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Academic award, 286 Adelman, Rick, 169, 170 Adolescent ego, 85 Aggressive play, 44, 52, 56, 74–75, 136 Aging, 168, 312–13 Aging Well (Vaillant), 312 Albany Patroons Bay State Bombardiers against, 109–10 big-name coach important to, 102 CBA championship won by, 111–12 coaching assistant of, 103 intercity travel of, 98–99 investing in, 96 Jackson, Phil, coaching, 100–1, 106–7 Jackson, Phil, accepting coaching job for, 96–97 Jackson, Phil, journey to, 95–97 Jackson, Phil, respecting players of, 101 Macklin, Rudy, and Moore, Lowes, playing for, 103–4 practices with meditation of, 105–6 road trips of, 92–95, 99 Sanders, Frankie, playing for, 104–5 Washington Street Armory home court of, 92, 98 Wyoming Wildcatters against, 110–11 Albeck, Stan, 118 Albert, Marv, 208 Alcindor, Lew (Kareem Abdul Jabbar), 52–53, 80 Aldridge, David, 316 Alertness meditation, 232 Allen, Ray, 284, 303 American Graffiti (film),16 Amway Arena, 294 Anderson, Cadillac, 171 Anderson, Dave, 87 Anderson, Nick, 194 Anderson, Sam, 325 Angioplasty, 255, 269

Animal Farm (Orwell), 142 Anthony, Carmelo, 274, 283 The Arab Cold War (Kerr), 183 Araton, Harvey, 72 Archibald, Tiny, 82 Ariza, Trevor, 282 Arizona, 300–1 Armstrong, B. J., 147, 169, 213 Artest, Ron, 297–98, 303, 314 Assembly of God, 9, 16 Atlanta Hawks, 200 Auerbach, Red, 28, 30, 62, 105, 119 eight-peat of, 254 Jackson, Phil, passing record of, 305, 311 as second-place coach, 295 Bach, Johnny, 125, 131, 149, 177, 188 Back surgery, 6 Barea, J. J., 310 Barkley, Charles, 151, 177 Barnett, Dick, 42, 60 Basketball. See also specific teams game fixing in, 252 infamous on-court brawl in, 297–98 Jackson, Phil, interest in, 17–18 Jackson, Phil, knack for, 75 Jackson, Phil, scoring in, 30–31 Jackson, Phil, workshop for, 127–28 love of, 222–23 tribal community and, 79 Basketball Association of America, 41 Bayno, Bill, 274 Bay State Bombardiers, 109–10 Be Here Now (Ram Dass), 2, 81 Being and Time (Heidegger), 24 Bender, Jonathan, 272 Benetton, Gilberto, 158 Benjamin, Benoit, 225


i n de x Bertka, Bill, 224 Bibby, Henry, 66, 96 Bibby, Mike, 252, 253 Bickerstaff, Bernie, 315 Big Chief Triangle, 218 Big House Gaines, 55 Big Man Camp, 120 coaches for, 121–22 Mast, Diane, comments on, 122–23 three on three at, 121–22 Bike odyssey, 266 Billups, Chauncey, 261, 293 Black Elk, 2, 91, 105, 325 Black Elk Speaks, 105 Blind Pig play, 143–44 Block, John, 35 The Book of Changes, 80 Boston Celtics division clinched by, 302–3 Jackson, Phil, job offer from, 119 Los Angeles Lakers playing, 284, 303–4 New York Knicks beating, 62–64 New York Knicks rivalry with, 52 world championship of, 76 Boston Garden, 64 Bouler, James, 181 Bowling Green, 32 Bowman, Nate (“the Snake”), 83 Bradley, Bill, 14, 33, 45, 67, 85 aging and personal growth comments of, 168 Chicago Stadium dirtiness and, 132–33 documentary crew following, 72 Jackson, Phil, political discussion with, 60 Life on the Run, 14, 45, 85 presidential run preparations of, 49, 219 Brawl, on-court, between Pacers and Pistons, 297–98 Breen, Mike, 310 Bridger, Jim, 94 Bridges, Bill, 44 Brokeback Mountain games, 281–82 Brown, Hubie, 119 Brown, Kwame charges against, 273–74 Gasol, Pau, trade for, 274 as number-one draft pick, 273 Brown, Larry, 191, 261 Brown, Mike, 313, 315 Bryant, Kobe, 231 broken finger of, 233 Buss, Jerry, wanting, 261–62

Cleamons, Jim, and positive approach needed for, 235 coaching with specific approach for, 235 ego of, 239, 259 growing up in bubble of, 233–34 Harper, Ron, comments about, 235–36 intelligence of, 231 Jackson, Phil, relationship with, 259, 270 Jackson, Phil, return congratulated by, 270 Jackson, Phil, talk declined by, 270 Laker members driven away by, 261 marriage of, 249 new contract of, 263 players not standing up to, 309 postgame comments of, 295 press conference of, 257, 259–60 and rape cases, 256–58, 259–60, 263–66 Salley’s, John, comments about, 233–34 trade demanded by, 279 Winter’s, Tex, conversation with, 254–55 Buddhism, 73, 81, 166, 167 Buechler, Jud, 192, 193, 208 Buffalo, 68 Buffalo Braves, 82 Bush, George H. W., 173 Bush, Virgil, 68 Buss, Jeanie, 228–30 honorary degree ceremony attended by, 286–87 Jackson, Phil, relationship with, 229–30, 317 Jackson, Phil, return assisted by, 267–68 Buss, Jerry Bryant, Kobe, wanted by, 261–62 girls dated by, 228 Jackson, Phil, at odds with, 258 Jackson, Phil, meeting with, 221, 256 real estate holdings of, 227 as boss, 226–27 upbringing of, 227 Buss, Jimmy, 315 Bynum, Andrew, 272, 310 Calipari, John, 212 Camby, Marcus, 283 Canterbury Tales (Chaucer), 78 Capital Bullets, 62 Caring-Lobel, Alex, 167 Carlesimo, P. J., 112 Cartwright, Bill, 154, 184 Jordan, Michael, late for practice and, 168 Krause, Jerry, obtaining, 138 Pippen, Scottie, and emotional moment of, 187


