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  1. Phil Jackson was back to Williston for his high school reunion. If memory serves me right it was his 40th reunion. The class social was held at a local motel.  I was not in his class but was in the building during the event. He stood in the lobby of the motel signing autographs for all adults and children who had heard he was there. 

    The Williston HS BB auditorium is named Phil Jackson Field House

    He also has a street named after him, Phil Jackson Way a major bypass, where there is  a billboard with his photo stating “Boyhood Home of Phil Jackson.  

    All of course done with his permission.

    He has given money to the Coyote Foundation  

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    Sad, sad day in so many different areas of the nickname topic. Never to be the same, will never be better. The press conference and video was also sad. Do not see nickname as a good choice amoung many other issues associated the selection IMO. Guess the students got their choice. Good luck younger generations and others who voted for the new name on trying to promote a bird as your symbol of greatness and pride for a great University. 

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  3. Sad, sad day in so many different areas of the nickname topic. Never to be the same, will never be better. The press conference and video was also sad. Do not see nickname as a good choice amoung many other issues associated the selection IMO. Guess the students got their choice. Good luck younger generations and others who voted for the new name on trying to promote a bird as your symbol of greatness and pride for a great University. 


  4. I am not very familiar with the difference in quality level of the WHL compared to Division I College Hockey.  The reason I am asking for an explanation I noticed ex-Sioux player Tambellini  in 27 games played this year has 28 points, +12.  Could he have contributed like this if he had stayed at UND?  Was it a better move for him to advance his hockey career to leave and play in WHL with Calgary Hitman? 


  5. I just could not believe they were showing the NDSU BB game. I keep thinking there must be a snow storm or something because it was an outdoor game and maybe the hockey game was cancelled. A meaningless BB game over a National TV sporting event of any kind is just plain stupid. Don't give me the argument of the almighty advertising dollar either, that just does not pass the stink test. Bad Bad decision IMO.


  6. I mentioned it awhile back however no one responded. He is not committed however I am starting to wonder if his numbers are inflated based on the line he is on.

    Thanks for the info. His numbers do look good, that is why I was interested in finding out more about him.

  7. I figured that would happen

    Hes probably top ten und wealthy alumni and has he given a cent?

    Do you know for a fact he has not given to UND? I do know he has given to Williston High School through anonymous donations. Not everyone wants their name in the spotlight when it comes to giving donations.

  8. I don't even think Phil identifies ND anymore as his home place...its more Montana he talks about...

    Phil was born in Montana and moved to Williston early childhood and graduated from WHS.

    He now resides in Whitefish, MT

    The gym building at Williston High School is named after him.. Phil Jackson Field House.

    He has returned to Williston a number of times including his past two high school class reunions.

    This summer he was asked and returned to Williston to act as the Master of Ceremonies for the Babe Ruth World Series.

    He was very gracious and gave a inspiring talk to the young baseball players at the Opening Ceremony banquet.

    So I would say he has not lost his fondness for ND


  9. Please read the bottom of the rules. When picking one of the MacMillan's....you MUST write Mitch or Mark or I flip a coin as to who you choose. Since this is the first time that you have played, I will let you pm me or put it in here.

    Sorry, my mistake, Mark Mac.
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