Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court

By Jay Bilas
Read by Jay Bilas

7.52 Hours 03/12/2013 unabridged
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If anyone knows tough, it’s Jay Bilas. A four-year starter at Duke University, he learned an incomparable work ethic under Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, battling against the greatest college players in the game. After playing professionally overseas for several years, he returned to Duke, where he served as Krzyzewski’s assistant coach for three seasons, during which time the Blue Devils won back-to-back titles. A graduate of Duke Law School, he has since become one of basketball’s most recognizable faces through his insightful, intelligent work on ESPN’s SportsCenter and College GameDay. Through his ups and downs on and off the court, Jay learned the true meaning of toughness from coaches, teammates, and colleagues. Now, he discusses this misunderstood yet vital attribute and how it contributes to winning in sports and in life. Featuring never-before-heard stories and personal philosophies on toughness—from top players and coaches including Coach K, Bob Knight, Grant Hill, Mia Hamm, Jon Gruden, Tom Izzo, Bill Self, Curtis Strange, and many others—Bilas redefines what it takes to succeed.

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A New York Times bestseller

If anyone knows tough, it’s Jay Bilas. A four-year starter at Duke University, he learned an incomparable work ethic under Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, battling against the greatest college players in the game. After playing professionally overseas for several years, he returned to Duke, where he served as Krzyzewski’s assistant coach for three seasons, during which time the Blue Devils won back-to-back titles. A graduate of Duke Law School, he has since become one of basketball’s most recognizable faces through his insightful, intelligent work on ESPN’s SportsCenter and College GameDay.

Through his ups and downs on and off the court, Jay learned the true meaning of toughness from coaches, teammates, and colleagues. Now, he discusses this misunderstood yet vital attribute and how it contributes to winning in sports and in life. Featuring never-before-heard stories and personal philosophies on toughness—from top players and coaches including Coach K, Bob Knight, Grant Hill, Mia Hamm, Jon Gruden, Tom Izzo, Bill Self, Curtis Strange, and many others—Bilas redefines what it takes to succeed.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“There is wisdom to be gleaned from Bilas, and by the end, it’s easy to believe that the only obstacle to improved toughness is one’s own unwillingness to work at it.” Kirkus Reviews
“Living as we do in the golden age of trash-talking, Toughness arrives just the right time as a corrective.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review (editor’s recommendation)

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Author Bio: Jay Bilas

Jay Bilas is a college basketball analyst for ESPN and CBS Sports. A former basketball player for Duke University, he was a four-year starter and helped lead the team to the Final Four in 1986. He served as assistant coach at Duke from 1990–1992 and received his law degree in 1992. He is currently a partner at the law firm Moore & Van Allen, PLLC, in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 7.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English