DEAN SMITH signed A COACH'S LIFE 1999 1st Edition Hard Cover Book with Dust Jacket. A special panel assembled by ABC and ESPN named him one of the seven greatest coaches of the twentieth century in any sport. Another measure of Dean Smith's legacy is his profound impact on the lives of the players he coached. From Michael Jordan to the last man on the bench of his least gifted team, Dean Smith's players all credit him with forging in them the values of discipline, respect, camaraderie, and fortitude that laid the groundwork for their success in basketball and in life.Ninety-eight percent of his players earned college degrees, and a high percentage went on to graduate and professional schools. In A Coach's Life, for the first time, Dean Smith tells the full story of his fabled career. With warmth, humor, and unflinching candor, he gives readers the best seat in the housethe view from the benchfor all of the memorable games, players, coaches, and teams, including North Carolina's fierce rivalries, their darkest hours, and their greatest triumphs. He explains his basketball philosophy and its sources, the origins of his many innovations to the game, and his thoughts on the issues and challenges facing college basketball today. He talks about his roots in family and faith, the source of much of his strength in taking controversial stands on social issues over the years, such as desegregating the Carolina basketball team in the early 1960s.
He relates incisive leadership lessons distilled from five decades of showing young men how to win the right way, on the court and off. A Coach's Life is a book about basketball filled with wisdom about living. To read it is to understand why Dean Smith made everyone around him better, and to see that even in the most competitive of arenas, doing good and doing well can be one and the same thing. Obtained in person at the Basketball Hall of Fame a few years ago. All autographs obtained in person at Show Signings, Before Sporting Events, Golf Tournaments, and Special Dinner & Charity Events.
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