Interesting mini-article on Phil’s history.
L.A. Times: Jackson has 532 victories with the Lakers and needs two more to pass Pat Riley for the most in franchise history.
Jackson has spent more time coaching the Lakers (this is his 10th season) than the Chicago Bulls (nine), but is he known more as the Lakers’ coach or the Bulls’ coach?
“I’m sure there’s a whole generation of kids that see me only as a Laker coach,” he said. “They’re not familiar with the Bulls and Chicago at all.”
What if he had been forced to wear a team jacket when inducted into the Hall of Fame a few years ago?
“I’d have made the jacket with both sides — one side the Lakers, one side the Bulls,” Jackson said, smiling.