Here’s a picture of Phil Jackson taken during the NBA Finals on June 15, a scant four months and 13 days ago.
He looks very distinguished with the beard, almost professor like. Maybe even a doctor. But here is photo of Jackson taken yesterday after practice in El Segundo (did he leave his wallet there?):
Here, Jackson looks, well, old. Did losing to the Celtics age him that much, or did his subscription to the elixir of life run out? Maybe he’s just not in mid-season form yet.
To be fair, here’s one from October 12 taken during a Lakers’ preseason game:
Is that an older Brian Billick or is that the coach of the LA Lakers? Evidently, Jackson would do well to bring back the beard.