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Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court by [John Wooden]
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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. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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John Wooden is legendary among basketball coaches. He won 10 NCAA championships, including seven in a row. While always seen as a calm presence on the sideline, he was nonetheless a fierce competitor and drove his players hard in practice. Yet throughout his career, he remained true to ideals taught him by his parents back in rural Indiana. The book lists the advice he got from his father and shows how that has played out in his life. It also presents several of the coach's own rules for life. The book is not for basketball junkies. There's no insider information on famous games and players. It's for the everyday person, struggling to do his or her best at home, on the job, in the community. Beau Bridges's reading adds just the right touch of age and quiet reserve without being a parody of Wooden's voice. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B003TO4TKQ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ McGraw-Hill Education; 1st edition (April 22, 1997)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 22, 1997
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 763 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 238 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Coach John Wooden was named The Greatest Coach Ever by Sporting News and Coach of the Century by ESPN. He won 10 NCAA championships as Head Coach of men’s basketball at UCLA. Since then, his wisdom, summarized most famously in his Pyramid of Success, has reinforced his status as a modern-day legend. His memorable mottos, unforgettable turns of phrase and timeless, sage advice have enriched countless lives.

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