Phil Jackson

Basketball Coach

Birthday September 17, 1945

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Deer Lodge, MT

Age 78 years old

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Legendary NBA coach who won an amazing eleven NBA titles as a coach: six with the Chicago Bulls and five with Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. He was President of the New York Knicks from 2014 to 2017. 

Before Fame

He played college basketball at North Dakota from 1964 to 1967 and went on to play in the NBA with the New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets.


He won NBA Championships as a player with the Knicks in 1970 and 1973 and was an NBA All-Rookie First Team selection with the Knicks in 1968.

Family Life

He has five children named Ben, Charlie, Elizabeth, Chelsea and Brooke. He was married to Maxine Jackson from 1967 to 1972 and June Jackson from 1974 to 2000. During the end of his marriage to June, he began dating Jeanie Buss, the daughter of Lakers owner Jerry Buss. The couple got engaged in January 2013, but broke off their engagement in December 2016.

Associated With

He and Michael Jordan combined to form a dominant team with the Bulls, dominating the NBA in the 1990s.