Phil Jackson Says Melo Will Move The Ball. So Did These Guys.

"The ball can't stop," is definitionally just some flatulence squeezing out of a hundred basketball coaches at any given moment. But this week, it happens that Phil Jackson, the new Knicks boss messiah, said this while referring to Carmelo, the basketball player whom Jackson signed this offseason. Probably this means… » 9/24/14 7:10pm 9/24/14 7:10pm

The Secret Of Phil Jackson's Success: He Never Stopped Questioning

You've seen Peter Richmond around these parts a time or two. He is the author of some of our favorite magazine stories, and for his most recent book he found a subject worthy of his sensitive and searching style: Phil Jackson. The book is called Lord of the Rings, and it's available now. We spoke with him recently… » 12/27/13 11:26am 12/27/13 11:26am

Phil Jackson Compares Shaquille O'Neal to Wilt Chamberlain

Legendary basketball coach Phil Jackson made headlines last month when his book, Eleven Rings, was published. He compared Michael Jordan to Kobe Bryant in the book and concluded basically that Jordan was much better. This wasn't a surprise to anyone, but there was a lot of value in reading Jackson, who coached both… » 6/16/13 4:45pm 6/16/13 4:45pm

Phil Jackson Is Still Figuring Out This Whole Twitter Thing

Phil Jackson, or whoever is running Phil Jackson's account, has had an interesting run on Twitter. It started with a too-good-to-be-true debut that turned out to be a commercial and segued into book recommendations for Kobe Bryant. Now he's trying to congratulate George Karl on winning coach of the year. Trying. » 5/08/13 8:24pm 5/08/13 8:24pm

Phil Jackson Turns Down The Brooklyn Nets Head Coach Offer

Legendary NBA head coach Phil Jackson reportedly spoke to the Nets today about their recently-vacated head coach position. Ex-coach P.J. Carlesimo was just fired after the Nets lost in the first round of the NBA playoffs to the Chicago Bulls. Jackson hasn't coached in a couple of seasons, and he's expressed more… » 5/07/13 9:16pm 5/07/13 9:16pm