June 16, 1999: The Los Angeles Lakers announce they are hiring Phil Jackson as their new head coach.
He replaces Kurt Rambis, who moved to a front-office position before joining Jackson's coaching staff in 2001.
Jackson's previous resume was quite impressive, having led the Chicago Bulls to six titles in eight seasons.
After enjoying a one-year hiatus from basketball, Jackson came back without missing a beat. In his first year as head coach, he led the Lakers to the NBA Finals, where they defeated the Indiana Pacers.
The Lakers won the next two consecutive NBA championships, making it Jackson's third three-peat.
Jackson has won 11 NBA championships as a coach, and is considered by many to be the greatest coach of all-time.