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Chicago Bulls Head Coach Phil Jackson

Jackson played for eleven years with the New York Knicks, worked as a television color commentator, and coached minor-league for four years, before becoming the head coach of the Bulls. He led the team m through three consecutive NBA championships with a unique coaching style, creating a winning team of star players Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman. In his book, "Sacred Hoops," Jackson shares the ways in which he seeks to transform the every-man-for-himself professional play of three of the world's best basketball players into selfless team play.

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Other segments from the episode on September 30, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 30, 1996: Interview with Phil Jackson; Review of Kate and Anna McGarrigle's album "Matapedia."

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