Phil Jackson’s Best Social Media Moments

It took Phil Jackson a couple of years to secure his first NBA title as a head coach. His ascent to the top of the social media mountain happened in about 30 seconds.

Jackson started out with a deliberately misspelled bang, duping everyone on the Internet with his very first tweet and then letting the unwittingly trolled masses in on the joke with his second.

Right off the bat, it was clear that Jackson was going to be a "must-follow."

Since his social media introduction in March, the 68-year-old has opined on just about everything. Some of his favorite topics have been predictable; of course the NBA's most ring-laden head coach would have thoughts on basketball strategy and officiating.

More surprising, though, have been his notes on the Los Angeles Lakers, pop culture and esoteric literature.

Through it all, Jackson has consistently been honest, clever and also not particularly concerned with the strictures of grammar or spelling. Hey man, he's a free thinker. Who are we to say there's a right way to punctuate a sentence?

Let's dive into the Zen Master's quirky, grammatically-creative pool of social media wisdom.


On the Lakers

If not for some front-office division and a late-night phone call from Mitch Kupchak, Jackson might very well have spent the past 10 months as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. By all accounts, Jackson's potential return to the bench almost happened.

Unfortunately for the Lakers, Jackson didn't get the job. Fortunately for everyone following him on Twitter, he routinely offered opinions on his former team throughout the season.

When Kobe Bryant went down with a torn Achilles, Jackson piped up.

That's vintage Jackson material, by the way. Those tweets were thoughtful, gave a clear understanding of the "big picture" and, most importantly, tinged with some n...

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