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My Personal Best : NTC Sports/Fitness - John Wooden

My Personal Best

NTC Sports/Fitness

Hardcover Published: 23rd April 2004
ISBN: 9780071437929
Number Of Pages: 192

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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."
--Bob Costas

Prefacep. XI
Acknowledgmentsp. XV
Indiana Farm Boy Lessons from Long Agop. 1
My First Coach Principal Earl Warrinerp. 11
High School Hero Coach Glenn Curtisp. 21
True Lovep. 31
Integrity, Team Spirit, and Piggy Lambertp. 37
A New Job For a Terrible Coachp. 51
Back Home in (South Bend) Indianap. 61
The Sycamores, Speed, and Segregationp. 71
The Pyramid Defining and Achieving Successp. 85
Welcome to California a Rude Awakeningp. 91
Glorious Without Glory The Education of a Coachp. 101
Championships The Beginning of the Beginningp. 119
The First National Championship Understanding Peoplep. 127
J. D. Morgan A Helping Handp. 141
The Age of Alcindorp. 147
The Team Without?p. 161
The World of Walton Never Before or Sincep. 169
A Meaningful Record A Meaningless Streakp. 181
The Final Buzzer at UCLAp. 187
The Great Loss and Lovep. 197
Creditsp. 208
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ISBN: 9780071437929
ISBN-10: 0071437924
Series: NTC Sports/Fitness
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 23rd April 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 16.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1