With the honesty and insight that are his hallmarks, one of the most successful coaches in the history of basketball, nine-time NBA Champion coach Phil Jackson, offers his personal account of the extraordinary ride of the 2003-2004 Los Angeles Lakers. Though familiar with high-profile, high-pressure seasons and the coaching of gigantic personalities, nothing could have prepared Phil Jackson for the high-wire act of the Lakers' 2003-2004 season. In THE LAST SEASON, Jackson tells the inside story of the season that proved to be the final one for the Lakers dynasty, from the signing of the future Hall-of-Famers Karl Malone and Gary Payton and the bombshell news of the felony sexual-assault charges against Kobe Bryant to the NBA finals and the team's ultimate dismantling. Jackson discusses it all - juggling enormous egos, public feuds, injuries, contract disputes and chronic team dysfunction - with his trademark honesty and depth of insight.
Phil Jackson is one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NBA. In his fourteen seasons as a head coach, he is 832-316, the best winning record in NBA history. He also holds NBA coaching records for most playoff wins and playoff winning percentage. Prior to coaching, he played thirteen years in the NBA, primarily with the New York Knicks. He is also the author of Maverick, Sacred Hoops, and, with his friend Charley Rosen, More Than a Game.
About Stephen Hoye
Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for over 30 years. Trained at Boston University and The Guildhall in London, he has done six feature films, several television series, both drama and comedy, and appeared in London’s West End on five occasions. Stephen’s work in audio include the unabridged recordings of The Illustrious Dead by Stephan Talty and The Third Rail and The Fifth Rail by Michael Harvey.