May 16, 2013 |
It took some time for former Lakers' coach Phil Jackson to learn how to communicate with Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest). "My major concern about Ron was whether he could learn the triangle offense fast enough. Like Dennis Rodman, Ron had a hard time staying focused," writes Jackson in his upcoming memoir, "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success. " World Peace joined the Lakers for the 2009-10 season, ultimately helping the team win the title over the Boston Celtics.
March 27, 2013 |
Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson has finally joined Twitter. Jackson is readying the release of his latest book, "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success. " During his last stint with the Lakers he expressed skepticism as to the need and purpose of Twitter. Already with more than 20,000 followers, Jackson has yet to actually tweet. His fiancée, Lakers executive Jeanie Buss, confirmed that it is indeed Jackson's account. Please welcome Phil Jackson to twitter @ philjackson11 - Jeanie Buss (@JeanieBuss)
March 18, 2012
Here's another reason why Phil Jackson probably won't coach the New York Knicks. He's too busy having fun filming commercials. The latest ad, seen below, features Jackson touting the Asus Zenbook . In the wake of Apple's popularity, it isn't surprising Jackson would tout a PC: He's a nonconformist. And in the wake of March Madness, it is surprising he would promote the NCAA tournament. He's routinely called college basketball "a boys' game" and refuses to watch it. Perhaps money can change a person's thinking.
July 4, 2009 |
After the twists and turns of Thursday were finally put to rest, a clear, straight-ahead picture emerged Friday: The Lakers aren't done yet. Their coach, Phil Jackson, agreed to return next season, endorsing the addition of Ron Artest simply by coming back for his 19th season as an NBA coach. In fact, Jackson was the one who pushed to sign Artest in the first place, according to a source familiar with Jackson's thinking who was not authorized to speak publicly.
September 17, 2013 |
Phil Jackson celebrates his 68th birthday on Tuesday. Happy Birthday @PhilJackson11 !! I love you xoxo. (He is going to kill me for this). #Birthdaywishes - Jeanie Buss (@JeanieBuss) September 17, 2013 Jackson, who is engaged to Lakers owner/executive Jeanie Buss, has said repeatedly he has no intention to coach again in the NBA -- although he acknowledged to The Times over the summer that intentions can change. Happy Birthday, @PhilJackson11 ! 13x champ..
July 2, 2010
Phil Jackson's decision to return to the Lakers for one more season shows what an unbelievable competitor the man is. There could be no better time for him to retire than immediately after a hard-fought seven-game victory over the Boston Celtics for the NBA championship, and fortunately for us Lakers fans, he still wants more. "Just when I thought I was out ... they pull me back in!" Jim Gillespie Temecula If Bill Plaschke is right that we couldn't possibly win without Phil, guess there is no reason to keep my season tickets after next year.