First the pope, now Phil Jackson.
The legendary coach has taken to Twitter, and following an introduction to the Twitterverse by his fiancee (and Lakers executive vice president) Jeanie Buss, he's now 60,000 followers richer and counting.
But that's just the first step. The next may be for the retired coach — né of the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls — to learn how to type.
His first tweet:
11 champ;ipnsikp[ ringhs — Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) March 27, 2013
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That likely meant 11 championship rings — the number pictured on his Twitter feed's page, one for each of the NBA titles he has won as a coach. (Not coincidentally, Jackson's book "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success" is out in May.)
But the Twitterverse was split over whether the mysterious tweet were evidence that Jackson could use some typing lessons or, as ESPN LA's Lakers writer Dave McMenamin theorized, testament to a wry sense of humor.
Heard that PJax's first tweet was an intentional blunder. There is a video to follow with him having trouble typing with rings on — Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 27, 2013
Other fans weren't so sure and instead chalked up the garbled tweet to the fact that Jackson may not yet have his Twitter sea legs.