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| 2005-06

NBA coach Phil Jackson
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- Phil Jackson re-joined the Los Angeles Lakers as their head coach on June 14, 2005, under a year after he left the team to take time off from coaching

- Enters the 2005-06 NBA season as the NBA's career leader in playoff victories and playoff winning percentage

- Phil Jackson has won nine NBA titles, tying Red Auerbach for the most all-time

- Guided the Lakers to three titles in his first stint as their head coach from 1999-2004

- Guided the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships in his nine years as head coach from 1989-1998

- Going into the 2005-06 season, Phil Jackson owns a career coaching record of 832-316, his .725 winning percentage the NBA's best

- Career playoff record of 175-69, his winning percentage of .717 also heading the list

- Phil Jackson's parents were evangelical ministers

- As a basketball player in the 1970s, Phil Jackson mostly played for the New York Knicks

- Spends summers enjoying peace and quiet in rural Montana

- Phil Jackson's triangle offense helped Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls and Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers win multiple championships

- Jackson had a 13-year playing career

- Played college ball at North Dakota under future NBA head coach Bill Fitch

- Was a 6-8 thin, gawky player who hustled, dove for loose balls and played rugged defense

- Phil Jackson was drafted on the second round by the Knicks, the 17th overall selection

- Underwent spinal fusion surgery and missed the Knicks' first championship season, 1969-70, but was a key reserve on the team that won the title in 1972-73

- 11.1 points per game in 1973-74 was his highest output

- Played in New York until 1978, when he went to the New Jersey Nets as a player-assistant coach

- Phil Jackson retired in 1980 after 13 years in the league, having averaged 6.7 points and 4.3 rebounds over 807 contests

- Also coached Albany Patroons of Continental Basketball Association, won a title

- Phil Jackson won CBA coach of the year award

- Also coached summers in Puerto Rico







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