Phil Jackson

Legendary Coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers; Former President of the Knicks; Author of Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success

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Phil Jackson Speaker Biography

Legendary Coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers; Former President of the Knicks; Author of Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success

Considered one of the NBA’s greatest coaches, Phil Jackson retired as the President of the New York Knicks in 2017. Jackson was the head coach of the Chicago Bills from 1989 to 1998, leading the team to six NBA Championships. After moving to Los Angeles, over the next ten seasons he won five more championships with the Lakers, bringing his coaching total to eleven. He currently holds the title for the most NBA titles as a coach. He also has the highest-winning percentage of any NBA coach past or present (.704).


In 1967, Jackson was drafted in the second round by the New York Knicks. Over his thirteen-year career with the Knicks, he won two NBA Championships. He is one of only thirteen people to win championship rings as both a player and a coach.


In early 2014, Jackson released the New York Times bestseller Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success, a memoir sharing his experience coaching eleven championship teams.

Keynote Speaker

Leading with the unorthodox “zen-like” approach, Jackson molded thoughtful teams destined for greatness. From the lectern, he shares his tips for building a cohesive and effective team that will strive for excellence.


Phil Jackson is a renowned expert in team building and an accomplished NBA coach who has an impressive track record of success.


His unique approach to leadership focused on building strong relationships based on trust, communication, and support. He strived to create an environment where players could express themselves and work together to achieve their goals.

Inspirational and Motivational

His philosophy was to bring out the best in people and create a winning situation for everyone involved. His team building methods have been praised by many and are considered to be a major contributing factor to his success in the NBA.

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An Evening with Phil Jackson

Audiences are awed by Mr. Jackson's inspirational and unique perspective on greatness and winning. He is a motivator for all of us, providing examples of how to achieve and stay at the top of your field.

Sacred Hoops, Sacred Business

Motivational speaker Phil Jackson shares his leadership techniques and his philosophy of a mindful approach to sports and business--principles used to promote a deeper understanding of success--with audiences across the country.

Using Meditation And Mindfulness To Create Great Teams

One the best basketball coaches the game has ever seen, Phil Jackson, taught all his teams how to use mindfulness and meditation techniques to win the game. As part of his legendary coaching, Jackson used some rather uncommon tactics to help create these championship teams that he will share with your audience.

How to Build a Championship Organization

Bringing Diverse Personalities Together to Create a Great Team

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Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success
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