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Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart. ---->>>

As much as we pump iron and we run to build our strength up, we need to build our mental strength up... so we can focus... so we can be in concert with one another. ---->>>

I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you're doing. ---->>>

My father was a man who didn't consider himself learned. He was a man who liked to be a farmer. He enjoyed his dairy farm and felt the calling. So there was a dedication. I was dedicated as a child to the service of God, and so there was this continual centering of a greater purpose than your own. ---->>>

I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you're doing. You have to be a salesman, and you have to get your players, particularly your leaders, to believe in what you're trying to accomplish on the basketball floor. ---->>>

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.

Your problems never cease. They just change. ---->>>

If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.

If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.

Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.

Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.

Love is the force that ignites the spirit and binds teams together. ---->>>

I gave it my body and mind, but I have kept my soul. ---->>>

My philosophy is that you don't motivate players with speeches; you have motivated players that you draft. That's where they come in, and those are the guys that are competitive. You can not teach competitiveness. ---->>>

Pau is one of the best big men in the game. I mean, Pau Gasol is going to be in the Hall of Fame.

Pau is one of the best big men in the game. I mean, Pau Gasol is going to be in the Hall of Fame.

Basketball is a simple game. Your goal is penetration, get the ball close to the basket, and there are three ways to do that. Pass, dribble and offensive rebound. ---->>>

I played hockey in North Dakota growing up and watch a lot of that. ---->>>

I'm not going to coach again. I've done my coaching, and I think I can put that aside. ---->>>

The winter's a little bit daunting in Montana. ---->>>

You have to be able to psychologically help your players, support-wise, be in touch with them, so I think managing people is very important. ---->>>

For us tall people, the whole key is that your hips and your knees should form a right angle when you sit down. That's where backs and hips get to be problems for big guys. ---->>>

When I was young, I was dedicated to become a minister - my brothers and I were formally brought in front of the congregation in a dedication ceremony, where we were dedicated to the future service of God. ---->>>

There's a lot of chatter in basketball and, rightfully, you want players to be talking to each other... But sometimes in practice, it gets too verbose... so I tried to take things out of the ordinary and make them special so they'd understand the difference. ---->>>

My father was the superintendent of the churches in the state of Montana. He was content in his beliefs. He befit the term 'true Christian.' He would turn the other cheek. He was truly a man of peace. ---->>>

I think the most rewarding part of the job, and I think most coaches would say it, is practice. If you have it, a very good practice in which you have 12 guys participate, and they can really get something out of it, lose themselves in practice. ---->>>

The NBA has made a real issue about really making these superstars the premium that everybody wants to go to. That's their calling card and their marketing tool. But the coaches at the other end of the sphere are trying to make everybody on the team, even nine, 10, 11, 12, just as important, and have a real role that's meaningful. ---->>>

I think there's something about wanting to stand in the spotlight. I think the ball is a spotlight, for example, and I think they want to stand in that. I a lot of times see - LeBron is a guy that vacillates between wanting to do that and then wanting to get somebody else involved. ---->>>

My mother's families were Mennonites or Anabaptists that came to Minnesota from Russia. They were actually moving around Europe doing diking and lowland reclamation work, and they moved into Minnesota. ---->>>

My parents were, had a marriage of passion, and the passion was about their religious beliefs. They were both immigrant families that - well, my father's family came as Puritans to Massachusetts. ---->>>

I'm a sports-watcher. I played football and baseball, coached baseball. So I watch those things. ---->>>

I replaced three joints in my hips and one in my knee. I'm hoping that other knee doesn't have to be done. It's one of the toughest things to overcome. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 09-17, 1945
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Occupation: Coach
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Philip Douglas "Phil" Jackson (born September 17, 1945) is an American professional basketball executive, former coach and former player, currently serving as president of the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Jackson was the head coach of the Chicago Bulls from 1989 until 1998, during which Chicago won six NBA championships (wikipedia)