Phil Jackson has an impressive record from any angle you look at it. As a player, Jackson won two NBA championships with the New York Knicks. He was on the NBA All-Rookie first team in 1968 and while playing he authored a photo book on the 1970 Knicks championship run.

When he began coaching, he started as an assistant with the New York Nets and coached in Puerto Rico before taking the top job with the Bulls in 1989. The rest is history, Jackson is a 4-time NBA All-Star head coach, he was coach of the year in 1996, and is considered one of the top 10 coaches in NBA history.

Jackson coached a total of 20 years and has a regular-season winning percentage of .704, he has won 1,155 games of 1,640 played. All these records are equally impressive with the number of championships won. Sit back and enjoy reviewing all eleven championships won by Phil Jackson as a coach.

Chicago Bulls six rings




With Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and the rest of the Bulls, Jackson led them to six championships. Over nine seasons, he won two separate three-peats in 1991-1993 and 1996-1998. The Bulls three-peat was the first since the Boston Celtics won eight titles in a row from 1959 to 1966.

With the Bulls, he qualified for the playoffs in every year that he coached, and their championship run ended when Michael Jordan announced his first retirement after the 1992-1993 season. As it was famously documented in The Last Dance, Jackson and Bulls general manager Jerry Krause's relationship began to go south, and when he signed a contract extension to coach the team in 1997-1998 it was marked as his final season in charge. When the Bulls won the 98 title, Jackson vowed to never coach again, but he was convinced to take over the Los Angeles Lakers in 1999.

Los Angeles Lakers 5 rings




In L.A. Jackson won 5 championships and created a new modern NBA dynasty. With superstars Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, and a roster that had Glen Rice, Derek Fisher, Rick Fox, Devean George, A. C. Green, Robert Horry, and Brian Shaw, the Lakers would win a three-peat of their own from 2000-2002. Unfortunately for Jackson, his new dynasty had issues in the locker room, Bryant and O'Neal did not get along, but more importantly, Jackson and Bryant did not get along, with Kobe publicly stating that the triangle offense was “boring”.

Jackson placed an ultimatum and requested that Kobe Bryant be traded, something Lakers management said no to immediately. Jackson left the team in 2004 but would return in 2005 and winning two more NBA titles in 2009 and 2010. During the title runs Jackson and Bryant put old tensions in the past and worked very well together. At the end of the 2010-2011 season, Jackson announced he would not return to the Lakers and thus ended his highly successful managing career. No other coach in NBA history has won more championships than Phil Jackson.