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Phil Jackson to speak in Eagle County

WOLCOTT – Phil Jackson, the coach of the L.A. Lakers basketball team, is set to speak Sept. 9 at 4 Eagle Ranch near Wolcott. Jackson will be in town in support of Swift Eagle, a local charitable organization.The Swift Eagle event, titled “A Night With Phil Jackson,” will feature a dinner and silent auction to raise money for the organization.

Vail local Dave Haakenson, a lifelong friend of Jackson, is one of the founding members of Swift Eagle. When the organization was formed by Haakenson and a group of Eagle County residents, Jackson agreed to be honorary chairman.Jackson’ played 13 years in the National Basketball Association, mostly with the New York Knicks. He coached Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls win six NBA championships, and led the Lakers to three championships.

Tickets for the Sept. 9 event are $100 and are available at Paddy’s Restaurant in Eagle-Vail. For more information, call 926-3846 or go to

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