i n de x Catchings, Harvey, 203 CBA. See Continental Basketball Association Chamberlain, Wilt, 56 Charlotte Bobcats, 309 Charlotte Hornets, 213 Charter team, 114 Checketts, Dave, 201, 217 Chicago, Illinois celebrations and violence in, 171 Jackson, Phil, leaving, 215 Chicago Bulls Atlanta Hawks playing, 200 bonds of, dissolving, 212 Charlotte Hornets playing, 213 Cleveland beaten by, 144 Collins, Doug, coaching, 134–35 Detroit Pistons beaten by, 159 Detroit Pistons beating, 139–40, 155 disastrous road trip of, 148 11 of 15 season start of, 157–58 Hansen, Bobby, acquired by, 164–65 Indiana Pacers playing, 213 Jackson, Phil, assistant coach of, 127 Jackson, Phil, head coach of, 140–41, 143 Jackson, Phil, press conference with, 140–41 Jordan, Michael, drafted by, 132 Jordan, Michael, returning to, 192–94 Kerr, Steve, signed by, 184 Krause, Jerry, assembling stellar roster for, 137 Krause, Jerry, draft resulting in no players for, 156 Krause, Jerry, driving out members of, 214–15 Krause, Jerry, yelling at members of, 155 Los Angeles Lakers beaten by, 160–61 Miami Heat playing, 206 Milwaukee Bucks beaten by, 155 Native American themes and, 166 New York Knicks playing, 158, 185–87, 201 1990–91 season of, 158–59 1992–93 season of, 176–77 Orlando Magic playing, 201–2 out of rhythm comment about, 199–200, 234 Philadelphia 76ers beaten by, 151, 158 Pippen refuses to go in game of, 186–87 player age of, 204 playoffs of, 168–70 Salley, John, signing with, 198–99 Seattle Supersonics playing, 202–3 Sloan, Jerry, picked by, 206 triangle offense benefiting, 159, 167 turmoil within, 209–10 Utah Jazz playing, 207–9, 214

Williams, Corey, released by, 175 world championships of, 161–62, 170, 178, 203–4, 214–15 Chicago Stadium, 132–33 Chicago White Sox, 131 Christianity, 73 Ciudad de los Gallitos, 116 Cleamons, Jim, 150, 298, 326 Bryant, Kobe, needing positive approach comments of, 235 coaching staff comments of, 237 Fitch, Bill, coaching, 86 Green, A. C., leadership comments of, 225–26 Jackson, Phil, with new coach, 140–41 on Los Angeles Lakers coaching staff, 224 Cleveland Cavaliers, 144, 294, 311, 313 The Cloud of Unknowyng, 2 C. M. Russell Museum, 13 Coaching, 86 Albany Patroons assistant in, 103 apprenticeship, 48–49 for Big Man Camp, 121–22 Bryant, Kobe, requiring specific approach of, 235 Chicago Bulls’ assistant of, 127 Chicago Bulls’ head of, 140–41, 143 Cleamons, Jim, comments on, 237 Cleamons, Jim, on staff of, 224 Collins, Doug, with Chicago Bulls for, 134–35 Hodges’s, Craig, comment on, 161 Holzman, Red, with New York Knicks in, 40 Jackson, Phil, big name in, 102 Jackson, Phil, accepting job in, 96–97 Jackson, Phil, luck in, 3 Jackson, Phil, with Albany Patroons and, 100–1, 106–7 without Jordan, Michael, 182 Los Angeles Lakers with Jackson, Phil, in, 221 as New Jersey Net player with, 88–89 Riley, Pat, 168–69, 175 Rosen, Charley, head of, 136 teams with no Hall of Fame players, 311 Tomjanovich, Rudy, 264–65 Turiaf, Ronny, benefiting from, 275–77 Coach of the Year awards, 25 Colangelo, Jerry, 80 College recruiting, 20 College years, 25–29 Collins, Doug, 125, 216, 273 Bucks game ejection of, 139 career-defining wall hit by, 137 Chicago Bulls coached by, 134–35


i n de x Collins, Doug (cont.) coming apart, 139 press questioning status of, 141 Confederates in the Attic (Horwitz), 234 Conservatism, 168 Continental Airlines Arena, 253 Continental Basketball Association (CBA), 91, 103 Albany Patroons winning championship of, 111–12 players lacking talent in, 106 playoff money in, 109 Rosen, Charley, head coach of team in, 136 Contract negotiations, of Pippen, Scottie, 158, 172 Cooke, Jack Kent, 65 Coquis (Tree Frogs), 110 Corelli’s Mandolin (de Bernìères), 246, 270 Cornejo, Vanessa, 232 Corzine, Dave, 136 Costello, Larry, 76 Counts, Mel, 65 Cowens, Dave, 213 Coyne, Jim, 95–96 Coyotes (high school team), 19 Crittenton, Javaris, 280 Crompton, Geoff, 110 Crowley, Michael, 163 Cuomo, Mario, 219 Dallas Mavericks, 310 Dalmau, Raymond, 114, 115 Daly, Chuck, 155 D’Antoni, Mike, 279, 314, 315–16 Davis, Glen, 303 Dawkins, Johnny, 151 DeBusschere, Dave, 46, 65–66, 79, 96, 153 Decision tree, 138–39 Deer Lodge, 11–12 Dele, Bison, 258–59 Demery, Larry, 179 Denver Nuggets, 283, 293 Detroit Pistons Chicago Bulls beaten by, 139–40, 155 Chicago Bulls beating, 159 Los Angeles Lakers playing, 261 team walks off court, 160 Divac, Vlade, 213, 277 Division II Midwest Regional, 29–30, 31 Division III, 103 Donaghy, Tim, 252 Donovan, Eddie, 40 Dostoevsky, Fyodor, 181

