On This Day

Phil Jackson

NBA Coach Phil Jackson

Full Name: Philip Douglas Jackson
Profession: NBA Coach

United States of America

Biography: Widely considered one of the greatest coaches in NBA history, Jackson won six NBA Championships as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and five NBA Championships as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Born: September 17, 1945
Birthplace: Deer Lodge, Montana, USA
Age: 76 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo

Historical Events

  • 1997-12-23 Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson is quickest to reach 500 wins (682 games)
  • 2007-01-07 Phil Jackson wins his 900th game as a head coach, becoming the fastest coach to reach 900 career wins
  • 2008-12-25 Phil Jackson becomes the sixth coach in NBA history to win 1,000 games as his LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 92-83 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles
  • 2014-03-18 Phil Jackson signs a five-year contract to be president of the New York Knicks