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Born: September 17, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Deer Lodge, Montana, USA Profession:

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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...

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).

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 Unconquered (1989) Dobbins
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 49th NBA All-Star Game (2000) Coach (West)
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Led his high school basketball team in Williston, ND to two state titles
1967:
Launched his NBA career with the New York Knicks
1970:
Won first NBA championship as a player with New York Knicks
1978:
Played for the New Jersey Nets
1980:
Retired from playing basketball
1984:
Won his first coaching championship with the lower-level league Albany Patroons
1987:
Hired as assistant coach under Doug Collins for Chicago Bulls
1989:
Served as the Chicago Bulls head coach
1991:
Coached the Bulls to the team's first championship "three-peat"
1996:
Again coached Bulls in three back-to-back championships
1996:
Was named NBA Coach of the Year
1999:
Took a coaching job with the Los Angeles Lakers
1999:
Appeared in the documentary "Michael Jordan: His Airness"
2000:
Coached the Lakers into their own championship "three-peat"
2004:
Co-authored "The Last Season: A Team in Search of Its Soul" with Michael Arkush
2007:
Was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame
2009:
Coached the Lakers in back-to-back championships
2012:
Appeared in the documentary "Four Square Miles to Glory"
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Education

University of North Dakota: Grand Forks , North Dakota -

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