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Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court (Signed Book)
     

Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court (Signed Book)

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his 50-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history.

In 1965, 18-year old Lew Alcindor played basketball for Coach John Wooden at UCLA. It was the beginning of what was to become a 50-year long relationship. On the court, they broke basketball records. Off the

Overview


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his 50-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history.

In 1965, 18-year old Lew Alcindor played basketball for Coach John Wooden at UCLA. It was the beginning of what was to become a 50-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

Library Journal
02/01/2017
Sports great and New York Times best-selling author Abdul-Jabbar gets us where it counts by recalling his half-century friendship with Coach John Wooden. With a 100,000-copy first printing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781538760116
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
05/16/2017
Edition description:
Signed Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
60

Meet the Author

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, a basketball coach, and the author of six books for adults and three for children, many of them New York Times bestsellers. Abdul-Jabbar is also a columnist for TIME magazine, writing on a wide range of subjects including race, politics, age, and pop culture, and his essays and columns have also appeared in the Washington Post, in the Los Angeles Times and on Esquire.com, among other publications. In 2012, he was selected as a U.S. Cultural Ambassador. He lives in Southern California.