The pressure could be on for proud North Dakota native, Phil Jackson, head coach for the NBA Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers were defeated by the Boston Celtics in the 5th game of the NBA finals last night (82- 96). However, this North Dakota Roughrider Award winner is no stranger to these situations. This is Jackson’s 13th appearance at the NBA Finals in his coaching career, with 10 championships under his belt. My guess is that he will pull this 2010 championship off without losing too much sleep, pressure is something that dates back to his UND Fighting Sioux days. We are rooting for you Phil as you and the Lakers go into the 6th game of the finals on Tuesday, 9pm ET. We are proud to call you Legendary!
Pressure On or Off? Phil Jackson and the NBA Finals