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National best seller
"I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs." (John Wooden)
Evoking days gone by when coaches were respected as much for their off-court performances as for their success on the court, Wooden presents the timeless wisdom of legendary basketball coach John Wooden.
In honest and telling passages about virtually every aspect of life, Coach shares his personal philosophy on family, achievement, success, and excellence. Raised on a small farm in south-central Indiana, he offers lessons and wisdom learned throughout his career at UCLA, and life as a dedicated husband, father, and teacher.
These lessons, along with personal letters from Bill Walton, Denny Crum, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Bob Costas, among others, have made Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and off the Court an inspirational classic.
©1997 John Wooden (P)2004 McGraw-Hill Education
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5 out of 5 stars
By kwalker on 07-18-18

great book on character

excellent book on character and the traits that made coach great. I highly recommend this read to all business owners

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5 out of 5 stars
By Derek Morris on 07-09-18

Worth reading over and over again!

Absolutely love the book. Wooden is a true man of character and has provided a great tool to help others follow.

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