Phil Jackson Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old phil jackson quotes, phil jackson sayings, and phil jackson proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.     

Phil Jackson

Basketball is a simple game. Your goal is penetration, get the ball close to the basket, and there are three ways to do that. Pass, dribble and offensive rebound.     

Phil Jackson

Basketball is a sport that involves the subtle interweaving of players at full speed to the point where they are thinking and moving as one.     

Phil Jackson

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.     

Phil Jackson

Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I'm doing.     

Phil Jackson

The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team.     

Phil Jackson

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.     

Phil Jackson

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.     

Phil Jackson

Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.     

Phil Jackson

If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.     

Phil Jackson

Not only is there more to life than basketball, there's a lot more to basketball than basketball.     

Phil Jackson

Yes, victory is sweet, but it doesn't necessarily make life any easier the next season or even the next day.     

Phil Jackson

Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.     

Phil Jackson

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.     

Phil Jackson

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.     

Phil Jackson

The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team.     

Phil Jackson

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.     

Phil Jackson

The problem with trading dominant players of that size is you never get in return what you've bargained away.     

Phil Jackson

The ideal way to win a championship is step by step.     

Phil Jackson

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.     

Phil Jackson

The winter's a little bit daunting in Montana.     

Phil Jackson