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Phil Jackson has a new memoir out titled, “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success.” , and in it he discusses a lot of things we were already aware of.  Jackson talks about his 11 Championship rings, he compares Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, and he offers his Zen on all things basketball. according to the L.A. Times, Jackson opens up a bit about a serious topic, and talks about how the sexual-assault charges levied against Bryant in 2003 temporarily changed his outlook on his star. It “cracked open an old wound,” Jackson said, because his daughter was the victim of an assault on a date with an athlete, while still in college. “Brooke expected me to get angry and make her feel protected. Instead I suppressed my rage — as I’d been conditioned to do during childhood by my parents … it left her feeling alone and unsupported. (In the end, after filing a report with the police, Brooke chose not to press charges.) “The Kobe incident triggered all my unprocessed anger and tainted my perception of

Phil Jackson just wants you to know how awesome he is

Legendary NBA head coach Phil Jackson won a lot of titles if you didn’t know. But just in case you forgot, he reminded all of us on Twitter last night: The best part of him posting all 13 of the rings he won as a player and coach, is that a fan asked him to show the two he won as player with the Knicks. Someone tell me why the Pistons aren’t offering their job to him and only...

Phil Jackson leans to Michael Jordan over Kobe Bryant

Looks like Phil Jackson won’t be back to coach the Los Angeles Lakers any time too soon. In his new memoir “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success” that will be out next Tuesday, Jackson finally compares Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant as players. Jackson clearly favors MJ over Kobe. Jackson has won 11 championship rings as a coach — six with the Chicago Bulls and five with the...

Phil Jackson compares MJ, Kobe

In an upcoming memoir, legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson compares the games of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Which player does the Zen Master favor?

Phil Jackson book: MJ more charismatic than Kobe

Perhaps Los Angeles would prefer not to be reminded of this detail, but before he was theirs, Phil Jackson belonged in the sense that any coach can belong, at least to Chicago. He was the Bulls coach of the storied 1990s, winning six rings. He was Michael Jordans coach. Before Kobe Bryant. Before the next five championships. Before he became Jeanie Busss boyfriend and then fianc...

Phil talks Lakers choosing D'Antoni

Phil Jackson talked about the Lakers choosing to hire Mike D'Antoni as head coach despite interviewing him for the job.

Phil Jackson shows off his 13 championship rings on Twitter

Ever wondered what all of Phil Jackson’s championship rings would look like laid out in the same place? Well, thanks to a request at the Zen Master’s Twitter feed, we don’t have to imagine that any longer…. @sthomas141 here’s the best I can do…the 2 Knick rings are in the front of the picture.… — Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) May 14, 2013...

Jackson Admits Kobe's 2003 Arrest Impacted Relationship

In a new book, Phil Jackson writes that charges of a sexual assault committed by Kobe Bryant in 2003 impacted their relationship. Jackson's daughter, Brooke, had been sexually assaulted by an athlete while she was in college, so Bryant's situation "cracked open an old wound." Jackson left the Lakers following the 03-04 season. "The Kobe incident triggered all...

Phil Jackson’s Opinion On Kobe Changed After Rape Accusation For Specific Reason

Phil Jackson has a new memoir out titled, “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success.” , and in it he discusses a lot of things we were already aware of.  Jackson talks about his 11 Championship rings, he compares Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, and he offers his Zen on all things basketball. according to the L.A. Times, Jackson opens up a bit about a serious topic, and talks about...

Phil Jackson Compares How Michael Jordan And Kobe Treated Teammates

Phil Jackson can read and understand people, and that’s probably one of the biggest factors in his having 11 championship rings. That and the great players and teams he coached. Jackson has a new book out called “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success.”  In it, the Zen Master details several different things according to the L.A. Times. One thing Jackson did was compare how...

Phil Jackson Talks Lakers choosing D’antoni over Him (Video)

By now we all know the story. The Los Angeles Lakers came into the 2012-2013 with championship aspirations for a team with potentially 4 future Hall of Famers. They struggled out of the gate and decided to fire their then head coach Mike Brown. Speculation runs rampant that the team could bring back legendary coach [...]

Kobe responds to Phil Jackon's critique in book

In his upcoming book, "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success", legendary coach Phil Jackson compared the careers of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. "Michael was more charismatic and gregarious than Kobe," Jackson writes. "He loved hanging out with his teammates and security guards, playing cards, smoking cigars, and joking around. "Kobe is different....

Phil Jackson discusses the differences coaching Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan

The Lakers soap opera doesn’t end just because the season does. As Phil Jackson begins press for his new book, “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success.” excerpts are being released to the public. Phil Jackson weighs in on the age old debate about Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan. Phil compares them as teammates and said that Jordan had the edge in the locker room, in part because...

Phil Jackson Says Michael Jordan More Friendly, Better Defender Than Kobe Bryant in New Memoir

The one man who is actually qualified to compare Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant has finally done so. Phil Jackson, who coached Jordan to six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls and Bryant to five with the Los Angeles Lakers, is finally giving more than an offhand comment about what separates the two stars. And, like many others, Jackson seems to be going with Jordan as the runaway...

Kobe Bryant told Michael Jordan that he could "kick his ass" one on one

Phil Jackson is coming out with another book, and I for one can’t wait to read it. Phil’s insight and approach to the hardwood translate well to hardcover, as few players or coaches can convey their ideology as well with the written word. The new book, aptly titled 11 Rings: The Soul of Success, supposedly focuses a good deal on Kobe Bryant, and it even finds Phil discussing...
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