CHICAGO – Phil Jackson is much less Zen master than basketball apostle.
I once remember Phil telling me a story about a period after his basketball playing career before he became arguably the greatest and most successful basketball coach in NBA history. He’d failed at attempts to get back into the NBA. He felt perhaps he was being blackballed for his radical political stances, candor and liberal lifestyle views. So he talked that perhaps his should be a life of business, maybe politics or even religion, albeit untraditional.