Phil Jackson is an American former professional basketball coach who employed holistic practices such as mindfulness and meditation in building winning teams and encouraging selflessness and collaboration among his players. Jackson, who also played professional basketball before coaching, is the most successful coach in NBA history, guiding his teams to eleven championships.
Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson were able to tap into mindfulness in order to help the Black Mamba reach flow state and help the Lakers win multiple championships. With meditation, you can lose the egos of the individuals of the team in order to attain a collective success and selflessness.
“Not only is there more to life than basketball, there’s a lot more to basketball than basketball.” —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.
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