Phil Jackson

Beloved coach Phil Jackson brought his motivating charisma out of the locker room and into the world of entertainment. In 1967, he launched his NBA career with the New York Knicks. In 1978, he played for the New Jersey ... Read more »
Born: 09/17/1945 in Deer Lodge, Montana, USA

Filmography

Actor (11)

Kroll Show 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Daily Show 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

Dancing With the Stars 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Apprentice 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

49th NBA All-Star Game 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Jordan to the Max 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 2000 Essence Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

BET's Voices Against Violence Special 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Music Box Kid 1959 (Movie)

Wally Federman (Actor)

Los Angeles Now (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Beloved coach Phil Jackson brought his motivating charisma out of the locker room and into the world of entertainment. In 1967, he launched his NBA career with the New York Knicks. In 1978, he played for the New Jersey Nets. In 1984, he won his first coaching championship with the lower-level league Albany Patroons. In 1970, he won first NBA championship as a player with New York Knicks. In 1999, he took a coaching job with the Los Angeles Lakers. In 1996, he was named NBA Coach of the Year. In 2007, he was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame. In 2012, he appeared in the documentary "Four Square Miles to Glory". In 1999, he appeared in the documentary "Michael Jordan: His Airness." He also appeared in the TV movie "Unconquered" (CBS, 1988-89). He had a part on the television special "BET's Voices Against Violence Special" (BET, 1994-95). Jackson launched his entertainment career by acting in films like "The Music Box Kid" (1960). He also appeared in the TV special "John Wooden: Values, Victory and Peace of Mind" (PBS, 2000-01). During these years, he also worked in film, earning a part in the biopic "Michael Jordan to the Max" (2000) with Michael Jordan. Jackson most recently acted on "Kroll Show" (Comedy Central, 2012-15).

Relationships

Jeanie Buss Actor

Companion
Engaged Jan. 3, 2013

EDUCATION

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks , North Dakota
Member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity

Milestones

2012

Appeared in the documentary "Four Square Miles to Glory"

2009

Coached the Lakers in back-to-back championships

2007

Was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame

2004

Co-authored "The Last Season: A Team in Search of Its Soul" with Michael Arkush

2000

Coached the Lakers into their own championship "three-peat"

1999

Took a coaching job with the Los Angeles Lakers

1999

Appeared in the documentary "Michael Jordan: His Airness"

1996

Was named NBA Coach of the Year

1996

Again coached Bulls in three back-to-back championships

1991

Coached the Bulls to the team's first championship "three-peat"

1989

Served as the Chicago Bulls head coach

1987

Hired as assistant coach under Doug Collins for Chicago Bulls

1984

Won his first coaching championship with the lower-level league Albany Patroons

1980

Retired from playing basketball

1978

Played for the New Jersey Nets

1969

Won first NBA championship as a player with New York Knicks

1967

Launched his NBA career with the New York Knicks

Led his high school basketball team in Williston, ND to two state titles

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