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The classic autobiography of UCLA basketball's legendary coach
"They Call Me Coach is grass-roots Americana, a story bigger than basketball. One of those rare sports books that is must reading for everyone."
For 27 years, John Wooden led the UCLA basketball team to unsurpassed victories and records. His dedication and inspiration made him America's "winningest" coach. In this classic bestselling autobiography--updated with a new foreword by Hall-of-Famer Bill Walton--the college basketball legend reflects on his record-breaking career, his life behind the scenes, and how his top players went on to shape and change the NBA. From the everyday basics to important life lessons ("It's not how tall you are, but how tall you play"), Wooden shares his worldly wisdom on and off the court to offer a personal history of an unforgettable time in college basketball, answering the most-asked questions about his life, his career, and the players who made his teams unbeatable.
"What Knute Rockne was to football, Connie Mack to baseball, and Wilbur and Orville Wright to flying, John Wooden is to basketball. This book captures the full flavor of the man, the philosophies that work in life, and the philosophies that work on the court. I commend it to people who want to succeed at either--or both."
--Los Angeles Times
As much a book for people who are a fan of John Wooden the man as it is for people who are a fan of John Wooden the basketball coach. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I first read "They Call Me Coach" several years ago. Even though I'm not a big basketball fan, I have enjoyed rereading this biography several times over the years. Why? Read morePublished 2 months ago by D. Bentle
I'm not a college basketball fan - but I am a fan of those who dedicate their lives to making the world and those that they come in contact with better. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Edward J. Barton
I grew up not liking UCAL much. As a Northern Californian they won all the time and beat Cal and Stanford with ease-most of the time. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Charks P. Harrington
I purchased this for our basketball coaches' for the team's end of the year gifts at our banquet. They loved it!Published 4 months ago by lafing