Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inside Basketball: 101 Great Hoop Stories from Players, Coaches and Fans

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inside Basketball: 101 Great Hoop Stories from Players, Coaches and Fans

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by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Pat Williams
     
 

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1. Will come out well before March Madness.

2. Great Father’s Day gift too.

3. Pat Williams is very well known – active author and public speaker – well respected in basketball industry –high visibility.

Pat Williams has drawn on his basketball industry connections to compile great stories from on and off the court. Fans will be

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1. Will come out well before March Madness.

2. Great Father’s Day gift too.

3. Pat Williams is very well known – active author and public speaker – well respected in basketball industry –high visibility.

Pat Williams has drawn on his basketball industry connections to compile great stories from on and off the court. Fans will be inspired, surprised, and even amused, by inside stories from well-known coaches and players, fascinating looks behind the scenes, and anecdotes from the people who make it all possible – the fans. Includes first person stories from 21 basketball celebrities, plus Pat Williams:

Caron Butler – current NBA all-star for the Washington Wizards

Dolph Schayes – former NBA great; one of the top 50 players in NBA history

Jim Les – former NBA player and current college coach (Bradley University)

Matt Doherty – former UNC player and head coach; current head coach at SMU

Ron Hunter – head coach at IUPUI

Sam Smith – well-known sports writer/basketball columnist

Gregg Popovich – head coach of the San Antonio Spurs

Donn Nelson – general manager of the Dallas Mavericks

Bob Love – former NBA all-star

Ed O’Bannon – collegiate basketball player of the year in 1995 for UCLA

Ann Meyers-Drysdale – first woman to play in the NBA; current GM of the Phoenix Mercury (WNBA)

Grant Hill – current NBA all-star with the Phoenix Suns

Sheila Johnson – president of the Washington Mystics (WNBA) and former wife of Bob Johnson (BET)

Adonal Foyle – current NBA player

Charlie Villanueva – current NBA player

Chuck Daly – Basketball Hall of Fame coach; won two championships with the Detroit Pistons; coached the 1992 Dream Team

Chris Paul – current NBA all-star and USA Basketball Olympian

Greg Kite – former NBA player

Skip Caray – former well-known sports broadcaster

Pat Riley – Miami Heat president; former coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat

John Gabriel – NBA scout and former Orlando Magic general manager

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935096290
Publisher:
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date:
02/10/2009
Series:
Chicken Soup for the Soul Series
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
537,895
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.04(d)

Meet the Author

Chicken Soup for the Soul is revitalized, with up-to-date content and fresh new look on its fifteen anniversary. Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are co-founders of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Co-author Pat Williams is Sr. VP and one of the founders of the Orlando Magic, and a well known sports and motivational author and speaker.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Santa Barbara, California
Date of Birth:
August 19, 1944
Place of Birth:
Fort Worth, Texas
Education:
B.A. in History, Harvard University, 1966; M.A.T. Program, University of Chicago, 1968; M.Ed., U. of Massachusetts, 1973
Website:
http://www.jackcanfield.com

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Inside Basketball: 101 Great Hoop Stories from Players, Coaches and Fans 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a teenage boy, I love to read Chicken Soup books, and I absolutely love basketball, so once I saw this book I was excited! This book was a letdown, the stories werent the thought provoking stories that I expect from a Chicken Soup book. Previous Chicken Soups that I have bought I havent been able to put down, and they have made me laugh, cry, and just want to applaud the person in the story and yell "Heck yeah!" But with this book it is too easy to put down and the stories are all quite bland, and some of them are just absolutely booorrriinngggg. Some of them make you think so what? I wouldnt get this book unless you want to be disappointed!
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