Phil Jackson to host NBA show on SIRIUS

Nov. 30, 2005 at 1:02 PM
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NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Lakers coach Phil Jackson will host an NBA Talk show on SIRIUS Satellite Radio, the company said Wednesday.

Jackson will host "The Phil Jackson Show" alongside veteran broadcaster Ian Eagle when the one-hour weekly program debuts at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5 on SIRIUS' channel 123. Drawing on Jackson's experiences from more than four decades in the game, the show will include a mix of basketball talk and interviews and air every Monday on SIRIUS throughout the NBA season.

"I'm excited about this partnership and working with Ian to put together a unique show for a growing audience at SIRIUS Satellite Radio," said Jackson. "As a fan of SIRIUS, I'm looking forward to being a part of this cutting edge medium."

Jackson is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the NBA. He is the league's career leader in playoff victories, and his nine NBA titles tie Red Auerbach for the most all time. Over his 14 year career as an NBA head coach he groomed the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers into dynasties and coached some of the game's greatest players, including Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant.

"You'd be hard-pressed to find a more fascinating basketball personality than Phil Jackson," said Steve Cohen, SIRIUS' vice president of sports programming. "As both a player and a coach, he's been a part of some of the most successful and intriguing teams in league history. We're incredibly pleased to welcome him to our team and have him share his thoughts and experiences on SIRIUS."

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