Wednesday June 6th 2012

wednesday-june-6th-2012 Anger

Thought for the Day

“I’ve found that anger is the enemy of instruction.”

~ Phil Jackson

*Philip Douglas “Phil” Jackson

Born: September 17, 1945

A retired American professional basketball coach and former player. Jackson is widely considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Jackson is known for his use of Tex Winter’s triangle offense as well as a holistic approach to coaching that is influenced by Eastern philosophy, earning him the nickname “Zen Master”. Jackson cites Robert Pirsig’s book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance as one of the major guiding forces in his life. He also applies Native American spiritual practices as documented in his book Sacred Hoops. He is the author of several candid books about his teams and his basketball strategies. Jackson is also a recipient of the state of North Dakota’s Roughrider Award. In 2007 Jackson was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.


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