NBA Phil Jackson Knicks
Player, coach, philosopher, legend—regardless of what you call Phil Jackson, he’s in a league of his own. As a scrappy player, he did tours of duty with the Knicks and Nets, snagging NBA All-Rookie First Team honors and two championship rings. Yet he will forever be remembered as one of the best coaches the game has ever seen. He deeply understood each of his players and brought them together as a team in a way that few could. While his roster was often loaded with rockstars—like Jordan, Pippen, Shaq, and Kobe—he cared just as much about the players on the bench. Through the years, he guided the Bulls and the Lakers to eleven NBA championships. Now, as president of the Knicks, Jackson’s time in the NBA has come full circle, bringing him back to the team with which his career began. Elevate your game with a little help from Stance’s Phil Jackson.