Douglas, Leon, 156 Dove, Sonny, 33 Dow, Eddie, 181 Drexler, Clyde (“the Glide”), 153, 169 Driesell, Lefty, 20 Drucker, Jim, 75, 98 Drug use, 49, 58–59, 66–67 Dumars, Joe, 160 Dunleavy, Mike, 143, 160 Durant, Kevin, 299 Dylan, Bob, 288 Eagle County Courthouse, 258 Eddie Mast Memorial Beyond Basketball workshop, 130 Edgar Red Cloud, 67 Edgerton Park Arena, 41 Ego, 312–13 adolescent, 85 of Bryant, Kobe, 239, 259 of Drexler, Clyde, 153 finals with, 294 Holzman, Red, without, 43 Jackson, Phil, comments on, 222 Jackson, Phil, controlling, 4, 70, 153 Jackson, Phil, needing gratification of, 55, 241 of Jordan, Michael, 201 Eleven Rings (Jackson), 322–25 Elie, Mario, 129 Eliot, T. S., 309 Elliott, Bob, 88 Ellis, Wayne, 114 EnergySolutions Arena, 293 Engelstad, Ralph, 290 English, Jo Jo, 186 Epplin, Luke, 305 Erhard, Werner, 105 Erving, Julius (“Dr. J.”), 88 Evansville Thunder, 206 Fairbanks, Douglas, 228 Faith, life force of, 24 Farmar, Jordan, 282 Farrakhan, Louis, 173 Fighting Sioux, 26, 29, 189, 259, 290–91 Film splicing, 147–48 Finkel, Henry, 35 Fisher, Derek, 224, 260, 279–80, 303 Fitch, Bob, 82 Bowling Green destination of, 32 captaincy stripped by, 30 Cleamons, Jim, coached by, 86


i n de x Coach of the Year awards of, 25 conference powerhouse molded by, 28 Jackson, Phil, signed by, 21 pressing defense drills of, 26 Sioux basketball challenges of, 23 Fitzsimmons, Cotton, 80 Five moving parts offense, 40–41 Flathead Lake, 83–84, 87, 162, 307, 320 Floyd, Tim, 210, 236, 297 Fox, Rich, 224, 251 Frazier, Walt (“Clyde”), 27, 76, 87, 153 Full Metal Jacket (film), 135 Funk, Elisabeth. See Jackson, Elisabeth Gaddy, Andre, 109 The Gambler (Dostoevsky), 181 Gambling, 181–82 Game fixing, 252 Garnett, Kevin, 284, 303 Gasol, Marc, 282–83 Gasol, Pau, 5, 282–83, 295, 296, 304 Brown, Kwame, trade for, 274 Jackson, Phil, berating, 310 Gianelli, John, 43, 75, 133 God, belief in, 72 Golden State Warriors, 276–77 Goldman, Susan, 154 Goldsmith, Joel, 78 Goodrich, Gail, 56, 65 Grant, Brian, 264–65 Grant, Horace, 133, 139, 157, 194 double standard remark of, 163 New York Knicks game with, 177–78, 186–87 Statue of Liberty and, 185 Grateful Dead, 234, 324 Greacen, Bobby, 53, 120–22 Green, A. C., 225–26, 311 Green, Daniel, 179 Grunfeld, Ernie, 217 Gulf & Western, 86 Hagan, Cliff (“Li’l Abner”), 41 Halberstam, David, 143, 155, 207, 209 Halliburton, 15 Hall of Fame coaching teams with no one destined for, 311 Rodman, Dennis, induction in, 196 Winter, Tex, induction into, 215–16 Hamblen, Frank, 25, 205, 235, 326 Hamilton, Richard, 261 Hansen, Bobby, 164–65, 169–70 Hardaway, Penny, 201

Harper, Derek, 186, 220, 224 Harper, Ron, 134, 183, 190–93, 327 Bryant, Kobe, comments on, 235–36, 270 Jackson, Phil, calling, 225 last game of, 249 as on-court conscience, 236–37 Harris, Del, 213 Harrison, Les, 41 Haskins, Clem, 33 Havlicek, John, 62, 76, 284 Hayes, Elvin, 75 Haywood, Spencer, 86 Heinsohn, Tommy, 63, 76 Hennessy, Joe, 93, 99, 120 Hester, Jimmy, 23 Higher Learning (film), 212 High-low pick situations, 63 Hill, Brian, 218 Hillerman, Tony, 184 Hip-replacement surgery, 278 The Hobbit (Tolkein), 74 Hodges, Craig, 135, 138, 157, 275, 326 new head coach comment of, 161 three-pointers hit by, 144–45 triangle offense comments of, 167 weapons intent comments of, 108 White House protest ending career of, 173 Hoeven, John, 286 Holle, Gary, 95, 102 Holman, Nat, 40–41 Holzman, Red, 319 addressing the team of, 81–82 death of, 217 DeBusschere, Dave, trade pulled off by, 46 defense stressed by, 143 firing of, 42 high-low pick situations developed by, 63 Holman, Nate, teaching, 40–41 Jackson, Phil, asking questions of, 48–49 Jackson, Phil, unselfish player comments of, 86–87 as NBA scout, 31 New York Knicks and, 86 as New York Knicks new coach, 40 player treatment by, 43 potential observed by, 33 presigning conversation with, 34 Red on Red, 31 Thomforde, Chris, invited to training camp by, 71–72 trade inquiries and, 62 Holzman, Selma, 36, 319


