Mindgames: Phil Jackson's Long Strange Journey



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 GamesMindgames: Phil Jackson's Long Strange Journey

Roland Lazenby is an American sportswriter and educator.Lazenby has writtenthan five dozen nonfiction books, mainly about basketball and American football He has also contributed articles to magazines and newspapers.Lazenby s book Bull Run was named Sports Book of the Year for 1997 by the Independent Publishers Association.Lazenby studied at Virginia Military Institute and Hollins University, and has been a member of Virginia Tech s Department of Communication and Radford University s School of Communication A group of students from his media writing class compiled the book April 16th Virginia Tech Remembers 2007 , an account of the Virginia Tech massacre Lazenby served as editor.In 2005, Lazenby and Andrew Mager created Planet Blacksburg, a student organization that focuses on new media, journalism, and publishing.

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  • Paperback
  • 450 pages
  • Mindgames: Phil Jackson's Long Strange Journey
  • Roland Lazenby
  • English
  • 13 May 2017
  • 0803259980

10 thoughts on “Mindgames: Phil Jackson's Long Strange Journey

  1. says:

    Very disappointing Lazenby has some writing chops, as illustrated by Michael Jordan The Life I expected similar greatness from this book, hoping for some insight into the workings of Phil Jackson s mind Instead I found a cursory sketch of the man, an already been told account that feels like a compilation of old Sports Illustrated articles and box scores Don t get me wrong, I mostly enjoyed reading this I m an 80s 90s kid who can t read enough about Jordan and the Bulls And yet I feel let Very disappointing Lazenby has some writing chops, as illustrated by Michael Jordan The Life I expected similar greatness from this book, hoping for some insight into the workings of Phil Jackson s mind Instead I found a cursory sketch of the man, an already been told account that feels like a compilation of old Sports Illustrated articles and box scores Don t get me wrong, I mostly enjoyed reading this I m an 80s 90s kid who can t read enough about Jordan and the Bulls And yet I feel let down Kind of like going to a game where Jordan finishes with 16 points and 6 rebounds Maybe you saw a dunk or two, but you know you didn t see the man at his best and can t help but feel cheated

  2. says:

    The winningest coach in all of NBA history s biography is one of my favorite books It shows great detail about the pros and cons of being an NBA coach and lots of interesting information on Jackson s life Some people say that he was only a great coach because his teams have had so much talent Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O neal, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Pau Gasol etc but i think it takesthen talent to build a great team.

  3. says:

    I was happily surprised that this book covered, in depth, my favourite Bulls teams from the 90s I read Phil s book Sacred Hoops back in 1996 and have always been fascinated by him This book gives you insight into his younger days before he played and coached in the NBA, and covered those years in between when he was trying to find direction and coached in the CBA After that nice chunk of Phil s origin story, we get into his days with the Bulls, coaching Jordan and Pippen and the greatest team I was happily surprised that this book covered, in depth, my favourite Bulls teams from the 90s I read Phil s book Sacred Hoops back in 1996 and have always been fascinated by him This book gives you insight into his younger days before he played and coached in the NBA, and covered those years in between when he was trying to find direction and coached in the CBA After that nice chunk of Phil s origin story, we get into his days with the Bulls, coaching Jordan and Pippen and the greatest team in NBA history 72 10, don t mean a thing without the ring What I enjoyed was reading about some of the in season drama I didn t know of at the time, or readingabout some of the stories I knew only in passing This isn t just a book about coaching, x s and o s and the Triangle offence There s the relationships between players, Phil s approach to Zen Buddhism, and some frustrating insight into the relationship with Jerry Krause This book brings you right up to the end of the Lakers second championship under Jackson, and some of the coaching difficulties he faced there A great basketball book

  4. says:

    As all Lazenby s books this one is a long one But there is a deeper thought behind it.If one wants to provide a reliable and deep history to has to be a lengthy one.Awesome book for basketball, leadership and coaching junkies.

  5. says:

    Title and the content doesn t align much in the sense the strategies Phil used are not given as one would expect 11 Rings providedetail if someone wants to learn about Phil This book covers the history of Chicago Bulls mostly.

  6. says:

    A behind the scenes look at Phil Jackson and his time coaching the Bulls, with a brief chapter on his first championship with the Lakers It starts by focusing on his upbringing, his formative years in the NCAA and how his philosophies developed through his NBA career as a player The bulk of the book is around his time in the CBA and NBA as a coach.For me, the takeaways are how he engaged with his stars Jordan, Pippen, O Neal, Bryant to get them to buy into the triangle offense and team syste A behind the scenes look at Phil Jackson and his time coaching the Bulls, with a brief chapter on his first championship with the Lakers It starts by focusing on his upbringing, his formative years in the NCAA and how his philosophies developed through his NBA career as a player The bulk of the book is around his time in the CBA and NBA as a coach.For me, the takeaways are how he engaged with his stars Jordan, Pippen, O Neal, Bryant to get them to buy into the triangle offense and team systems that he preached.I m looking forward to reading Jackson s Eleven Rings book as soon as it is available on Kindle

  7. says:

    Mindgames was a biography on Phil Jackson that is written up until 2002 It was a really good book to my book report project on since it had many different events and characters throughout Jackson s life Phil Jackson won 8 championships up to 2002 with the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers as a head coach.

  8. says:

    It s reallya story of the 90s Bulls than Phil Jackson It gets into his life and philosophy but it s very much through the prism of that team and Michael Jordan It s a great read but it wasn t especially insightful.

  9. says:

    Sve sto niste znali o Phill Jackson u ovoj je knjizi Plus recepti kako trenirati najbolje kosarkase u istoriji

  10. says:

    This Sucks

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