is also a Deadhead, a fan of the Grateful Dead, and attended some of their concerts in the 1970s and 1990s.In a 1990 interview with the Chicago Tribune, Jackson said that he did not care for preachers who browbeat the audience, describing his religious views as, "I’ve always liked the concept of God being beyond anything that the human mind can conceive. I think there is a pantheistic-deistic-American Indian combination religion out there for Americans. That rings true to me."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 2020, he starred in Netflix and ESPN miniseries The Last Dance alongside Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr and Dennis Rodman.

Early Life

Jackson was born in Deer Lodge, Montana on September 17, 1945. Both of his parents, Charles and Elisabeth Funk Jackson, were Assemblies of God ministers. Elisabeth came from a long line of German Mennonites before her conversion to the Assemblies of God. In the churches that they served, his father generally preached on Sunday mornings and his mother on Sunday evenings. Eventually, his father became a ministerial supervisor. Phil, his two brothers, and his half-sister grew up in a remote area of Montana in an austere environment, in which no dancing or television was allowed. Jackson did not see his first movie until he was a senior in high school, and went to a dance for the first time in college. Growing up, he assumed he would become a minister.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Last Dance

The Last Dance

6.53
2020
A 10-part documentary chronicles the untold story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty, with rare, never-before-seen footage and sound from the 1997-98 championship season, as well as over ...
Game 6: The Movie

Game 6: The Movie

2020
This unprecedented cinematic production is an in-depth look at Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals, which saw the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz go head to head in one of the most iconic games in NBA history. ...

2019.

1 Movie
Rodman: For Better or Worse

Rodman: For Better or Worse

2019
Rodman is one of the greatest talents in NBA history, but he is also famous for his off-court exploits. The reasons behind him becoming the character he is today are explored in 30 for 30.

2018.

1 TV show
TV
Basketball: A Love Story

Basketball: A Love Story

2018
'Basketball: A Love Story' is a series of more than 60 interwoven stories that create a vibrant mosaic of the game. The cast explores the complex nature of love as it relates to the game. Insights and...

2014.

1 Movie
When the Garden Was Eden

When the Garden Was Eden

2014
This nostalgic sports documentary captures the New York Knicks at the height of their golden era during the 1970s, revealing in the process a singularly gifted and inspired team revered by its fans.

2010.

3 Movies
2010 NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers

2010 NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers

2010
Relive the Lakers stirring run to glory on this action-packed recap of the 2010 NBA Finals. You’ll get the inside story of the NBA champs with exclusive behind the scenes footage and interviews, along...
Jordan Rides the Bus

Jordan Rides the Bus

2010
Michael Jordan walked away from basketball in the fall of 1993 at the peak of his career. After leading the Dream Team to an Olympic gold medal in 1992 and taking the Bulls to their third consecutive ...
2010 Los Angeles Lakers: Official NBA Finals Film

2010 Los Angeles Lakers: Official NBA Finals Film

2010
In the 2010 season, one challenger after another tried to knock the Los Angeles Lakers off their NBA throne. But in the end, the Lakers reigned supreme once again, winning their 16th NBA championship....

2009.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
2008-2009 NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers

2008-2009 NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers

2009
An official review of the 2008-9 winning season for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, featuring highlights from all stages of the championship as well as interviews with all the key players and ...
TV
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

7.75
2009
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show that featured Conan O'Brien as host from June 1, 2009 to January 22, 2010 as part of NBC's long-running Tonight Show franchise. ...
2008-2009 NBA Champions - Los Angeles Lakers

2008-2009 NBA Champions - Los Angeles Lakers

2009
In a blockbuster performance deserving of Hollywood, the Los Angeles Lakers added the latest sequel to their championship legacy behind their leading man, Finals MVP Kobe Bryant. In the series billed ...
Kobe Doin' Work

Kobe Doin' Work

2009
A documentary about Kobe Bryant during the 2008 NBA playoffs.

2008.

1 Movie
Stag Night

Stag Night

2008
Four guys on a bachelor party get off the subway at a station that shut down in the 70's and, after watching a transit cop get brutally murdered, find themselves running for their lives beneath the st...

2005.

1 Movie
The Harlem Globetrotters: The Team That Changed the World

The Harlem Globetrotters: The Team That Changed the World

2005
The Globetrotters' impact socially and culturally, as well as their lasting effect on the NBA are investigated in "The Team that Changed the World." The Globetrotters continue to serve as "Ambassadors...

