A relaxed bunch of Knicks — (from left, around table) Walt Frazier, Phil Jackson, Dick Barnett, Jerry Lucas, Dean Meminger and captain Willis Reed — sit around a projector with Red Holzman at Madison Square Garden before the NBA Eastern division championship in 1973. The Knicks went on to win a championship that season. (Paul DeMaria/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Phil Jackson

A relaxed bunch of Knicks — (from left, around table) Walt Frazier, Phil Jackson, Dick Barnett, Jerry Lucas, Dean Meminger and captain Willis Reed — sit around a projector with Red Holzman at Madison Square Garden before the NBA Eastern division championship in 1973. The Knicks went on to win a championship that season. (Paul DeMaria/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Phil Jackson

Last night marked the final game the Nets will play in New Jersey before moving to their new home in Brooklyn next season. The franchise has seen many great players during its 35 years in the Garden State - Darryl Dawkins, Bernard King, Jason Kidd - to name a few. But few know that legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson spent his final two seasons in New Jersey as part of the Nets before retiring in 1980. (Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of New Jersey Nets Basketball

Last night marked the final game the Nets will play in New Jersey before moving to their new home in Brooklyn next season. The franchise has seen many great players during its 35 years in the Garden State - Darryl Dawkins, Bernard King, Jason Kidd - to name a few. But few know that legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson spent his final two seasons in New Jersey as part of the Nets before retiring in 1980. (Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of New Jersey Nets Basketball

Lakers center Wilt Chamberlain coverts a layup as Knicks defenders Phil Jackson (18), Dave DeBusschere (22) and Jerry Lucas (32) look on during Game 1 of the 1972 NBA Finals. The Knicks would win the game 114-92 but the Lakers would win the next four games to claim the championship. (George Long/SI)
SI VAULT: Lakers play hot hands on way to NBA title (5.15.72)

Lakers center Wilt Chamberlain coverts a layup as Knicks defenders Phil Jackson (18), Dave DeBusschere (22) and Jerry Lucas (32) look on during Game 1 of the 1972 NBA Finals. The Knicks would win the game 114-92 but the Lakers would win the next four games to claim the championship. (George Long/SI)

SI VAULT: Lakers play hot hands on way to NBA title (5.15.72)