i n de x Home-court advantage, 102 Homilies Alive (Macauley), 41 Honorary degree, 286–91 Hoover, Jerald L., 104 Hopson, Dennis, 156, 164 Hornacek, Jeff, 207 Hosket, Bill, Jr., 45, 48, 133 The House of Moses All-Stars (Rosen), 78 Housman, A. E., 287 Houston Rockets, 255, 264, 293 Howard, Dwight, 294–95, 315 Hubbard, L. Ron, 2, 165 Human dynamic, 327 Human GPS, 94 Humanitarian needs, 289 Hunter, Lindsey, 251 Identity, nature of, 24 Imhoff, Darrell, 39 Immigration policies, 300–1 Indiana Pacers, 213, 239, 298 Individualism, 72 Intellectual freedom, 24, 31 Intelligence of Bryant, Kobe, 231 of Jackson, Phil, 328 Intercity travel, 98–99 Isaacson, Melissa, 172 Iverson, Allen, 249, 283, 293 Jackson, Charles (father), 9, 12 Jackson, Chelsea (daughter), 53, 82 Jackson, Chuck (brother), 11, 13, 54, 90 Jackson, Elisabeth (daughter), 38 Jackson, Elisabeth (mother), 9, 10 Jackson, Joan (half-sister), 10, 14 Jackson, Joe (brother), 11, 13, 77, 90 Jackson, John, 9 Jackson, June (ex-wife), 98, 139, 200, 305 conservatism comments of, 168 Jackson, Phil, relationship with, 220 marriage comments avoided by, 248 Jackson, Maxine, 38 Jackson, Michael, 298 Jackson, Phil, 1–2, 89, 300–1. See also Albany Patroons; Chicago Bulls; Los Angeles Lakers; New York Knicks attributes adaptability of, 37 athleticism of, 13 baseball abilities of, 25 competitiveness of, 79–80, 88, 108–9, 122

demeanor of, 281 ego of, 4, 55, 70, 153, 241 as human GPS, 94 intelligence of, 328 lack of pretension of, 281 presence of mind of, 20 self-centric phase of, 325 sports attraction of, 17 teaching skills of, 271, 319–20 team concept interest of, 18, 26, 66, 101 as unselfish player, 86–87 work ethic of, 33 background birth of, 9 childhood of, 10–12, 16 high school years of, 18–19 college years of, 22–23, 25–29 UND registration of, 22 books and writings Eleven Rings, 322–25 More Than a Game, 189, 219, 247 New York Times writing of, 83–84, 90–91 Sacred Hoops, 279 cable television appearance of, 285–86 coaching career as Big Chief Triangle, 218 as big-time coach, 152 caring about players, 154, 192 Checketts meeting with, 217 coaching apprenticeship of, 48–49 coaching luck of, 3 controversies of, 299–300 eleventh victory of, 305 firing of, 261–62 honorary degree awarded to, 286–87 honorary degree speech of, 287–91 keynote speech of, 306–8 leaving Chicago, 215 motivational techniques of, 165–66 1,000th win of, 292 player respect of, 245 practice routine of, 245 press conference of, 221–22 referee crew chief complaints of, 149 salary negotiations of, 115 Sellers, Brad, coached by, 135 triangle offense of, 230–31 Turiaf, Ronny, benefiting from coaching of, 275–77 personal life angioplasty of, 255, 269 back surgery of, 6


i n de x divorce of, 55–57 drug use of, 49, 58–59, 66–67 ex-wife’s relationship with, 220 hip-replacement surgery of, 278 Kremer, Andrea, interview of, 314–15 marriages of, 38, 77 motorcycle odysseys of, 53–55 Native Americans and, 14, 68–69, 285–86 playing career aggressive playing of, 44, 52, 56, 74–75, 136 all-rookie team naming of, 45 Division II Midwest Regional play of, 29–31 fan demands on, 39 final season of, 86 Fitch, Bob, signing, 21 injury and surgery of, 47–48 as New Jersey Net player/coach, 88–89 New York Knicks signing, 33–35 quick hands of, 42 60 Minutes II interview of, 247–48 team discipline lacking and, 40 tutor for, 36–37 unique playing style of, 60–61 unique talents and abilities comment of, 244–45 Zen free throws of, 63 spiritual life meditation used by, 75, 127, 232, 234 practices and, 95, 105, 200, 234, 280, 304 self-realization of, 23 as spiritual intellectual leader, 141–42 Jackson, Stephen, 297 James, LeBron, 277, 294, 309 James, William, 24, 75 Jefferson, Richard, 253 Johnson, Kevin, 177 Johnson, Magic, 96, 161 Johnson, Neil, 36 Jones, Jimmy, 33 Jones, K. C., 119, 204 Jordan, Eddie, 273, 313 Jordan, James, 178–79, 181–82 Jordan, Michael, 116, 273 Barkley playing golf with, 177 as baseball player, 182 Buechler, Bud, and practice with, 193 Chicago Bulls drafting, 132 Chicago Bulls return of, 192–94 and comment of Jerry Krause on winning without, 172 ego of, 201 father’s death, 178–79

