<italics>On June 14, 2009, Phil Jackson won his 10th NBA title as coach, passing Red Auerbach for the most championships in NBA history. He would win his 11th title the following season.</italics> Here's Jackson back in college at the University of North Dakota, with Jerry Schultz, coach Bill Fitch and assistant coach Jimmy Rodgers.
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His former wife Maxine presents him with their new baby girl, Elizabeth in 1968, when Jackson was a rookie with the New York Knicks.
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Nice 'fro, Phil.
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Jackson gets in a little extra work following a Knicks practice at Pace College in 1973.
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Jackson appears to be falling over in disbelief at fantastic shots Knicks teammate Walt Frazier made during practice.
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A relaxed bunch of Knicks -- (from left, around table) Walt Frazier, Jackson, Dick Barnett, Jerry Lucas, Dean Meminger and captain Willis Reed -- sit around a projector with Red Holzman at Madison Square Garden before the NBA Eastern division championship in 1973. The Knicks went on to win a championship that season.
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Jackson gets mobbed by fans at City Hall in New York in 1973 after the Knicks won the championship.
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Madison Square Garden physician Dr. G. Viti takes Jackson's blood pressure as the Knicks reported for preseason physicals.
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Clothing store executive Sy Syms presents The Unsung Hero award to Jackson.
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Jackson stops by Knicks offices with his bicycle on the day of the draft.
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The second-year Bulls coach dons a pretty spectacular straw hat.
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Jackson and his former wife June and their kids enjoy a round of hoops.
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The Jackson family -- (from left) Charley, June, Phil, Chelsea, Brooke and Ben -- are true sports.
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Phil checks in on the family bird.
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Jackson on a stool. Wearing Birkenstocks.
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Jackson drives away from the Bulls' practice facility in Deerfield, Ill., after clearing out his office in June 1998. Jackson had said all year that the season, his ninth in Chicago, would be his last. Even after the Bulls won their sixth championship in eight years, the coach turned down an offer from Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf to coach for one more season. After taking a year off, Jackson took over the Lakers, with whom he won five more championships.
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Phil, on a beach.
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The Lakers' coach marvels at the pregame offerings from the Staples Center chef.
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Phil, in a medieval robe.
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Jackson and Lakers assistant coach Tex Winter wait for food at Staples Center.
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Only the Zen Master can wear this shirt in public.
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Phil and girlfriend/Lakers vice president Jeanie Buss had to have a puppy intervention with famed "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan.
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