Phil Jackson podcast

Dec. 14, 2010, 12 a.m. (ET)

With his 11 NBA Championships as a coach, you might expect winning to top the list of Phil Jackson's values. But that's not so, in this interview with PCA Founder and Executive Director Jim Thompson, he shares his insights on how to build a true community within teams

"Building a community, I think, is probably the one thing that I value more than anything else as a coach. I think that when the players bond and play together as a unit, they become almost unbeatable, in many ways. And I think that's the key that makes the difference between the championships. But, more than anything else, it's about the fact that they want to be there that makes the championships, that they enjoy being there and doing it."

For more insights from Phil Jackson that can help you develop your youth hockey team, listen to the whole podcast.

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