gambling questions about, 181–82 Jackson, Phil, coaching without, 182 Jackson, Phil, first meeting with, 142 Jackson, Phil, teaching, 216 Kerr, Steve, confrontation with, 196 late for practice, 168 motivation from, 193 as point guard, 139–40 practice commitment of, 174–75 retirement of, 179–80, 182, 216 statement issued by, 179 White House visit skipped by, 162–63 The Jordan Rules (Smith), 134, 142 Kardashian, Khloé, 274 Karl, Coby, 280, 281 Karl, George, 129, 202–3, 293 Kelley, Rich, 44, 164 Kelley, Robert, 286 Kemp, Shawn, 190 Kennedy, John F., 22 Kerr, Malcolm, 183 Kerr, Steve, 147, 177 Chicago Bulls signing of, 184 father assassinated, 183 Jordan, Michael, confrontation with, 196 winning shot by, 208–9 Keynote speech, 306–8 Khloé & Lamar (television series), 274 Kidd, Jason, 253 Kierkegaard, Søren, 287 Kilborn, Craig, 99–100 King, Dolly, 41 King, Stacey, 169, 184 Kleiza, Linas, 293 Kligler, Jonathan, 126–28 Knight, Bobby, 146 Kofoed, Bart, 164 Koppett, Leonard, 43 Krause, Jerry, 124–25, 163 Artest, Ron, drafted by, 297 Cartwright, Bill, obtained by, 138 first draft resulting in no players by, 156 Grant, Horace, chosen by, 133 Jackson, Phil, return plea of, 267 Maverick books and, 84–85 as NBA scout, 31 old-boy network and, 118 organizations win championships from, 211 Rodman, Dennis, not wanted by, 195–96 Salley, John, contacted by, 198 stellar roster assembled by, 137


i n de x Krause, Jerry (cont.) team members driven out by, 214–15 win without Jordan, Michael, comment of, 172 yelling at team, 155 Krause, Thelma, 139 Kremer, Andrea, 314–15, 320 Krentz, Bob, 301 Krikorian, Doug, 243 Kukoč, Toni, 156, 171, 200, 202, 207, 214 Kupchak, Mitch, 225, 260, 280, 282, 319 Lady Gaga, 118 L.A. Forum, 64–65 Laimbeer, Bill, 136, 159 Laker Girl (Buss), 228, 229 Lakota Nation Invitational tournament, 69, 70 Lakota Sioux prayer, 127–29 Lane, Anthony, 3 LaRusso, Rudy, 35 The Last Season (Jackson, Arkush), 270 Lawless, Lucy, 266 Layden, Tim, 101, 106, 110 Lazenby, Roland, 228 Leaves of Gold, 32 Lee, Courtney, 294 Lee, Spike, 4 Lesser, Elizabeth, 126 Levane, Fuzzy, 42 Levingston, Cliff, 156 Life on the Run (Bradley), 14, 45, 85 Litwack, Harry, 51 Lockhart, Spider, 83 Longley, Luc, 192, 266 Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics playing, 284, 303–4 Brown, Mike, hired by, 313 Brown, Mike, fired by, 315 Bryant, Kobe, driving away members of, 261 Chicago Bulls beating, 160–61 Cleamons, Jim, on coaching staff of, 224 collective mind-set transplant for, 239–40 D’Antoni, Mike, hired by, 315–16 Denver Nuggets playing, 283, 293 Detroit Pistons playing, 261 draft picks and returning players of, 275–77 finals loss of, 261 first-round loss of, 277, 279 Fisher, Derek, signing with, 279–80 Houston Rockets playing, 255, 293 immature new players of, 271–72 Indiana Pacers playing, 239 intricate warm-ups of, 245

Jackson, Phil, coach of, 221 Jackson, Phil, contract negotiations suspended by, 260–61 Jackson, Phil, final season with, 309 Jackson, Phil, fired by, 261–62 Jackson, Phil, not smooth transition with, 232–33 losing control of, 310 New Jersey Nets playing, 253–54 open communications of, 245 Orlando Magic playing, 294–95 Philadelphia 76ers playing, 249–50 Portland Trailblazers playing, 251 Sacramento Kings playing, 238–39, 252 San Antonio Spurs playing, 254, 255–56, 283 shot distribution equity for, 299 team cohesion missing, 264–66 Tomjanovich, Rudy, coaching, 264–65 Tomjanovich, Rudy, quiting, 265–66 turmoil within, 247, 260–61 Utah Jazz playing, 283, 293 world championship of, 239, 254, 295, 305 Loughery, Kevin, 89, 96, 103 Love, Stan, 78 Lucas, Jerry, 43, 60–61, 87 Lutheranism, 71 Lynam, Jimmy, 151 Macauley, Ed (“Easy Ed”), 41 MacCulloch, Todd, 253 Macklin, Rudy, 103–4, 106, 111 Madison Square Garden, 43–44, 59–60 Madsen, Mark, 138, 230, 243 hand shaking comment of, 245 Mormon faith of, 244 triangle commitment comments of, 250 Magley, David, 102, 107 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, 289 Mahorn, Rick, 136 Majerle, Dan, 177 Malone, Karl, 256 Marin, Carol, 247–48 Marin, Jack, 52, 56, 82 Marshall, Mike, 229 Martin, Kenyon, 253 Mason, Anthony, 213 Mast, Diane, 6, 50, 80, 248–49, 308 Big Man Camp comments of, 122–23 faith outside religion comments of, 85 Jackson, Phil, comments of, 243, 269, 302 Mast, Eddie, meeting, 50


