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The Resource Coach Wooden and me : our 50-year friendship on and off the court, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Coach Wooden and me : our 50-year friendship on and off the court, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Coach Wooden and me : our 50-year friendship on and off the court
Title
Coach Wooden and me
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our 50-year friendship on and off the court
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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Language
eng
Summary
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his 50-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history. When future NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was still an 18-year-old high school basketball prospect from New York City named Lew Alcindor, he accepted a scholarship from UCLA largely on the strength of Coach John Wooden's reputation as a winner. It turned out to be the right choice, as Alcindor and his teammates won an unprecedented three NCAA championship titles. But it also marked the beginning of one of the most extraordinary and enduring friendships in the history of sports. In COACH WOODEN AND ME, Abdul-Jabbar reveals the inspirational story of how his bond with John Wooden evolved from a history-making coach-player mentorship into a deep and genuine friendship that transcended sports, shaped the course of both men's lives, and lasted for half a century. COACH WOODEN AND ME is a stirring tribute to the subtle but profound influence that Wooden had on Kareem as a player, and then as a person, as they began to share their cultural, religious, and family values while facing some of life's biggest obstacles. From his first day of practice, when the players were taught the importance of putting on their athletic socks properly, to gradually absorbing the sublime wisdom of Coach Wooden's now famous "Pyramid of Success"; to learning to cope with the ugly racism that confronted black athletes during the turbulent Civil Rights era as well as losing loved ones, Abdul-Jabbar fondly recalls how Coach Wooden's fatherly guidance not only paved the way for his unmatched professional success but also made possible a lifetime of personal fulfillment. Full of intimate, never-before-published details and delivered with the warmth and erudition of a grateful student who has learned his lessons well, COACH WOODEN AND ME is at once a celebration of the unique philosophical outlook of college basketball's most storied coach and a moving testament to the all-conquering power of friendship.
Summary
In 1965, 18-year old Lew Alcindor played basketball for Coach John Wooden at UCLA. It was the beginning of what was to become a 50-year long relationship. On the court, they broke basketball records. Off the court, they transcended their athletic achievements to gain even wider recognition and tremendous national respect
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Biography type
collective biography
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10563715
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
  • 796.323092/2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV884.A1
LC item number
A33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
our 50-year friendship on and off the court
Label
Coach Wooden and me : our 50-year friendship on and off the court, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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Copyright
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Why it took fifty years to write this book -- When worlds collide: Midwestern hick meets Harlem hoopster -- The game is afoot: It's never about winning and other courtside lessons -- Color blind: The unbearable darkness of being black -- What would Wooden do: Religion, politics, and keeping the faith -- We've got trouble, right here in Pauley Pavilion: Getting lost on Wooden Way -- "Time can bend your knees": The hours of friendship in the days of grief -- Our long day's journey into night
Control code
21076576
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455542277
Lccn
bl2017017851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Coach Wooden and me : our 50-year friendship on and off the court, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Why it took fifty years to write this book -- When worlds collide: Midwestern hick meets Harlem hoopster -- The game is afoot: It's never about winning and other courtside lessons -- Color blind: The unbearable darkness of being black -- What would Wooden do: Religion, politics, and keeping the faith -- We've got trouble, right here in Pauley Pavilion: Getting lost on Wooden Way -- "Time can bend your knees": The hours of friendship in the days of grief -- Our long day's journey into night
Control code
21076576
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455542277
Lccn
bl2017017851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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