Retired NBA Coach Phil Jackson is offering the chance for one lucky fan to spend the day with him in Los Angeles, learning the “Zen Master’s” basketball coaching secrets.
Jackson has teamed up with online fundraising company Omaze to create this opportunity and raise money for the American Indian College Fund (the Fund).
Donors must complete entries for a chance to meet Mr. Jackson via the Fund’s Facebook page or web site. Airfare and hotel are included in the trip, and donations are not required to enter for a chance to meet Mr. Jackson. The campaign is currently slated to end on Feb. 8.
As part of the campaign, Mr. Jackson, a longtime supporter of the Fund, will show game tape of past championship series and explain how he prepared champion players like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Mr. Jackson will also talk about how he developed his well-known Triangle Offense and other strategies that helped him win 11 NBA championships, the most in basketball history. Mr. Jackson retired from coaching in 2011.
“The American Indian College is delighted that Mr. Jackson has donated his time and energies to illustrate the need for financial support for American Indian college students,” said Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “Not only is Mr. Jackson helping to raise money for scholarships, but he is also providing Native students with the valuable knowledge that he believes that with an education, they are all winners.”