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Phil Jackson by the numbers

Head coach Phil Jackson of the Los Angeles

Head coach Phil Jackson of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during play against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on May 8, 2011 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ronald Martinez

Phil Jackson's career as an NBA head coach is, without hyperbole, legendary. Since he was drafted to play for the Knicks out of the University of North Dakota in 1967, he has been on the NBA championship-winning team nearly 28% of the time. He's the man who helped elevate players such as Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal from marketable superstars to storied champions. Now, Jackson is back with the Knicks after 36 years away from the franchise, this time as team president. Here's a look back at Jackson's NBA career by the numbers as he takes on the challenge of being a team executive for the first time.


Losing seasons as head coach of the Bulls and Lakers


Winning percentage as head coach of the Bulls and Lakers


NBA Coach of the Year Award (1996)


NBA championships won as a player with the Knicks


MVP Awards won by Jackson-coached players (Michael Jordan in 1991, ’92, ’96 and ’98, Shaquille O’Neal in 2000 and Kobe Bryant in 2008.)


Jackson’s height


NBA championships won as a head coach


Seasons as NBA head coach


Jackson’s age


Postseason victories as a head coach


Games played with the Knicks over 10 seasons - he also played two seasons with the New Jersey Nets


Regular-season victories a head coach


Year inducted as a coach into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

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