Daly Wisdom: Life lessons from dream team coach and hall-of-famer Chuck Daly

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Overview

Before Chuck Daly arrived on the scene, the Detroit Pistons had struggled to find a place in the NBA. Beginning in 1983, Daly led the team to nine winning seasons, capped by back-to-back championship titles in 1989-90. In 1992, he was chosen to lead the original USA Dream Team in the Olympics. But this was just a fraction of Daly's amazing life.

Along the way, he became known for his "Chuckisms"-phrases you heard so often you could almost say them along with him. Each one ...

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Overview

Before Chuck Daly arrived on the scene, the Detroit Pistons had struggled to find a place in the NBA. Beginning in 1983, Daly led the team to nine winning seasons, capped by back-to-back championship titles in 1989-90. In 1992, he was chosen to lead the original USA Dream Team in the Olympics. But this was just a fraction of Daly's amazing life.

Along the way, he became known for his "Chuckisms"-phrases you heard so often you could almost say them along with him. Each one defined a lesson he had learned along the way. In Daly Wisdom, NBA leader Pat Williams has collected the best of the "Chuckisms," along with stories from those who knew and loved Chuck Daly. We offer them to you in this book in bite-sized lessons you can read and grow by-dairy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599321639
  • Publisher: Advantage Media Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Pat Williams is the senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic. Also one of America's top motivational, inspirational and humorous speakers, he has addressed employees from many of the Fortune 500 companies and the Million Dollar Round Table.

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Table of Contents

The Spark That Lit This Book 13

Foreword 16

Introduction: Daly Memories 18

Chapter 1 Let Leaders Lead 22

Chuckism #1 Players play, coaches coach, bus drivers drive the bus 22

Chuckism #2 I'm not a coach, I'm a salesman 25

Chuckism #3 I'm not a coach, I'm a teacher 27

Chuckism #4 The players have to allow you to coach them 29

Chuckism #5 Every day is a crisis. My job is to land the plane safely 34

Chuckism #6 The best asset a coach has is selective hearing 36

Chuckism #7 That's my job 39

Chuckism #8 This isn't my first rodeo 40

Chapter 2 Without Teamwork, You've Got Nothin' 43

Chuckism #9 They all want three things-48 minutes, 48 shots and $48 million 43

Chuckism #10 Hang around, guys. Hang around 45

Chuckism #11 You get paid to play eighty-two nights a year 47

Chuckism #12 Ours is a suffering business 49

Chuckism #13 We have too many meetings in basketball and they will kill you. You can talk too much-players get tired of your voice 50

Chuckism #14 Cherish and savor every day you're in the NBA 52

Chuckism #15 Different team; same problems 55

Chuckism #16 Shooting makes up for a multitude of pins 56

Chapter 3 Only Real People Need Apply 58

Chuckism #17 You can't fool dogs, kids-or NBA players 58

Chuckism #18 Stay out of die limelight because it's a players' league 60

Chuckism #19 You've got to make sure die guys who don't play don't poison the guys who do play 63

Chuckism #20 Coaching basketball is not about Xs and Os, but about diversity 65

Chuckism #21 Then get in earlier...beat me in 68

Chuckism #22 "Everything happens to me" 70

Chapter 4 Never Do That 72

Chuckism #23 Never trust happiness 72

Chuckism #24 No one looks badin a blue suit 74

Chuckism #25 Never get in a fight with a person who buys ink by the barrel 77

Chuckism #26 Never put a saddle on a mustang 79

Chapter 5 Always Do This 83

Chuckism #27 Practice the midnight rule 83

Chuckism #28 Take the high road 85

Chuckism #29 You'd better know where your next job is coming from 87

Chuckism #30 Let's go! Let's go! 90

Chuckism #31 You've got to go through the process. Keep moving forward 92

Chuckism #32 Trust me 93

Chuckism #33 Get past mad 95

Chapter 6 That's Life 97

Chuckism #34 I'm a product of the Great Depression 97

Chuckism #35 What do you do best? 99

Chuckism #36 Consequence of action 101

Chuckism #37 Beyond belief...beyond beyond 103

Chuckism #38 You don't really know who you are until you're at least thirty-five 104

Chuckism #39 Youth must be served-you don't stay on top forever 105

Chuckism #40 It is what it is 106

Chapter 7 Attitude is Everything 109

Chuckism #41 A pessimist is an optimist with experience 109

Chuckism #42 Whatever! 110

Chuckism #43 Rebound. Rebound. REBOUND! 112

Chuckism #44 Handle it! 114

Chuckism #45 It's easy to say "yes" six months in advancev 115

Chuckism #46 Ignore 118

Chuckism #47 Not a problem! 119

Chapter 8 Whatever You Do, Do It With Style 121

Chuckism #48 What are you doing? 121

Chuckism #49 All of you want to be in my seat- but it's hot up here! 122

Chuckism #50 Seduced by the competition 124

Chuckism #51 Chuckdaly 126

Pat's Final Thoughts - Chuckism #52: We want to be happy after the games 132

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  • Posted February 13, 2010

    Great Book--Can't Put in Down

    What a great legacy to leave to one of the great legacy coaches and human being.

    We would frequent his restaurant in West Bloomfield Michigan The Great Northwest, and Chuck was always there, meeting and greeting. He would always take the time to autograph his "Detroit Pistons Player card" or anything else with such humility. A truly wonderful person and we're so glad this book was written about him.

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