Toughness

Author: Jay Bilas
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451414683
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A popular ESPN basketball analyst and former Duke player reveals the successful work ethic he learned under Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski, tracing his career while imparting the importance of his mentors' respective definitions of toughness to explain how they can be applied effectively to athletic and personal goals. 50,000 first printing.

Toughness

Author: Jay Bilas
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101599022
Format: PDF, Docs
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The popular ESPN basketball analyst and former Duke player looks at the true meaning of toughness. If anyone knows tough, it’s Jay Bilas. A four-year starter at Duke, he learned an incomparable work ethic under coach Mike Krzyzewski, battling against the greatest college players in the game. After playing professionally overseas for several years, he returned to Duke, where he served as Krzyzewski’s assistant coach for three seasons, during which the Blue Devils won back-to-back titles. A graduate of Duke Law School, he has since become one of basketball’s most recognizable faces through his insightful, intelligent work on ESPN’s SportsCenter and College GameDay. Through his ups and downs, on and off the court, Jay learned the true meaning of toughness from coaches, teammates, and colleagues. Now, he discusses this misunderstood—yet vital—attribute and how it contributes to winning in sports and in life. Featuring never-before-heard stories and personal philosophies on toughness from top players and coaches including Coach K, Bob Knight, Grant Hill, Mia Hamm, Jon Gruden, Tom Izzo, Bill Self, Curtis Strange, and many others—Bilas redefines what it takes to succeed.

Toughness

Author: Jay Bilas
Publisher: New Amer Library
ISBN: 9780451414670
Format: PDF, Docs
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The former Duke basketball player and current ESPN analyst describes what it truly means to be tough based on his personal philosophies and life experiences both on and off the court. 50,000 first printing.

True Strength

Author: Kevin Sorbo
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306820366
Format: PDF, Docs
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The star of TV's Hercules: The Legendary Journeys reveals how a series of debilitating strokes at the height of his career changed his life

Players First

Author: John Calipari
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101635525
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now with a new chapter on the Wildcats' legendary comeback in the 2014 Final Four John Calipari, one of the most successful coaches in NCAA history, presents the world of college basketball from the coach's chair, unvarnished and straight from the heart. Players First is Calipari's account of his first six years coaching the University of Kentucky men's team, leading it to a national championship in 2012 and the championship game in 2014, all while dealing with the realities of the "one-and-done" mentality and an NCAA that sometimes seems to put players last. Filled with revelatory stories about what it takes to succeed at the highest level of the college game, Players First is a candid look at the great players and rivalries that have filled Calipari's life with joy and a sense of purpose. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Gold Standard

Author: Mike Krzyzewski
Publisher: Business Plus
ISBN: 044655796X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Says Coach K: "In all forms of leadership, whether you are a coach, a CEO, or a parent, there are four words that, when said, can bring out the best in your team, your employees, and your family...I BELIEVE IN YOU. These four words can mean the difference between a fear of failure and the courage to try." In his previous bestselling books, Coach K has guided readers to success the way he has guided his teams at Duke University - - with the power of his inspirational words and phenomenal leadership skills. But that was with college kids.....Now, Coach K has stepped up to take on an entirely new challenge - by volunteering to coach the US Olympic Basketball team. Comprised of some of the biggest NBA stars, Coach K had to work with huge egos and personal rivalries in order to create an American team that could win against the best competition in the world and restore Team USA to the gold standard of basketball. This is more than a celebratory book - it's Coach K's first-hand account of how he dealt with such stars as Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and all the rest to buy into his "total team" play. Half a book on basketball, half a book on management techniques, THE GOLD STANDARD captures Coach K's personal style and approach to getting different (and sometimes difficult) people to work hard and succeed in reaching a common goal.

Attitude

Author: Jay Wright
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0399180850
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Jay Wright is one of the most admired and successful coaches in college basketball, but until now, his story has never been told. In this book, he will explain how he guided Villanova to the mountaintop by staying hungry, staying humble, and encouraging all of his players to think of themselves as leaders. Building his book around chapters themed to the core principles of the Wildcats' championship program, Wright will teach readers how these ideas can lead to success both on and off the court-and tell a riveting, inside sports story in the process.

Beyond Basketball

Author: Mike Krzyzewski
Publisher: Business Plus
ISBN: 075951674X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Duke University men's basketball team has served as the gold standard in college athletics for well over two decades - and that's all because of the extraordinary impact of Mike Krzyzewski, the highly-respected coach of the Duke squad. Coach K's reputation as a teacher of young men has transcended his extraordinary success as a coach. The Duke team is always ranked at the top of the college game, year in and year out, but what's truly remarkable about Coach K are his players and the legacy they leave behind: Grant Hill, Shane Battier, Elton Brand, Bobby Hurley, and on and on -- these are not just great basketball players, but individuals who have become true leaders in American society, all thanks in large part to Coach K's leadership. So how does Coach K do it? In this new book, he reveals his tips, advice, and time-tested guidance on how he coaches and educates his players about life beyond the basketball court.

Leading with the Heart

Author: Mike Krzyzewski
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446537001
Format: PDF, ePub
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In his more than twenty years coaching the Blue Devils, Coach Mike Krzyzewski has made his program the most admired in the nation, with back-to-back national championships in '91, '92, and again in 2001, and ten Final Four appearances since 1986. Now, in Leading with the Heart, Coach K talks about leadership-how you earn it, how you practice it, and how you use it to move your organization to the top. From the importance of trust, communication, and pride, to the commitment a leader must make to his team, this inspiring book is a must-read for anyone who loves college basketball-or who simply wants to win in any competitive environment today.

Life Is Not an Accident

Author: Jay Williams
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006232800X
Format: PDF
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New York Times Bestseller This big-hearted memoir by the most promising professional basketball player of his generation details his rise to NBA stardom, the terrible accident that ended his career and plunged him into a life-altering depression, and how he ultimately found his way out of the darkness. Ten years ago, Jay Williams was at the beginning of a brilliant professional basketball career. The Chicago Bulls’ top draft pick—and the second pick of the entire draft—he had the great Michael Jordan’s locker. Then he ran his high-performance motorcycle head-on into a light pole, severely damaging himself and ending his career. In this intense, hard-hitting, and deeply profound memoir, Williams talks about the accident that transformed him. Sometimes, the memories are so fresh, he feels like he’ll never escape the past. Most days, he finds a quiet peace as a commentator on ESPN and as an entrepreneur who can only look back in astonishment at his younger self—a kid who had it all, thought he was invincible, and lost everything . . . only to gain new wisdom. Williams also shares behind the scenes details of life as an All-American. He tells it straight about the scandalous recruiting process and his decision to return to Duke and Coach K—a man who taught him about accountability—to finish his education. He also speaks out about corruption—among coaches, administrators, players, and alumni—and about his time in the NBA, introducing us to a dark underworld culture in the pros: the gambling, drugs, and sex in every city, with players on every team.