Phil Jackson is a legendary basketball coach best known for his tenure with the
Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach for the Bulls in 1987 before being promoted to head coach in 1989. Under Jackson's leadership, the Bulls won six NBA championships (1991-1993, 1996-1998) with iconic players like Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.

After his success with the Bulls, Jackson moved to the Lakers in 1999, where he coached the team to five NBA championships (2000-2002, 2009-2010) with the help of superstars Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. Jackson is known for his implementation of the triangle offense and his unique approach to coaching, which includes incorporating elements of Zen Buddhism and Native American spirituality.

With a total of 11 NBA championships as a head coach, Jackson is the most successful coach in NBA history. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007. As a player, Jackson spent the majority of his career with the New York Knicks, where he won two championships in 1970 and 1973.