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Conversations with Coach Wooden: On Baseball, Heroes, and Life

Nature, recreation and sports


by
Gary Adams (Author) and Eric Karros (Introduction author)

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 440 pages

File size: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


From the legendary basketball coach’s life lessons and “pyramid of success” to musings on his favorite sport, this engaging account chronicles the friendship between a pair of former University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA) head coaches, basketball coach John Wooden and baseball coach Gary Adams. For nearly a decade the two celebrated coaches shared an office and developed a close friendship that lasted 35 years until Wooden’s passing and Adams’ heartwarming narrative details discussions they shared about heroes, history, life, and their mutual favorite pastime—baseball. The book also reflects on Wooden’s core philosophies and the guiding principles behind his numerous basketball successes, including his election into two halls of fame as a player and a coach, winning 10 National College Athletic Association (NCAA) National Championships in a 12-year period, and being named NCAA College Basketball Coach of the Year six times. Recollections from Major League Baseball stars Eric Karros, David Roberts, and Chase Utley are also included, along with quotes from other athletes and associates of UCLA.

From the legendary basketball coach’s life lessons and “pyramid of success” to musings on his favorite sport, this engaging account chronicles the friendship between a pair of former University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA) head coaches, basketball coach John Wooden and baseball coach Gary Adams. For nearly a decade the two celebrated coaches shared an office and developed a close friendship that lasted 35 years until Wooden’s passing and Adams’ heartwarming… (more)

From the legendary basketball coach’s life lessons and “pyramid of success” to musings on his favorite sport, this engaging account chronicles the friendship between a pair of former University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA) head coaches, basketball coach John Wooden and baseball coach Gary Adams. For nearly a decade the two celebrated coaches shared an office and developed a close friendship that lasted 35 years until Wooden’s passing and Adams’ heartwarming narrative details discussions they shared about heroes, history, life, and their mutual favorite pastime—baseball. The book also reflects on Wooden’s core philosophies and the guiding principles behind his numerous basketball successes, including his election into two halls of fame as a player and a coach, winning 10 National College Athletic Association (NCAA) National Championships in a 12-year period, and being named NCAA College Basketball Coach of the Year six times. Recollections from Major League Baseball stars Eric Karros, David Roberts, and Chase Utley are also included, along with quotes from other athletes and associates of UCLA.

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