Mindgames Phil Jackson's Long Strange Journey (Paperback)
|Author: Roland Lazenby|
|The story behind the man behind seven NBA championships|
Phil Jackson led Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles before joining the Los Angeles Lakers for the 1999-2000 season. "Mindgames: Phil Jackson's Long Strange Journey provides an amazing inside look at one of the game's great practitioners and his intensely psychological approach to building championship teams.
Veteran basketball writer and author Roland Lazenby compellingly portrays a man with a unique determination to control the competitive environment he inhabits, revealing a clear picture of the Jackson mystique.
Features inside stories about Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, and others. This paperback edition includes an updated afterword by the author.
From the Publisher:
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.