Coach's Life

ISBN-10: 0375758801
ISBN-13: 9780375758805
Edition: 2002
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Description: For almost forty years, Dean Smith coached the University of North Carolina basketball team with unsurpassed success, having an impact both on the court and in the lives of countless young men. In A Coach’s Life, he looks back on the great games,  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/12/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.792

For almost forty years, Dean Smith coached the University of North Carolina basketball team with unsurpassed success, having an impact both on the court and in the lives of countless young men. In A Coach’s Life, he looks back on the great games, teams, players, strategies, and rivalries that defined his career and, in a new final chapter, discusses his retirement from the game. The fundamentals of good basketball are the fundamentals of character—passion, discipline, focus, selflessness, and responsibility—and superlative mentor and coach Dean Smith imparts them all with equal authority.

A Charlotte NC, writer who has known Dean Smith for more than three decades. He publishes a UNC sports magazine, "Carolina Blue", and was the host of Smith's TV show for 14 years.

Sally Jenkins was born on October 22, 1960. She is a sports columnist and feature writer for The Washington Post. She has also worked for Sports Illustrated and acted as a correspondent on CNBC as well as on NPR's All Things Considered. She is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in English Literature. Jenkins is also known for some of her famous interviews such as Joe Paterno, Head football coach of Pennsylvania State University and Lance Armstrong. In 1986, Jenkins was part of the team nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for stories about the cocaine-related death of University of Maryland All-American Len Bias. It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award in 2000. It was also number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. This book was also awarded the Christopher Award for Adult Books in 2001. It also appeared in the Texas Tayshas Reading List from 2001 to 2002. In 2002 she won the Associated Press�s Columnist of the Year Award. Her title Sum It Up: 1,098 Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective made The New York Times best seller list for 2013. Her titles include: No Finish Line, Funny Cide: How a Horse, a Trainer, a Jockey, and a Bunch of High School Buddies Took on the Sheiks and Blue Bloods�and Won, The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation and The State of Jones.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Carolina Family
A Kansas Childhood
Leaving Home
Becoming a Coach
Coming to Chapel Hill
Uphill and Around the Corner
Hitting Our Stride
The Carolina Way
Highs and Lows
A So-called Monkey off Our Backs
Keeping Our Perspective
I May Be Wrong, But!
Winding Down, Looking Ahead
Appendix
Index

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