Phil Jackson: Dennis Rodman Best Athlete I’ve Ever Coached

By: 08.27.08  •  27 Comments

Not Mike, not Kobe. The Worm.

“He could probably play a 48-minute game and play the 48th minute stronger than the first minute of the game,” Jackson told the crowd at UND. “He was that terrific an athlete.”

Some video of Dennis doing everything from boarding to running with the bulls (literally):

Phil also credits Madonna with helping Rodman overcome his “shy” personality:

“Madonna saw what was in there and wanted him . . . to do what she does: be outrageous, and kind of talked him into opening up his character,” Jackson said. “And Dennis didn’t know how many ways he could open up his character.”

Source: OC Register

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