Kobe Bryant’s former head coach with the Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson, released a statement Sunday after Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people died in a helicopter crash.

A number of NBA head coaches, executives and team governors paid their respects to Bryant on Sunday after learning of his death.

Bryant and Jackson won five titles together between 1999-10, including three in a row during the Shaquille O’Neal years and two in a row with Pau Gasol as Bryant’s running mate.

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Under Jackson, Bryant won one league MVP, two Finals MVPs, went to 12 All-Star Games and was an All-NBA First Team selection nine times.

While Bryant and Jackson had a complicated relationship during their time together, Bryant said in 2017 that he would want either Michael Jordan or Jackson to present him into the Hall of Fame.

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