Phil Jackson and NBA Championships go hand in hand. Phil was drafted by the New York Knicks out of North Dakota in 1967. Jackson was a member of the 1969-70 Champion Knicks team although he did not play that season due to a back injury. Phil was a key contributor to the 1972-73 Knicks Championship team and played in the NBA for more than a decade.
Jackson has been the Head Coach of 11 NBA Championship teams; six with the Chicago Bulls and five with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 11 titles are the most won by any NBA Coach; Red Auerbach is second with nine.
The 2010-11 season may be Jackson's final season as a coach.
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