Synopses & Reviews
1. Will come out well before March Madness.
2. Great Father’s Day gift too.
3. Pat Williams is very well known – active author and public speaker – well respected in basketball industry –high visibility.
Pat Williams has drawn on his basketball industry connections to compile great stories from on and off the court. Fans will be inspired, surprised, and even amused, by inside stories from well-known coaches and players, fascinating looks behind the scenes, and anecdotes from the people who make it all possible – the fans. Includes first person stories from 21 basketball celebrities, plus Pat Williams:
Caron Butler – current NBA all-star for the Washington Wizards
Dolph Schayes – former NBA great; one of the top 50 players in NBA history
Jim Les – former NBA player and current college coach (Bradley University)
Matt Doherty – former UNC player and head coach; current head coach at SMU
Ron Hunter – head coach at IUPUI
Sam Smith – well-known sports writer/basketball columnist
Gregg Popovich – head coach of the San Antonio Spurs
Donn Nelson – general manager of the Dallas Mavericks
Bob Love – former NBA all-star
Ed O’Bannon – collegiate basketball player of the year in 1995 for UCLA
Ann Meyers-Drysdale – first woman to play in the NBA; current GM of the Phoenix Mercury (WNBA)
Grant Hill – current NBA all-star with the Phoenix Suns
Sheila Johnson – president of the Washington Mystics (WNBA) and former wife of Bob Johnson (BET)
Adonal Foyle – current NBA player
Charlie Villanueva – current NBA player
Chuck Daly – Basketball Hall of Fame coach; won two championships with the Detroit Pistons; coached the 1992 Dream Team
Chris Paul – current NBA all-star and USA Basketball Olympian
Greg Kite – former NBA player
Skip Caray – former well-known sports broadcaster
Pat Riley – Miami Heat president; former coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat
John Gabriel – NBA scout and former Orlando Magic general manager
Pat Williams has drawn on hisd basektball industry connections to compile great stories from on and off the court. Fans will be inspired,surpised and even amused,by inside stories from well-known coaches and players, fascinating looks behind the scenes and anecdotes from the people who make it all possible-the fans. Pat will work his magic on marketing this book, as well, with signings at the NBA store and other appearances.
Readers will be inspired, surprised, and even amused by these 101 great hoop stories from basketball coaches, players, and fans.
About the Author
Jack Canfield is cocreator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, which includes forty New York Times bestsellers, and coauthor of The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. He is a leader in the field of personal transformation and peak performance and is currently CEO of the Canfield Training Group and Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Foundation for Self-Esteem. An internationally renowned corporate trainer and keynote speaker, he lives in Santa Barbara, California. Mark Victor Hansen is a co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.Pat Williams is the senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic as well as one of America's top motivational, inspirational, and humorous speakers. Since 1968, Pat has been affiliated with NBA teams in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, including the 1983 World Champion 76ers, and now the Orlando Magic which he co-founded in 1987 and helped lead to the NBA finals in 1995. Pat and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of nineteen children, including fourteen adopted from four nations, ranging in age from eighteen to thirty-two. Pat and his family have been featured in Sports Illustrated, Readers Digest, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, The Wall Street Journal, Focus on the Family, New Man Magazine, plus all major television networks.