i n de x Native American comments of, 166 Phil is just Phil comment of, 328 relationship comments of, 219–20 respectful way of being comments of, 25–26 Mast, Eddie, 25, 121, 326 death of, 130 funeral of, 189 Jackson, Phil, friendship with, 50–51 Memorial Beyond Basketball workshop and, 130 New York Knicks drafting, 50 workshop taken over by, 128 Matador defense, 171–72 Maverick (Jackson), 45, 84–86 Maxwell, William, 324 McAdoo, Bob, 82, 86 McCallum, Jack, 279 McGinnis, George, 86 McGuane, Tom, 10 McGuire, Dick, 39–40 McMenamin, Dave, 309 McMillian, Jim, 56, 82 McPherson, Ralph, 100, 110, 307 Mead, Margaret, 19 Meditation, 23, 311 Albany Patroons’ practices with, 105–6 Jackson, Phil, with, 75, 127, 232, 234 practices with, 95, 105, 200, 234, 280, 304 Walk, Neal, using, 82 Medvedenko, Stanislav, 243 Meminger, Dean, 49, 95, 97, 102 Merchant, Larry, 44, 56, 65 Metta World Peace. See Artest, Ron Miami Heat, 200, 206 Midcontinent Communications cable television, 285 Mihm, Chris, 278 Mike Her Many Horses, 24, 62, 67 Mikkelsen, Vern, 41 Miles, Nelson, 11 Miles City, 11–12 Miller, Reggie, 239 Millman, Dan, 144 Milwaukee Bucks, 76, 139, 155 Moe, Doug, 112 Mondo Cane (film), 77 Monroe, Earl, 2, 33, 55, 65, 153 Montana, 10–12, 89, 249, 313 Moore, Lowes, 102, 104, 129, 307, 325 More Than a Game (Jackson), 189, 219, 247 Mormonism, 244 Moss, Perry, 110

Motivation, 165 from Jordan, Michael, 193 Riley’s, Pat, tape for, 172 Motorcycle odysseys, 53–55 Mourning, Alonzo, 200 Moynihan, Patrick, 219 Mumford, George, 275 Murphy, Calvin, 83 Musburger, Todd, 247, 266, 316 Musselman, Bill, 123, 129 “My Back Pages” (Dylan), 288 Myers, Pete, 187 Naismith, James, 100 Namath, Joe, 55 Nance, Larry, 169 Nash, Steve, 315 Native Americans. See also Pine Ridge Lakota Sioux tribe buffalo importance to, 68 Chicago Bulls with themes from, 166 Jackson, Phil, and, 14, 68–69, 285–86 Jackson, Phil, given view of, 12–13 Mast, Diane, comments on, 166 self-sufficiency of, 13 spirituality of, 69 tobacco use of, 67–68 Wounded Knee and, 61–62 NBA scouts, 31 Nealy, Ed, 145 Nelson, Don, 252 Neuman, Johnny, 110 Newell, Pete, 120 New Jersey Nets, 88–89, 253–54 Newman, Randy, 311 New Orleans Hornets, 309–10 New York, demands of fans in, 39 New York Knicks, 177, 217, 218 Boston Celtics beat by, 62–64 Boston Celtics rivalry with, 52 Brown, Hubie, kept by, 119 Chicago Bulls playing, 158, 185–87, 201 D’Antoni, Mike, fired by, 314 DeBusschere, Dave, GM of, 96 DeBusschere, Dave, trade of, 46 Grant, Horace, game against, 177–78, 186–87 Gulf & Western buying, 86 Holzman, Red, and, 86 Holzman, Red, new coach of, 40 Hosket, Bill, drafted by, 45 intense practices of, 42


i n de x New York Knicks (cont.) Jackson, Phil, not called by, 124, 153 Jackson, Phil, tutor for, 36–37 Madison Square Garden inaugurated by, 43–44 Mast, Eddie, drafted by, 50 Monroe, Earl, trade of, 55 Riley, Pat, coaching, 168–69, 175 roster of, 33 world championship of, 49, 65 New York Times, The, 83–84, 90–91 New Zealand, 266 Nicholson, Jack, 294, 307 Nies, Jack, 113–14, 149 1968–69 season, 46–49 1970–71 season, 49–50, 52–53, 56 1972–73 season, 59–60 1973–74 season, 74–76 1974–75 season, 80, 82–83 1975–77 season, 86 1977–78 season, 86–87 Celtics rivalry with Knicks during, 52 Knicks beat Celtics during, 62–64 Knicks beat Lakers during, 65 1985–86 season, 120 1992–93 season, 174, 176–77 1993–94 season, 185 1994–95 season, 264 1995–96 season, 197–98 1996–97 season, 205 Noel, Nerlens, 319 Norman, Jay, 51 North Dakota, 16, 23 Nunn, Ronnie, 148 Oakley, Charles, 138 Obama, Barack, 300 O’Brien, Jim, 61 Odom, Lamar, 274, 278, 299 Ohnahkoh Wamblee (“Swift Eagle”), 67 Olajuwon, Hakeem, 185 Old-boy network, 118 Old Stone House, 81 Olowokandi, Michael, 273 Olson, Leon B., 19 Olympics, 1992, 172 Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, 126–28 On-court conscience, 236–37 O’Neal, Jermaine, 272, 297 O’Neal, Shaquille, 201, 230, 236, 272–73 On the Road (Kerouac), 145 Orlando Magic, 194, 201–2, 294–95, 303

Orwell, George, 142 Ouspensky, P. D., 2, 79 Oyloe, Myron, 20 Parador Vistamar (hotel), 114 Paul, Chris, 314 Paxson, John, 144, 157, 246 Payton, Gary, 256 Pederson, Bob, 19, 20, 26, 28 Pellot-Rosa, Edwin, 115–16, 299 Pentecostalism, 12, 13 Perdue, Will, 145, 159 Jackson, Phil, upsetting, 146–47 Pippen’s apology comments from, 191–92 Perkins, Kendrick, 284, 304 Perry, Isaac, 98 Perry, June, 59, 66–67. See also Jackson, June Pettit, Bob, 41 Pfeil, Mark, 155 Philadelphia 76ers, 151, 158, 249–50 Phoenix Suns, 80, 177–78, 279, 300 Pickford, Mary, 228 Pierce, Paul, 284 Pine Ridge Lakota Sioux tribe, 24–25, 67–69 Pippen, Scottie, 134, 145 and Cartwright’s, Bill, emotional moment, 187 contract negotiations of, 158, 172 domestic-battery charge of, 194 let’s players play comment of, 154 and Perdue’s, Will, comments on apology of, 191–92 refuses to go in game, 186–87 surgery put off by, 211 trade rumors of, 190 training camp missed by, 156 Pitino, Rick, 139 Plato, 22 Playing for Keeps (Halberstam), 155, 209 Playoff money, in CBA, 109 Poker games, 43 Pollard, Scot, 3, 251, 253, 311 Polynice, Olden, 133 Popovich, Gregg, 282 Pornish, Peter, 6, 16, 28, 29 Portland Trailblazers, 169, 239, 251 Practices Albany Patroons’ meditation during, 105–6 Jordan, Michael, commitment to, 174–75 Jordan, Michael, dominated, 193 Jordan, Michael, late for, 168


