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This book gives a good balanced account of his life (as it should) but ...
on March 6, 2015
This book gives a good balanced account of his life (as it should) but I was hoping it would also provide more of his philosophy and methods that made him successful on the court. I found that "Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court" is a good companion to this book. Reading the biography first gives you a perspective you wouldn't have otherwise when reading the "philosophy of Wooden" in the smaller book. The reflections book provides some of what I felt was incomplete in the biography in terms of the Wooden Philosophy. For example, the pyramid is printed in the biography, but isn't really explained at all. Hearing in his own words how he developed the pyramid and what it meant to him was important to really understanding the man in my thinking.