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The classic autobiography of UCLA basketball's legendary coach

"They Call Me Coach is grass-roots Americana, a story bigger than basketball. One of those rare sports books that is must reading for everyone."

--Chicago Tribune

For 27 years, John Wooden led the UCLA basketball team to unsurpassed victories and records. His dedication and inspiration made him America's "winningest" coach. In this classic bestselling autobiography--updated with a new foreword by Hall-of-Famer Bill Walton--the college basketball legend reflects on his record-breaking career, his life behind the scenes, and how his top players went on to shape and change the NBA. From the everyday basics to important life lessons ("It's not how tall you are, but how tall you play"), Wooden shares his worldly wisdom on and off the court to offer a personal history of an unforgettable time in college basketball, answering the most-asked questions about his life, his career, and the players who made his teams unbeatable.

"What Knute Rockne was to football, Connie Mack to baseball, and Wilbur and Orville Wright to flying, John Wooden is to basketball. This book captures the full flavor of the man, the philosophies that work in life, and the philosophies that work on the court. I commend it to people who want to succeed at either--or both."

--Los Angeles Times

John Wooden, voted Coach of the Century by ESPN, created the powerful UCLA basketball dynasty that won 10 NCAA national championships (including seven in a row), 88 straight games, and had four perfect seasons. He is the author of Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

Synopsis:

Basketball's legendary John Wooden reveals his secrets for being a great coach.

Synopsis:

The critically acclaimed, classic autobiography of UCLA basketball's legendary coach

"What Knute Rockne was to football, Connie Mack to baseball, and Wilbur and Orville Wright to flying, John Wooden is to basketball." --Los Angeles Times

"They Call Me Coach is grassroots Americana, a story bigger than basketball. One of those rare sports books that is must reading for everyone." --Chicago Tribune

Now featuring a great new look and a Foreword by hoop Hall of Famer Bill Walton, this classic bestselling sports bio by America's "winningest coach" is back. Still charming fans everywhere, college basketball legend John Wooden reflects on his record-breaking career, his inspired life behind the scenes, and how his top players went on to shape and change the NBA. With worldly wisdom, Wooden offers a very personal history of an unforgettable time in college basketball, answering the most-asked questions about his life, his career, and the players who made his team unbeatable.

Synopsis:

"They Call Me Coach is grass-roots Americana, a story bigger than basketball. One of those rare sports books that is must-reading for everyone."--Chicago Tribune

"What Knute Rockne was to football, Connie Mack to baseball, and Wilbur and Orville Wright to flying, John Wooden is to basketball. This book captures the full flavor of the man, the philosophies that work in life and the philosophies that work on the court. I recommend it to people who want to succeed at either--or both."--Jim Murray, Los Angeles Times

Coach Wooden reveals his all-time favorite players, teams, and coaches in this revised and updated edition of the legendary coach's best-selling autobiography.

In They Call Me Coach, Wooden reflects on his record-breaking coaching career and how his top players have gone on to shape and change the NBA. In a special question-and-answer section, Coach finally answers the most-asked questions about his life, career, players, and teams. Rarely seen photos round out this very personal story of courage and endurance.

About the Author

Coach John Wooden is UCLA coach emeritus, winner of 10 national championships in 12 years. He is the author of They Call Me Coach and Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court. He was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his lifetime of teaching and coaching. He lives in Encino, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809245918
Preface:
Wooden, John R.
Foreword:
Crum, Denny
Author:
Wooden, John
Author:
Crum, Denny
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill McGraw-Hill
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Basketball - College
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
Wooden, john r.
Subject:
Sports - Basketball
Subject:
Basketball coaches
Subject:
University of California, Los Angeles
Subject:
Basketball coaches -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Basketball - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Rev., expanded, and updated.
Series Volume:
[no. 84]
Publication Date:
20030917
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.98x6.04x.78 in. .90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The critically acclaimed, classic autobiography of UCLA basketball's legendary coach

"What Knute Rockne was to football, Connie Mack to baseball, and Wilbur and Orville Wright to flying, John Wooden is to basketball." --Los Angeles Times

"They Call Me Coach is grassroots Americana, a story bigger than basketball. One of those rare sports books that is must reading for everyone." --Chicago Tribune

Now featuring a great new look and a Foreword by hoop Hall of Famer Bill Walton, this classic bestselling sports bio by America's "winningest coach" is back. Still charming fans everywhere, college basketball legend John Wooden reflects on his record-breaking career, his inspired life behind the scenes, and how his top players went on to shape and change the NBA. With worldly wisdom, Wooden offers a very personal history of an unforgettable time in college basketball, answering the most-asked questions about his life, his career, and the players who made his team unbeatable.

"Synopsis" by , "They Call Me Coach is grass-roots Americana, a story bigger than basketball. One of those rare sports books that is must-reading for everyone."--Chicago Tribune

"What Knute Rockne was to football, Connie Mack to baseball, and Wilbur and Orville Wright to flying, John Wooden is to basketball. This book captures the full flavor of the man, the philosophies that work in life and the philosophies that work on the court. I recommend it to people who want to succeed at either--or both."--Jim Murray, Los Angeles Times

Coach Wooden reveals his all-time favorite players, teams, and coaches in this revised and updated edition of the legendary coach's best-selling autobiography.

In They Call Me Coach, Wooden reflects on his record-breaking coaching career and how his top players have gone on to shape and change the NBA. In a special question-and-answer section, Coach finally answers the most-asked questions about his life, career, players, and teams. Rarely seen photos round out this very personal story of courage and endurance.

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