January 22, 2010 |
There was a reason Phil Jackson could be seen balancing a large stack of books earlier this week at a Los Angeles bookstore. The Lakers coach bought books for each of his players and distributed them before their eight-game trip, part of an annual ritual before a Jackson-coached team begins a long winter trip. Kobe Bryant , who rolls his eyes whenever Jackson gives him a book, probably won't be perusing what Jackson handed him: "Montana 1948," a Larry Watson novel about a middle-class Montana family torn apart by a scandal in the late 1940s.
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.
March 28, 2013 |
Phil Jackson joined the world of Twitter on Wednesday and in about 18 hours he already has more than 100,000 followers. When news hit that the Zenmaster had a Twitter account, speculation immediately began on what sage information and advice he would give. You just knew it would be something profound. Especially that first tweet. He must have something grand in mind for his first tweet. Or maybe not. 11 champ;ipnsikp[ ringhs - Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11)
January 3, 2013 |
Looks as if there may be a reason for a celebration in Lakerland after all. Former Lakers Coach Phil Jackson is apparently engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Jeanie Buss, who is the executive vice president of business operations for the Lakers. Buss tweeted Thursday evening: Twitter family - Phil finally gave me that ring I wanted!:-) twitpic.com/bs8xc5 - Jeanie Buss (@JeanieBuss) January 4, 2013 She apparently wasn't talking about one of Phil's five championship rings that he got at the helm of the Lakers.