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Phil Jackson joins twitter, wants you to know he has rings

Mar 27, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT

Phil Jackson AP

When Phil Jackson would speak — before a game, after, in a separate interview — everyone read between the lines looking for his real meaning.

Now we’re all going to do the same thing 140 characters at a time.

Phil Jackson has joined twitter. And in a few hours had almost 75,000 followers.

And his first tweet was….

Which led to a great response from Kurt Rambis:

In case you didn’t know Phil had 11 rings that’s his avatar. And the background of his page.

You don’t have to look too hard to read between the lines and know why Jackson is on twitter. Just look at the top of his twitter page: A link to his new book “Eleven Rings.” Not so coincidentally it comes out later this year. Jackson knows he has to do a media push with this and twitter is a quick and easy way to do that.

Nonetheless, my guess is this is not the last post we will do on a Jackson tweet.

  1. asimonetti88 - Mar 27, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    As Rick Carlisle might say, Phil was probably smoking peyote in Montana before tweeting.

    • davidly - Mar 27, 2013 at 9:30 PM

      Better tokin’ and tweeting than snortin’ tweaking.

      • jimeejohnson - Mar 27, 2013 at 10:27 PM

        Better off dead than snortin’.

  2. money2long - Mar 27, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    i’m just wondering what phil jackson would’ve tweeted out at midnight after a few shots of jack daniels when he found out jim buss pulled the LA coaching rug from underneath the zen master. potentially, epic.

  3. tbyrd1016 - Mar 27, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    the next coach of the Seattle SuperSonics

  4. Sideline Mob - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    If Phil Jackson had just Tweeted “11 championship rings”, no one would be talking about this. By typing it like a drunken housecat, he has the whole world talking about his Twitter feed and his book. Once again, the Zen Master makes puppets of us all.

  5. savvybynature - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    He sure has won a lot of rings, but he sure won’t be winning many spelling bees. WTF?!?

  6. badintent - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    Why do LBJ and Phil both wear ugly plaid shirts ? Must be a $$$ shortage thing.Someone please send them a clothing stylist. Maybe Dan Gilbert sent them shirts for X-mas

  7. 00maltliquor - Mar 28, 2013 at 4:44 AM

    “Count the ringzzzzzz”-Kurt Helin

    ….yeah, haven’t forgoten that one, Helin.

  8. humbyz - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Haha, He Rings must be way too big he can’t get to the buttons!

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