In 1989, Phil Jackson was hired as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls after Doug Collins was fired. Under his direction, the Bulls won six championships in nine years and, including two three-peats (1991–93 and 1996–98). The second three-peat was the subject of the ESPN’s “The Last Dance” documentary. In the 1995-96 season, the Bulls had a 72-10 win-loss record and he became the first coach to reach 200 victories in the shortest amount of time. After tensions with Bulls General Manager Jerry Krause, Jackson resigned and took a year off before joining the Los Angeles Lakers in 1999.
Today in Sports History: July 10