2004.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Celebrity Apprentice

The Celebrity Apprentice

6
2004
The ultimate sixteen-week job interview is where eighteen Americans compete in a series of rigorous business tasks, many of which include prominent Fortune 500 companies and require street smarts and ...
2003-2004 NBA Champions - Detroit Pistons

2003-2004 NBA Champions - Detroit Pistons

2004
The underdog Detroit Pistons shocked the basketball world by defeating the heavily favored Los Angeles Lakers (led by superstars Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal) to become the 2003-2004 NBA Champions...

2003.

1 Movie
1 Love

1 Love

2003
From the Academy Award-winning director of When We Were Kings comes this enthralling tribute to the timeless power and magic of basketball.

2002.

1 Movie
2002 NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers

2002 NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers

2002
At the beginning of the 2001-02 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers were the two-time defending champions... at the end, they were an NBA DYNASTY! The daunting challenge of winning three titles in a ro...

2001.

1 Movie
2001 NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers

2001 NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers

2001
When the 2001 season began, many expected the Los Angeles Lakers to repeat as NBA Champions. But few could have predicted just how arduous their road would be. The Lakers struggled through a turbulent...

2000.

2 Movies
1999-2000 NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers

1999-2000 NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers

2000
As they entered the 1999-2000 season, the Los Angeles Lakers seemed destined for greatness. After a season-long journey that tested their resolve as much as their destiny with a dramatic victory over ...
Michael Jordan to the Max

Michael Jordan to the Max

2000
The documentary shows behind-the-scenes and on-the-court action, including footage of Jordan and the Chicago Bulls going head-to-head against the Utah Jazz in the 1997 NBA Finals. The soundtrack inclu...

1999.

1 Movie
Michael Jordan: His Airness

Michael Jordan: His Airness

1999
From his days as a child in North Carolina to his retirement from the Chicago Bulls in 1999, His Airness takes you on a journey through Michael Jordan's entire career. This video captures the spirit, ...

1998.

2 Movies
Give Me Five! The Chicago Bulls Five NBA Championships

Give Me Five! The Chicago Bulls Five NBA Championships

1998
Give Me Five! The Chicago Bulls Five NBA Championships
Unforgettabulls: The 6th NBA Championship Season of the Chicago Bulls

Unforgettabulls: The 6th NBA Championship Season of the Chicago Bulls

1998
Everyone knows that the Chicago Bulls are the team of the 1990s, if not all time. In 1998 they won their unmatched sixth NBA title of the '90s. But this was not the same team that squashed all opponen...

1997.

1 Movie
Chicago Bulls 1996-97 NBA Championship Season

Chicago Bulls 1996-97 NBA Championship Season

1997
NBA Entertainment takes you on the Chicago Bulls journey through the regular season, NBA playoffs and NBA Finals as cameras and microphones follow the team on court, in team huddles and behind the sce...

1996.

2 Movies
The Official 1996 NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls Unstop-A-Bulls

The Official 1996 NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls Unstop-A-Bulls

1996
The Official 1996 NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls Unstop-A-Bulls
Michael Jordan, Above and Beyond

Michael Jordan, Above and Beyond

1996
The subject of "Michael Jordan Above and Beyond" is Michael Jordan's return from retirement in 1995. His retirement, attempt at minor league baseball, and dealing with his father's murder are the firs...

1993.

2 Movies
Three-Peat - The Chicago Bulls' Historic Third Championship

Three-Peat - The Chicago Bulls' Historic Third Championship

1993
This is a video that documents the Chicago Bulls 1992-93 NBA Season that resulted in a 3-Peat NBA title run.
The Official 1993 NBA World Championship Video - Three-Peat

The Official 1993 NBA World Championship Video - Three-Peat

1993
Relive the Chicago Bulls' dramatic charge to a historic third consecutive NBA Championship, with this unique, behind-the-scenes look at their 1992-93 NBA season. Join the Bulls on the court, in the hu...

1992.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

5.75
1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that initially aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. The fourth incarn...
Untouchabulls - The Chicago Bulls' Second Championship Season

Untouchabulls - The Chicago Bulls' Second Championship Season

1992
This video takes the viewer on a journey through the second straight championship season of the Chicago Bulls. Fresh off of their defeat of the L.A. Lakers a year earlier, the Bulls came back hungrier...

1991.

1 Movie
Learning to Fly: The World Champion Chicago Bulls Rise to Glory

Learning to Fly: The World Champion Chicago Bulls Rise to Glory

1991
Celebrate the Chicago Bulls’ first NBA Championship with this incredible 6-disc DVD collector’s set. Relive the historic 1991 NBA Finals showdown against the Los Angeles Lakers with all 5 games, each ...
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