Was NFL Legend John Madden Worth More than Legendary Chicago Bulls Coach Phil Jackson?

Published 12/29/2021, 5:46 AM EST


The football world is heartbroken. On Tuesday, December 28th, we got the unfortunate news that our beloved color commentator John Madden passed away. John Madden was 85 years old at the time of his death. The legendary coach and broadcaster left the NFL community with several unforgettable moments. 

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Madden was the youngest head coach in the history of the NFL at one point. Football is arguably the biggest sport in America, and Madden is its biggest name. The sport that can challenge the caliber of the NFL is none other than the NBA. The biggest coaching name in the NBA is the legendary Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson. But was his revenue more than Madden’s?

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What is Phil Jackson’s net worth?

Phil Jackson is one of the greatest coaches in the entire game of basketball, according to many fans. Jackson is a former player, coach, and NBA executive. He played for 12 seasons from 1967 to 1980. Jackson played in the power forward position and won multiple NBA championships with the New York Knicks.

 

However, most people consider Jackson the GOAT for his coaching. Jackson was the head coach of the Bulls from 1989 to 1998. Under his guidance, the Bulls won six NBA championships. Jackson then joined the LA Lakers. He was their head coach from 1999 to 2011. As a coach, Phil Jackson has won 11 NBA championships and was a 4-time NBA All-Star Game head coach. He was 1996 NBA Coach of the Year. 

Phil Jackson has been a very successful name in the history of basketball. Celebrity Net Worth has estimated his net worth to be around $70 million. 

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What was John Madden’s income?

When it comes to football, only a few people have been able to make an impact like John Madden. Madden became the youngest coach in the NFL after he joined the Oakland Raiders in 1967. Before becoming the head coach in 1969, Madden was the linebackers coach for his first two seasons. After becoming the head coach, he led the Raiders for 10 successful seasons from 1969 to 1978.

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John Madden and the Raiders won Super Bowl XI in 1976 after defeating the Minnesota Vikings. After retiring from coaching, John Madden became a broadcaster. His iconic voice became the voice of the NFL. The league named its annual video game “Madden” in honor of the legend. The game’s first edition was released in 1988. 

Throughout his career as a coach, John Madden has an overall record of 112–39–7. He had the best winning percentage in history. At one point, he had a winning streak of at least 100 games. Celebrity Net Worth says that John Madden had a net worth of $200 million. 

John Madden has clearly won this version of the NFL vs NBA battle. 

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Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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Sports journalist by day, gamer by night and a gym addict by morning. Gurjyot has been a lifelong fan of Wrestling, Contact sports, Rock music and Video games. With a degree in English Literature and Economics from Patkar College, Mumbai, he is set out to conquer every task he sets his mind to.

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