Phil Jackson Emotionally Reflects On Kobe Bryant, Says He Was A ‘Chosen One’

Phil Jackson Emotionally Reflects On Kobe Bryant, Says He Was A ‘Chosen One’

dismissed in 2017.’ data-reactid=”14″>Jackson, now 74, played 12 seasons as a power forward in the NBA; he helped take the New York Knicks to the NBA championships in 1970 and 1973. He has since acted as a coach for the Chicago Bulls and then the Lakers. After his retirement from coaching in 2011, Jackson joined the Knicks as team president in 2014. He was dismissed in 2017.

Bryant, who retired in 2016, had indicated that he wanted either Jackson or Michael Jordan to induct him into the Basketball Hall of Fame should he get the honor.

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson (L) and NBA player Kobe Bryant attend Bryant’s hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Feb. 19, 2011, in Hollywood, California. (Photo: David Livingston via Getty Images)

13-year-old daughter Gianna and eight other passengers on Sunday, is slated to be honored by the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame chairman Jerry Colangelo told reporter Shams Charania at The Athletic that the organization plans to pay homage to the athlete “the way he should be.”’ data-reactid=”28″>Bryant, who died alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and eight other passengers on Sunday, is slated to be honored by the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame chairman Jerry Colangelo told reporter Shams Charania at The Athletic that the organization plans to pay homage to the athlete “the way he should be.”

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