Mindgames: Phil Jackson's Long Strange Journey

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U of Nebraska Press, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 449 pages
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Mindgames follows the journey of Phil Jackson to the top of basketball?s coaching hierarchy, a rise that took him from obscurity in the Continental Basketball Association to nine championship rings in the NBA. Along the way he turned multimillionaire players on to meditation, transformed the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls from a one-man show to a five-man team of domination, and after battling with Bulls management, ended one dynasty to start another on the West Coast. Sportswriter Roland Lazenby, author of the bestselling Blood on the Horns, reveals the fascinating story of Jackson's life, from his years with the New York Knicks under the legendary Red Holzman to his remarkable nine championships coaching first the Chicago Bulls and then the Los Angeles Lakers. In Mindgames Lazenby compellingly portrays a man with a unique determination to control the competitive environment he inhabits. A clear picture of the Jackson mystique emerges: philosopher, teacher, manipulator, counselor, psychologist, shaman, champion, master of mind games.
  

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Contents

Epiphanies
1
The Different Drummer
13
Son of the Northern Plains
41
Monkey Time
71
The Professional 8 3
83
The Assistant
111
Michaels Coach
145
Strange Days
181
The Hard Road
235
The Last Dance
281
The Middle Path
341
A Polite Coup
391
Californication
409
Index
441
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Roland Lazenby is a sportswriter, an instructor of communications at Virginia Tech University, and the author of numerous sports books, including Blood on the Horns: The Long Strange Ride of Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls and The Show: The Inside Story of the Spectacular Los Angeles Lakers in the Words of Those Who Lived It.

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