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Good advice for coaches.
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2016
Reads like a written in two weeks Reader's Digest or Scholastic Edition. Too much always do your best/ practice makes perfect preaching. But any bio of the master is better than nothing.
Good advice for coaches in player handling. Wooden's style was all about speed: fast break, full court press.
Amazing that he kicked around UCLA since 1948 before the first championship in '64. For skeptics who think it was all about talent and giant centers, they won their first championship with a 6'5" center; and after Walton, a 6' 7" center.
"The profession brings with it automatic criticism. . . . When you lose, you're criticized for losing. When you win, after a while you're criticized for not winning enough." This influenced his decision to retire. Criticism?! For the guy who just won 10 of the last 12 national championships!