Phil Jackson
Phil Jackson
Real Name/Full Name Philip Douglas Jackson
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Phil Jackson
Birth Place: Deer Lodge, Montana
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 17 September 1945
Age/How Old: 78 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 203 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 8″
Weight: In Kilograms – 100 Kg
In Pounds – 220 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father –Charles Jackson
Mother –Elisabeth Funk Jackson
Siblings: Not known
School: Williston,
College: University of North Dakota
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Maxine (m. 1967, div. 1972)
June (m.1974, div. 2000)
Kids/Children Name: Elizabeth, Chelsea, Brooke, Ben, and Charlie Jackson
Profession: Former basketball player, coach, and executive
Net Worth: $80 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Philip Douglas Jackson is an American former basketball player, a coach, and an executive for the NBA. He was a player from 1967 to 1980, where he took the position of power forward. He played for 12 seasons in the NBA and won NBA championships. His coaching career from 1978 to 2011, when he retired, later joined Knicks as an executive in 2014.

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Biography and Early Life

Phil Jackson was born on 17 September 1945 in Deer Lodge, Montana. He is the son of Charles Jackson and Elisabeth Funk Jackson. His parents were Assemblies of God Ministries, and his father used to preach on Sunday mornings while his mother preached on Sunday evenings.

Later, his father was promoted to become a ministerial supervisor. Growing up with his two brothers and his sister was not easy as they stayed in a remote area and were not allowed to dance or watch television. Actually, he watched his first movie when he was in his senior class of the high school. Likewise, his first dance was when he was in college

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Phil Jackson in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Phil Jackson’s age is 78 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 17 September 1945. Though, he is 6′ 8″ in feet and inches and 203 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 220 lbs in Pound and 100kg in Kilograms.


Not much is known concerning Jackson’s educational background, but it is clear he attended both high school and college education. He attended a high school in Williston, North Dakota, where he used to play basketball, football, was a pitcher, and used to throw the discus. In fact, his other brothers were also into sports because that is the only thing they were allowed to do with other children.

He later attended the University of North Dakota, where he continued participating in sports, gaining a lot of recognition.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jackson has been married twice and has a total of five children and six grandchildren. His first wife was Maxine in 1967 but divorced in 1972. He then married another wife, June, in 1974, but that still did not last as they divorced in 2000. After a short while, he started dating Jeanie Buss and engaged her in 2013. Unfortunately, they ended their relationship on 27 December 2016, on a Twitter message.

Is Phil Jackson Gay?

Jackson has a straightforward sexual orientation. He is neither gay nor bisexual. In the past, he was married, although currently, he does not have a wife or a companion. He has five children and eight grandchildren in total.

Professional Career

Phil Jackson began his professional career in 1967 after he was drafted by the New York Knicks. He became a top reserve for his team and won the NBA title in 1973. After several players retired, he got his starting line-up. He played joined the New Jersey Nets in 1978 but retired as a player in the 1979-80 NBA season.

Jackson joined his coaching career immediately after his retirement from playing and coached such teams as Continental Basketball Association (CBA) and Rico National Superior Basketball. In 1987, he was hired by the Chicago Bulls as an assistant coach but was promised head coach in 1989.

Jackson had some differences with Bulls general manager Jerry Krause, although he led the team to win on many occasions. Krause announced that Jackson would only be signed for the 1997-98 season regardless the Bulls won. After the season, he left the team and vowed never to coach again.

After a short while, he decided to give a try again with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1999. He coached the team until 18 June 2004, only three days after they lost to the Piston when it was announced that Jackson would no longer be their coach. Jackson was rehired back to the Lakers on 15 June 2005 and served until 2011. During his time with the Lakers, he led them to win many of the games.

Jackson became the president of New York Knicks on 18 March 2014 and signed a five-year contract worth $60 million. He left the Knicks on 28 June 2018 and was replaced by Steve Mills, his former subordinate.


Jackson has won several awards and titles from his successful career. He was awarded the NBA Coach of the Year Award in 1996. He was awarded Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award in 2002 and 2010. He is also a beneficiary of the North Dakota Roughrider Award. He has the highest record of Hall of Fame coach, having a win every year when he was a head coach.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Phil Jackson in 2024

Phil Jackson Net Worth
Phil Jackson Net Worth

As of 2024, Jackson has an estimated net worth of $80 million. He has accumulated wealth from his career as a basketball player and as a coach as well. Reports say that his salary was $10 million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Jackson is a writer and has a number of books that he has authored.
  • He owns several properties and luxurious housed in different parts
  • He admitted to using marijuana and LSD in the past and believed that prisons should not be filled with people prosecuted for marijuana

Jackson has proved himself that he is not only a good basketball player but also a good coach. He has been categorized as one of the highest winning coaches in NBA history. He set a good pace for basketball players and coaches as well.


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