LA Lakers: The 15 Most Illustrious Moments of Phil Jackson’s Career

Narrowing down Phil Jackson's career to a mere 15 "illustrious moments" is a nearly impossible task. However, for the sake of time, I've done my best to highlight what I consider to be the various peaks throughout Jackson's career.  

This is, without a doubt, Jackson's last year as a head coach in the NBA.  He has made that more than clear in numerous interviews as of late, while also discussing how close he was to calling it quits after last season's title run.

Knowing that he was going to turn 65-years-old before this season began, Jackson waited until the last minute to decide to return to make what he called, "one last stand".  

He said it took a phone call from both Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher to convince him to return, along with the lure of having a chance at an unprecedented fourth "Three-Peat".  He also told Bryant that "11 was kind of a weird number, and 12 sounded better."  Yet another typical eccentric quote from the thousands we've heard come out of his mouth over the years.

Let's take a look at where it all began to really click for Jackson, as a player with the New York Knicks, where he won his first of two titles in 1970.  

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