Coach Wooden and Me by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar audiobook

Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court

By  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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Grand Central Publishing 9781455542277
6.01 Hours Unabridged
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his fifty-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history. In 1965, eighteen-year-old Lew Alcindor played basketball for Coach John Wooden at UCLA. It was the beginning of what was to become a fifty-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. Part memoir, and part inspirational, Abdul-Jabbar reveals the lessons Coach Wooden taught him through the “Pyramid of Success” and discusses how they in turn shaped his life. Through beautiful storytelling, Coach Wooden and Me takes you back to the basics of what a coach should be.

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Summary

Summary

A Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2017

A Boston Globe Best Books of the Year selection

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his fifty-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history.

In 1965, eighteen-year-old Lew Alcindor played basketball for Coach John Wooden at UCLA. It was the beginning of what was to become a fifty-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.

Part memoir, and part inspirational, Abdul-Jabbar reveals the lessons Coach Wooden taught him through the “Pyramid of Success” and discusses how they in turn shaped his life. Through beautiful storytelling, Coach Wooden and Me takes you back to the basics of what a coach should be.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A celebration of mutual devotion, understanding, and love.” Boston Globe
“More than just a memoir about college basketball—although it is that, from one of the greatest players of all time—Abdul-Jabbar recounts his lifelong friendship with UCLA coach John Wooden and the ways he learned only later that Wooden guided and tried to protect him as he broke through racial barriers.” Los Angeles Times
“Abdul-Jabbar and Wooden shared a priceless friendship, and this sensitive, sharply written account brings it to full, vivid life.” Booklist (starred review)
“This stunning eulogy will appeal to readers far beyond the confines of sports. Highly recommended.” Library Journal
“Anyone inclined to dismiss John Wooden and Abdul-Jabbar’s relationship as merely coach and player… will rethink that miscalculation after reading this compact, engaging memoir.” Publisher’s Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Author Bio: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Since retiring, he has been an actor and basketball coach and has authored six books for adults and three for children, including What Color Is My World?, which won the NAACP award for Best Children’s Book. In 2012, he was selected as a US cultural ambassador, and in 2016 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award which recognizes exceptional meritorious service.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 6.01
Audience: Adult
Language: English