i n de x with meditation, 95, 105, 200, 234, 280, 304 New York Knicks intense, 42 1995–96 season importance of, 197–98 Presidential run preparations, 49, 219 Press conferences, 221–22 of Bryant, Kobe, 257, 259–60 of Jackson, Phil, 140–41, 221–22 Pressing defense, 26 Presthus, Paul, 18, 20, 120 Price, Mark, 183 Princeton offense, 313 Psychological strategies, 237 Puerto Rican League, 113 Quebradillas, 114 Raab, Scott, 195 Racial situation, 165–66 Radmanović, Vladimir, 277 Rambis, Kurt, 221 Ram Dass, Baba, 2, 81 Ram Dass Library, 128 Ramsay, Cal, 301 Rebounding, 194, 201 Rechtschaffen, Stephan, 126 Red on Red (Holzman), 31 Reed, Willis, 33, 34, 44, 67, 153 Referees, 149, 252 Reinsdorf, Jerry, 125, 153 unprofitable buildings and, 132, 188 White Sox bought by, 131 Relationships, 219–20, 312 Religion, 22 experiences of, 71–72 faith outside of organized, 85 intellectual freedom balanced with, 24 Remnick, David, 133 Retirement, of Michael Jordan, 179–80, 182, 216 Rice, Glen, 224 Richardson, Bill, 306 Richardson, Micheal Ray, 129 Richmond, Mitch, 251 Rick Two Dogs, 69 Riley, Pat, 44, 201, 292 motivational tape of, 172 New York Knicks coached by, 168–69, 175 Riordan, Mike, 36, 46, 176 Ritter, Bill, 306 Rivers, Doc, 176, 303–4 Roberts, Selena, 218

Robertson, Oscar, 52–53 Rock, Chris, 40 Roddick, Andy, 266 Rodgers, Jimmy, 23, 25, 28–30, 119, 224 Rodman, Dennis, 105, 116, 136, 160 Hall of Fame induction of, 196 Jackson, Phil, uttering name of, 194 and Salley’s, John, comments on, 194–95 Krause, Jerry, not wanting, 195–96 part of season missed by, 205 rebounding of, 201 Rodrick, Stephen, 310, 315 Rogers, Carlos, 190 Rogers, Jimmy, 198 Rondo, Rajon, 284 Roosevelt, Teddy, 22 Rosen, Charley, 74, 121 Albany Patroons, road trips of, 92–95, 99 as CBA team head coach, 136 as coaching assistant, 103 ex-wife partying with, 107 he’s comfortable in any situation comment of, 125 The House of Moses All-Stars, 78 Jackson, Phil, comments of, 4 Jackson, Phil, one-on-one full court games with, 108 Jackson, Phil, reconciliation with, 189 Jackson, Phil, total control comments of, 316 as mental translator, 102 plays diagrammed by, 325 Scandals of ’51, 78 sense of humor comments of, 143 Winter, Tex, and Bryant, Kobe, conversation printed by, 254–55 workshop taken over by, 128 Rosen, Darrell, 82 Rowland, Derrick, 96, 101, 129, 307 Rudolph, Danny, 79, 328 Russell, Bill, 41, 43, 246, 284, 323 Russell, Bryon, 207, 214 Russell, Cazzie, 33, 48, 49 Russell, Charles, 13 Rutten, Tim, 302 Ryan, Bob, 162 Sacramento Kings, 238–39, 252 Sacred Hoops (Jackson), 279 Salary dumping, 282 Salley, John, 136, 148, 160, 270, 318 Bryant, Kobe, comments of, 233–34 Chicago Bulls signing, 198–99


i n de x Salley, John (cont.) departure of, 243–44 Krause, Jerry, contacting, 198 Rodman, Dennis, comments of, 194–95 San Antonio Spurs, 254, 255–56, 283 Sanders, Frankie J. (“Jumpshot”), 92–93, 104–5, 111, 307 Sandler, Adam, 307 Sandman, Mike, 95–96, 103 Scandals of ’51 (Rosen), 78 Schneider, Bert, 182 Schultz, Jerry, 27, 28, 35, 70 Schweitzer, Brian, 306 Seacrest, Ryan, 229 Seattle Supersonics, 202–3 Second Wind sports club, 91 Sellers, Brad, 134, 135, 191 Sevareid, Eric, 14 Seven Seconds or Less (McCallum), 279 Sharman, Bill, 56 Sharpton, Al, 300 Shot distribution, 299 Shunryu Suzuki, 321 Siddhartha (Hesse), 246 Silas, Paul, 44 Simmons, Bill, 203 Simpkins, Dickey, 190 Singleton, John, 212 Sioux basketball, 23 60 Minutes II, 247–48 Sleeper, Jim, 110 Sloan, Jerry, 206 Smith, Al, 96 Smith, Charles, 177 Smith, Dean, 143, 156 Smith, Randy, 82 Smith, Sam, 134, 142, 161, 163, 188 Smits, Rik, 239 Snoop Dogg, 307 Sohlberg, Barbara, 7, 15–16, 31 Space Jam (film), 196 Speaking-in-tongues, 13 Spinal cord surgery, 82 Spirituality individualism and, 72 Jackson, Phil, intellectual leader with, 141–42 of Native Americans, 69 Sports Illustrated, 231 Starks, John, 169 Stegner, Wallace, 184 Stern, David, 103, 181

