For John Wooden's millions of fans--a heartfelt and revealing self-portrait about the people and events that shaped his life
"Sports Illustrated" declared: "There has never been a finer coach in American sports than John Wooden. Nor a finer man." ESPN selected him as the "Greatest Coach of the 20th Century." From his birth on an Indiana tenant farm, to All-American honors at Purdue, to his historic record-setting UCLA dynasty, John Wooden is a towering figure in 20th-century sports, and his experience and wisdom an American treasure. In "My Personal Best," Coach Wooden tells how he did it and the lessons he learned on his remarkable journey.
Pairing never-before-seen photos from Coach Wooden's private collection with his personal stories and affirmations, this book encompasses the dramatic arc of Wooden's larger-than-life achievements and experiences. As he did in his perpetual bestseller "Wooden," Coach offers a wealth of biographical details, personal reflections, and a lifetime of lessons. His millions of fans will cherish this definitive pictorial history of a living sports legend.
"John Wooden is a living legend because he practiced what he preached--the code of ethics which created America's strength."
--Phil Jackson, head coach, Los Angeles Lakers
"Most of what I know, what's made me a smart man, has come from John Wooden."
--Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer
"A man of John Wooden's accomplishments and integrity would stand out in any era, but now, almost three decades after he coached his last game, he is in some ways an even more striking figure."
|Indiana Farm Boy Lessons from Long Ago||p. 1|
|My First Coach Principal Earl Warriner||p. 11|
|High School Hero Coach Glenn Curtis||p. 21|
|True Love||p. 31|
|Integrity, Team Spirit, and Piggy Lambert||p. 37|
|A New Job For a Terrible Coach||p. 51|
|Back Home in (South Bend) Indiana||p. 61|
|The Sycamores, Speed, and Segregation||p. 71|
|The Pyramid Defining and Achieving Success||p. 85|
|Welcome to California a Rude Awakening||p. 91|
|Glorious Without Glory The Education of a Coach||p. 101|
|Championships The Beginning of the Beginning||p. 119|
|The First National Championship Understanding People||p. 127|
|J. D. Morgan A Helping Hand||p. 141|
|The Age of Alcindor||p. 147|
|The Team Without?||p. 161|
|The World of Walton Never Before or Since||p. 169|
|A Meaningful Record A Meaningless Streak||p. 181|
|The Final Buzzer at UCLA||p. 187|
|The Great Loss and Love||p. 197|
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Series: NTC Sports/Fitness
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 14th May 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 16.1 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1