Sweet Redemption: How Gary Williams and Maryland Beat Death and Despair to Win the NCAA Basketball Championship

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Here is the untold story of how a secret "kitchen cabinet" of four men supported Gary Williams, enabling him to overcome personal adversity and build a big-time college basketball program that reached the pinnacle of success in 2002 by winning the NCAA Championship. Williams played for Maryland in the 1960s, but upon returning to the school in 1989 he found the program in shambles due to the tragic drug overdose of superstar Len Bias just days after signing with the Boston Celtics, as well as stiff NCAA penalties...
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Overview

Here is the untold story of how a secret "kitchen cabinet" of four men supported Gary Williams, enabling him to overcome personal adversity and build a big-time college basketball program that reached the pinnacle of success in 2002 by winning the NCAA Championship. Williams played for Maryland in the 1960s, but upon returning to the school in 1989 he found the program in shambles due to the tragic drug overdose of superstar Len Bias just days after signing with the Boston Celtics, as well as stiff NCAA penalties for recruiting violations that made attracting high school standouts nearly impossible for the coach. Williams tells the story in Sweet Redemption of how he worked tirelessly to pull the Terrapins from the cellar, both emotionally and on the court. Eventually the coach lifted the team, led by star guard Juan Dixon, to new heights. The book, co-written by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David A. Vise, addresses several questions: What gave Williams and the Terps the backbone, stamina, and drive to overcome enormous obstacles? What were the ingredients that Williams blended to produce not only a winning team, but also a successful, respected program? And how did Williams shake off lingering demons and triumph over the odds? All of these questions and more are answered in the coach's inside story, Sweet Redemption: How Gary Williams and Maryland Beat Death and Despair to Win the NCAA Basketball Championship. AUTHOR BIO: Gary Williams has been the head coach of the University of Maryland men's basketball team for 13 years. He was the starting point guard for the Terps for three years before graduating with a business degree in 1968. He began coaching a year later as an assistant for the Maryland freshman squad. Williams coached at the high school level as well as for various college teams before accepting the Maryland head coaching position in 1989. David A. Vise has been an award-winning reporter at The Washington Post for 18 years, where he won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize. He has been an avid college basketball fan even longer. Recently he wrote The New York Times bestseller, The Bureau and the Mole: The Unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the Most Dangerous Spy in FBI History. He is a consultant on the motion picture version of that book, currently in development after being optioned by Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney's Touchstone Pictures. Vise graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982 and has an MBA from The Wharton School. He also received the 1992 Distinguished Alumnus award from University School of Nashville, where he played point guard. He has been rooting for the Maryland Terrapins for years.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781582615943
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 10/15/2002
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Gary A. Williams

David A. Vise is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the "Washington Post" and the author of three books, including the "New York Times" bestseller "The Bureau and the Mole," Mark Malseed, who has contributed to the "Washington Post" and the "Boston Herald," has won high praise for his research efforts on Bob Woodward's recent books, "Plan of Attack" and "Bush at War."

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