St. Louis Hawks, 41 Stojaković, Peja, 251 Sufism, 81 Sullivan, Tom, 115 Swartz, Aaron, 239 Sweat lodge ceremony, 69 Sydney, Australia, 266 Syms, Sy, 70 Tampa Bay Thrillers, 123 Taoism, 81 The Tao of Pooh (Hoff ), 279 Tatum, Goose, 104 Taylor, Phil, 231 Teaching skills, 40–41, 216, 271, 319–20 Team cohesion, 264–66 concept, 18, 26, 66, 101 discipline, 40 Telander, Rick, 212, 246 Temple offense, 51 Theokas, Charlie, 88 Thomas, Isiah, 129 Thomforde, Chris, 327 marriage ceremony by, 77 religious discussion with, 71–72 storefront church internship of, 73 Thompson, James, 132 Thompson, Wright, 216 Thorn, Rod, 132, 157 Three-pointers, 144–45, 207, 303 Thriller (album), 298 Thyroid cancer, 280 Timmons, Steve, 228 “To an Athlete Dying Young” (Housman), 287 Tobacco use, of Native Americans, 67–68 Tomjanovich, Rudy, 83, 86, 264–66 Torruella, Frankie, 116 Trade rumors, 190 Training camp, 156 Triangle offense Big Chief Triangle and, 218 Blind Pig play in, 143–44 Chicago Bulls benefiting from, 159, 167 comments on, 167 as decision tree, 138–39 of Jackson, Phil, 230–31 Madsen’s, Mark, comments on, 250 O’Neal, Shaquille, learning, 230, 236 Tomjanovich, Rudy, scrapping, 265 Tribal community, 79


i n de x Trinity Church, 81 The Triple Post Offense (Winter), 143 Tucker, Trent, 148, 175 Turiaf, Ronny, 275–76 Türkoğlu, Hedo, 251 2006–07 season, 278 2007–08 season, 279 2008–09 season, 292–93 2009–10 season, 297, 303 Ulster County hospice service, 98 United Center, 188 United States v. Tim Donaghy, 252 University of Minnesota, 120 University of North Dakota, 21, 22 University of Wyoming, 227 Unseld, Wes, 146 Utah Jazz, 206–9, 214, 283, 293 Vaillant, George, 311–12 Valvano, Jimmy, 121 Van Gundy, Jeff, 218, 261 Van Gundy, Stan, 294 The Varieties of Religious Experience (James), 24, 75 Vega, Alex, 116 Vietnam, 6 Vincent, Sam, 136, 222 Vujačić, Sasha, 277, 284 Walk, Neal, 125, 150, 327 guided tours provided for, 81 Phoenix Suns drafting, 80 spinal cord surgery of, 82 triangle offense comments of, 167 using meditation, 82 as Wheelchair Athlete of the Year, 82 Walker, Chet, 45 Walker, Jimmy, 33, 82 Wallace, Ben, 297 Wallace, Rasheed, 239, 304 Walton, Luke, 278 Washington, Kermit, 86 Washington Street Armory, 92 condition of, 98 home-court advantage in, 102 Washington Wizards, 273 Way of the Peaceful Warrior (Millman), 144 Weapons, 108 Weaver, Earl, 3 Webb, William, 178 Webber, Chris, 251

Wells, Jay, 229 Wennington, Bill, 184 West, Jerry, 56, 76, 234 final draft pick of, 243 Jackson, Phil, relationship diminishing with, 242–43 public resignation of, 241 West on West, 222 West, Kanye, 307 Western Governors’ Association, 306 West on West (West), 222 Westphal, Paul, 63, 177 Wheelchair Athlete of the Year, 82 Whelan, Danny, 67, 180 When the Garden Was Eden (Araton), 72 White, Jo Jo, 64, 109 The White Boy Shuffle (Beatty), 234 Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 306 White House, 162–63, 173, 178 White Sox, 131 Who Am I game, 93–94 Wilkens, Lenny, 139, 169, 183 Williams, Corey, 174–75 Williams, Gerald, 273 Williams, Jimmy, 120 Williams, Scott, 156–57, 175–76, 184 Williams, Sly, 103 Williston High School Coyotes home gym of, 19 Coyotes offense of, 19 reunions of, 7 Winter, Tex, 42, 80, 125, 131, 149 Bryant, Kobe, conversation with, 254–55 Hall of Fame induction of, 215–16 lost spirit of, 136–37 The Triple Post Offense, 143 Woodson, Mike, 314 Woodstock, New York, 97–98, 131 buying house near, 211 good school system of, 107 Work ethic, 33 World championship of Boston Celtics, 76 of Chicago Bulls, 161–62, 170, 178, 203–4, 214–15 of Los Angeles Lakers, 239, 254, 295, 305 of New York Knicks, 49, 65 Worthen, Sam, 95, 97 Wounded Knee, 61–62, 69–70 Wyoming Wildcatters, 110–11 Yanagisawa, Kazuo, 47


i n de x Zadora, Pia, 228 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Pirsig), 144 Zen attitude, 52, 54, 63, 83, 185, 323 Zen Buddhism, 327

Zen/Christian, 166, 167, 238, 324 Zen free throws, 63 Zirin, David, 300 Zunich, Jerry, 15


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