Coach Wooden's remarkable 10 national basketball championships in 12 years at UCLA speak for themselves. In Wooden, the coach--quiet, thoughtful, and introspective throughout his distinguished career--finally speaks forhimself, and he's well worth hearing. Wooden is a modern chapbook of inspiration and good sense that reveals the hard-court philosopher behind it as a man of character, conviction, decency, and straightforwardness. There are no complex ideas, just little beams of light filtered through anecdotes that project the kinds of simple, immutable truths that in the end touch nothing but net.
As stated in the introduction, this book is "neither a conventional narrative, a biography, nor a how-to book on basketball." It is instead a compilation of the tenets and teachings of arguably the greatest basketball coach of all time. Wooden's codes are of the traditional kind, centering on family, faith, friends off the court and organization, dedication, and preparation on the hardwood. Still, he is not stuck in the past. His observation that basketball is first and foremost a game of quickness revolutionized the tactical approach to the sport. The former UCLA coach is above all a teacher, and the lessons he imparts here are derived from a lifetime of learning and achievement. Recommended for adult and young adult collections.?William H. Hoffman, Ft. Myers-Lee Cty. P.L., Ft. Myers, Fla.
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John Wooden is THE coach to study for an up and coming coach. If one just wants to learn about a fascinating human being with great morals, work ethic, and management skills, the... Read morePublished 15 days ago by RW
I've had the privilege of being in the audience for one of Mr. Wooden's speeches at the Distinguished Speaker Series in my California city of Redondo Beach. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Joyce A. Harn
A fantastic leadership book for any situation: parent, teacher, coach, supervisor, and anyone that wants to learn about great life principles to live by.Published 1 month ago by Bryan Strong