A review of sacred hoops by phil jackson

Using the principles of Zen Buddhism and the ideals of the Lakota Sioux warrior, he teaches his players how to work hard even when the spotlight is on someone else. The team won three successive championships with Jackson in charge. Here he puts forth his coaching philosophies, an eclectic mix of hoop sense, Zen, Native American wisdom, and Western philosophy.

A review of sacred hoops by phil jackson

Monday, October 24, Book review: Sacred Hoops, by Phil Jackson Phil Jackson is one of the greatest and the most respected coaches in the modern era. Jackson is famous for being the man who moulded the Chicago Bulls from being almost solely reliant upon Michael Jordan, into a NBA championship force as a team with a lot of help from Jordan as well.

Cover Image Courtesy of bookdepository. Although this may be true one must recognise the following: At best it is a philosophical reflection as rarely could it be said that Jackson describes his research or reflection as looking beyond his self for the divine.

In reality as I read through the book it felt more like a cobbled together series of quotes from Christianity, Buddhism, and Native American tribal culture that speak to the events in Jacksons career with the benefit of hindsight.

One could even go as far to say that it is disrespectful to practitioners of each of these religions that Jackson seemingly cherry picks bits and pieces that suit him and his story.

Jackson does provide an honest insiders view of what he believed made the Chicago Bulls tick during this period and what helped them to be one of the most successful teams in history. But it is not a great read. Particularly so if you reflect back with greater hindsight that if Jackson truly led this team and its individuals on a spiritual journey to betterment should they have obtained some more permanent value?

Why is it then that most have seemed to continues living as ego-maniacs post their playing days?--Phil Jackson Eleven years ago, when Phil Jackson first wrote these words in Sacred Hoops, he was the triumphant head coach of the Chicago Bulls, known for his Zen approach to the game.

He hadnt yet moved to the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he would bring his total to an astounding nine NBA titles/5(). Sacred Hoops by Phil Jackson is a book I’ve been aware of for years. I’ve heard it recommended by coaches a number of times.

Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior by Phil Jackson

I’ve heard it recommended by coaches a number of times. My Volleyball Coaching Wizards partner, Mark Lebedew, mentioned it during his interview. Sacred Hoops is an inside look at the higher wisdom of teamwork from Chicago Bulls' head coach Phil Jackson.

At the heart of the book in Jackson's philosophy of mindful basketball-and his lifelong quest to bring enlightenment to the competitive world of professional sports/5(22).

Speaking of basketball season ending and Michael Jordan, one of the NBAs all-time great coaches, Phil Jackson, is retiring this year after 20 years and 11 NBA titles.

He’s also written six books, and Sacred Hoops is one of my favorites. There is a lot of the .

SACRED HOOPS by Phil Jackson , Hugh Delehanty | Kirkus Reviews

ashio-midori.com reviews Phil Jackson's Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior - Grade: C+Author: Phil Jackson. --Phil Jackson Eleven years ago, when Phil Jackson first wrote these words in Sacred Hoops, he was the triumphant head coach of the Chicago Bulls, known for his Zen approach to the game.

He hadnt yet moved to the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he would bring his total to an astounding nine NBA titles/5().

A review of sacred hoops by phil jackson
Review of Phil Jackson's Sacred Hoops : Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior - ashio-midori.com