Phil Jackson Net Worth,Wiki,Wife, Married,Twitter, Books, Rings

Published Date   16th Oct. 2017, 08:28 am
Phil Jackson Net Worth,Wiki,Wife, Married,Twitter, Books, Rings
Quick Info
Birth Name: Philip Douglas Jackson
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $ 60 million

The American former professional basketball player, coach, and executive, Phil Jackson is known best for his years of work with NBA. Phil Jackson net worth is known to have been amassed from his remarkable work as a player for New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets and as a head coach of Los Angeles Lakers. Phil Jackson books are an inspiration to many players and coaches.


Phil Jackson is a prominent American coach and a former NBA player. Phil Jackson net worth is noted to be high and amassed from his work for NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls as a coach. Phil Jackson twitter account has details of his personal land professional life.

Early Life

Phil Jackson was born Philip Douglas Jackson on 17th September 1945 in Deer Lodge, Montana. Phil Jackson is of American nationality and white ethnicity. He was born to Charles and Elisabeth Funk and spent most of his childhood days with his two brothers and half-sister.


Phil Jackson received his education from North Dakota where he joined the varsity basketball Team. Phil Jackson then went on to attend the University of North Dakota in 1962.

Early Career

Phil Jackson college career began in North Dakota where he helped the Fighting Sioux to finish third in NCAA Division II tournament. Phil Jackson was then drafted in the second round as the 17th overall pick in 1967 by the New York Knicks.

NBA Career

Phil Jackson playing career began in 1967 with New York Knicks. He left the Knicks in 1978 and then played for New Jersey Jets till 1980 and retired. During his playing career, Phil Jackson went on to win the NBA Championship two times, became the NBA All-Rookie First Team, and became the First-team Division II All-American two times.

Phil Jackson is the author of 8 of his books. Phil Jackson books like Taking It All, maverick, Sacred Hoops, More than a Game, and more have gained huge appreciation from the readers.

Coaching Career

Phil Jackson career as a coach has taken him to work for many NBA teams. He was named the Assistant coach for New Jersey Nets from 1978 to 1981. Then he went on to become the coach of Albany Patroons. From 1987 to 1989 he was the assistant coach for Chicago Bulls and went on to become a coach for them till 1998. Phil Jackson then went on to work as a coach for Los Angeles Lakers from 1999 to 2011.

Executive Career

Phil Jackson has been the president of the Knicks in 2014. Phil Jackson lost his position as the president in June 2017.

Net Worth and Salary  

Phil Jackson net worth is estimated to be over $ 60 million as per various sources. Phil Jackson net worth has been sourced from his remarkable career as a basketball player and head coach for the NBA. Phil Jackson net worth has been contributed by his salary from his work for Los Angeles Lakers. Phil Jackson net worth has been seeing an increase every year with his hard work and enthusiasm.

Body Measurements

Phil Jackson age at present is 72. Phil Jackson height is 6 feet 8 inches and weight is 100 kgs. In 2011, Phil Jackson was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Personal Life 

Phil Jackson is currently single but he has been married two times already. Phil Jackson first wife was Maxine whom he married in 1967. The couple went on to get divorced in 1972 after which Phil got married to his second wife June two year later. They also went on to have a divorce eventually. Then, Phil went on to have an affair with Lakers owner, Jerry Buss’s daughter Jeanie Buss in 1999. The couple went on to get engaged in 2013 but in 2016 they terminated their engagement. Altogether, Phil Jackson has five children named Brooke, Chelsea, Elizabeth, Ben, and Charlie. Phil Jackson resides in his Playa del Rey, Los Angeles home and Lakeside, Montana home. Phil Jackson rings collection has gained wide popularity. Phil Jackson rings have also been displayed on his Twitter account.

Awards and recognition

Phil Jackson has been honored many times for his remarkable work as a coach and a player. Phil Jackson was awarded the NBA Coach of the year in 1996. He was also named as one of the ten greatest NBA coaches of all time in the same year. Phil was noted to have the highest coaching win-loss percentage at the time. He has also been honored with the Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award by the United States Sports Academy in 2002 and also in 2010. Phil Jackson twitter account has 914 thousand followers who keep track of his day to day details and opinions. Phil Jackson bio and details can be found on numerous social media sites like Wikipedia, facebook, twitter, and more.

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