REITERATING: Phil Jackson says he's done coaching (Pg. 7)

REITERATING: Phil Jackson says he's done coaching (Pg. 7)

Postby The Rock on Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:19 pm

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/7523353/phil-jackson-working-memoir-publisher-says


NEW YORK -- Phil Jackson's next title will be on the cover of his new book.

Jackson, the Hall of Famer who won 11 NBA championships as coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, is writing his memoir called "Eleven Rings," Penguin Press said Tuesday.

The book is tentatively scheduled to be out next year.

The 66-year-old Jackson is a 1,155-game winner whose career .704 winning percentage is the best in NBA history.

He retired from coaching after last season after the Lakers were swept in the playoffs by the eventual champion Dallas Mavericks.

Jackson previously wrote "The Last Season," published in 2004.
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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby JSM on Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:06 am

Mark Medina of the LA Times wrote:The Lakers underwent a swift coaching change from Phil Jackson to Mike Brown.

The difference? Oh, there's plenty. The Lakers scrapped the triangle offense for a more traditional one. Brown held longer practices and film sessions. The Lakers no longer followed Jackson's practice customs, such as team meditations, book assignments or annual excorcisms. While Jackson offered plenty of zings and opinions about players, the front office, league issues and the media, Brown mostly resorted to coaching cliches.

Jackson's take on the Lakers will emerge in the next few months, though. Jeanie Buss, Lakers executive vice president and Jackson's longtime companion, said his book titled "Eleven Rings" likely will come out next April.

Jackson's last book about the Lakers, titled "The Last Season," drew noticeable attention for his brutal honesty about his time as the team's head coach during the 2003-04 campaign. He called Kobe Bryant "uncoachable," and asked General Manager Mitch Kupchak to trade him. Jackson detailed the extent of the Bryant-Shaquille O'Neal feud. He even explained what led to his departure after the Lakers lost in the 2004 NBA Finals to the Detroit Pistons.

Will this become a worthy followup?

The Lakers have always presented a never-ending soap opera, but there's now one key figure missing that helped contribute to it.

"Phil is always a quotable guy," Buss said with a smile. "He keeps everyone entertained. But I haven't read any part of the book. I have no idea what will be interesting or not. But he never fails to get everyone to think about different subjects."

Jackson would have plenty of material to dive into regarding the last few Lakers seasons. How would he explain the Lakers losing in a four-game sweep to the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Confernece semifinals? Did he really feel like a lame duck? How did he feel taking a paycut after helping the Lakers win back-to-back championships? What did he think of the Lakers hiring Brown over his top assistant and heir apparent Brian Shaw?

Jackson has mostly kept a low profile, spending time between his lakeside home in Montana and living with Buss in Los Angeles. But Jackson granted an extended interview to HBO Real Sports in which he lamented the Lakers giving Andrew Bynum a large role because it disrupted the team's "symmetry." He also agreed with the premise that Jim Buss tried to rid the organization of everything associated with Jackson.

Even if the pending excerpts might suggest otherwise, Buss said Jackson's work will encompass more things in his 19-year coaching career beyond the Lakers.

"He talks about all the different championships he won," Buss said of Jackson, who compiled 11 NBA titles, 13 NBA Finals appearances and 229 playoff wins. "Each one is different. Each journey is different."

That's a must buy as far as I'm concerned. Great timing too with it coming out in April. It'll be talked about during the playoff coverage and I'm sure he'll hit a couple of the morning shows/late night shows to publicize his book and give his playoff predictions.
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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:07 am

Inb4 someone says we should fire MB and bring back PJ.
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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby John3:16 on Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:20 am

We should fire MB and bring back PJ.
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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:22 am

John3:16 wrote:We should fire MB and bring back PJ.

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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby Lakerjones on Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:22 am

John3:16 wrote:We should fire MB and bring back PJ.


:man10: :man10: :man10: Agreed.
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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby Lakeshow24 on Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:23 am

We should fire MB and bring back PJ.
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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby thisbjgz on Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:33 am

John3:16 wrote:We should fire MB and bring back PJ.
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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby Snake Eyes on Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:36 am

I really enjoyed The Last Season at a time where I could barely stand reading. He is a great writer and I am looking forward to this work.
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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby lakersStan24 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:41 am

I Still gotta pick up "The Last Season" about the 2003-2004 Season it will be interesting to Read This One and what He says about LA 3 Peat
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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby Doc Brown on Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:14 am

John3:16 wrote:We should fire MB and bring back PJ.


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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby lakersyunowin on Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:32 am

John3:16 wrote:We should fire MB and bring back PJ.
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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby NewDynasty on Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:39 am

John3:16 wrote:We should fire MB and bring back PJ.
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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby NewDynasty on Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:40 am

John3:16 wrote:We should fire MB and bring back PJ.
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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby D.B. Cooper on Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:55 am

NewDynasty wrote:
John3:16 wrote:We should fire MB and bring back PJ.
NewDynasty wrote:
John3:16 wrote:We should fire MB and bring back PJ.
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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby havoc33 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:02 am

I'm curius to hear what he has to say about Kobe this time around. In the Last Season, he pretty much gave him the business. I really hope that this book gives some more credit to what Kobe has been able to achieve.
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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby pound4pound1 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:10 am

John3:16 wrote:We should fire MB and bring back PJ.





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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby lakersStan24 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:51 am

Lakeshow24 wrote:We should fire MB and bring back PJ.
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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby Helljumper on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:02 pm

Kind of off-topic and I don't want to turn this into another Mike Brown bashing thread but after reading about Phil, I can't help but think ...

We should fire MB and bring back PJ.
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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby Battle Tested20 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:12 pm

havoc33 wrote:I'm curius to hear what he has to say about Kobe this time around. In the Last Season, he pretty much gave him the business. I really hope that this book gives some more credit to what Kobe has been able to achieve.


I agree completely, PJ definitely took the sword to Kobe in the Last Season. But nevertheless it was still a great read
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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby karacha on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:16 pm

I think I have a better idea: Fire Brown and bring back Phil.

How does that sound?

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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby LakerFan1235 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:30 pm

Do you guys ever wonder if we should hire PJ and fire MB?
Every time I begin to ask, "Is he really as great as I think he is?" ...He proves that he is.
Every time I begin to wonder...He proves it...That is why I won't lose hope in him.
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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby Dfishman on Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:36 pm

Hey guys, sorry if this was said in an earlier post, but I really think we should fire MB and bring back PJ.
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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:47 pm

Hey you guys, I was thinking we should fire Mike Brown and bring back Phil?

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Re: Phil Jackson working on a new book

Postby 432J on Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:22 pm

John3:16 wrote:We should fire MB and bring back PJ.
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