A Coach's Life by Dean Smith audiobook

A Coach's Life: My 40 Years in College Basketball

By Dean Smith , with John Kilgo and Sally Jenkins
Read by Eric Conger

Random House Audio
4.80 Hours Unabridged
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Legendary University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith tells the full story of his fabled career, and shares the life lessons taught and learned over forty years of unparalleled success as a coach and mentor. For almost forty years, Dean Smith coached the University of North Carolina men's basketball program with unsurpassed success- on the court and in shaping young men's lives. In his long-awaited memoir, he reflects on the great games, teams, players, strategies, and rivalries that defined his career, and explains the philosophy that guided him. There's a lot more to life than basketball- though some may beg to differ- but there's a lot more to basketball than basketball, and this is a book about basketball filled with wisdom about life. Dean Smith insisted that the fundamentals of good basketball were the fundamentals of character- passion, discipline, focus, selflessness, and responsibility- and he strove to unite his teams in pursuit of those values. To read this book is to understand why Dean Smith changed the lives of the players he coached, from Michael Jordan, who calls him his second father and who never played a single NBA game without wearing a pair of UNC basketball shorts under his uniform, to the last man on the bench of his least talented team. We all wish we had a coach like Dean Smith in our lives, and now we will have that chance.

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Summary

Summary

Legendary University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith tells the full story of his fabled career, and shares the life lessons taught and learned over forty years of unparalleled success as a coach and mentor.

For almost forty years, Dean Smith coached the University of North Carolina men's basketball program with unsurpassed success- on the court and in shaping young men's lives. In his long-awaited memoir, he reflects on the great games, teams, players, strategies, and rivalries that defined his career, and explains the philosophy that guided him. There's a lot more to life than basketball- though some may beg to differ- but there's a lot more to basketball than basketball, and this is a book about basketball filled with wisdom about life. Dean Smith insisted that the fundamentals of good basketball were the fundamentals of character- passion, discipline, focus, selflessness, and responsibility- and he strove to unite his teams in pursuit of those values.

To read this book is to understand why Dean Smith changed the lives of the players he coached, from Michael Jordan, who calls him his second father and who never played a single NBA game without wearing a pair of UNC basketball shorts under his uniform, to the last man on the bench of his least talented team. We all wish we had a coach like Dean Smith in our lives, and now we will have that chance.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Dean Smith is a better teacher of basketball than anyone else. John Wooden, former coach, UCLA
Dean Smith is not merely a basketball coach of historic accomplishments. He is also a man of uncommon integrity and decency. His life story will be heartening to the many Americans who have watched him shape two generations of young athletes to reach their full potential as men. Senator John McCain
Coach taught me the game. . . . He’s like a second father to me. Michael Jordan
Dean Smith epitomizes what a coach can be—teacher, counselor, mentor, example, friend. Bill Bradley

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Author Bio: Dean Smith

Author Bio: Dean Smith

Dean Smith was born in Emporia, Kansas, in 1931. At age thirty he became head coach of the University of North Carolina, and in his more than thirty-six years there, he established a peerless record as the winningest coach in college basketball history. Smith has won numerous coaching awards, including eight ACC Coach of the Year titles, and was named coach of the 1976 U.S. Olympic team. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Author Bio: John Kilgo

Author Bio: John Kilgo

John Kilgo is an award-winning newspaper columnist living in Davidson, North Carolina.

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Author Bio: Sally Jenkins

Author Bio: Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins is an award-winning journalist for the Washington Post and is the co-author of the bestsellers It’s Not About the Bike and Every Second Counts, written with Lance Armstrong. She lives in New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 4.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English