They Shoot Coaches, Don't They?by Mark Heisler
UCLA basketball coach John Wooden put college basketball on the map when UCLA won its first 2 titles in 1964 & 1965. This book traces UCLAs history & the coaches that have tried to recapture the glory days & wrestled with Woodens legacy. Heisler has talked to the key players & coaches who helped establish UCLAs dynasty years ago & kept the dream alive till the 1994-95 season, when they finally won a championship after 20 years. He illustrates the lengths to which many schools will go, including UCLA, to make it big. An eye-opening, hard-hitting look at a sport thats become a multimillion-dollar business & treats students like commodities.
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'THEY SHOOT COACHES, DON'T THEY?' is a wonderful book that takes you through Bruin basketball history even the John Wooden years. This book has every UCLA basketball team and coach from beginning to end. John Wooden, Gene Bartow, Deny Crum, Larry Brown, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton, the O'Bannon brothers they're all here. I really found a lot of the stories interesting and well told. Playing on the second floor of an old gym in the early years all the way to now, one of the nicest arenas in the NCAA. Getting suspended from the NCAA tournament for paying their basketball recruits money and giving them cars. Winning 10 NCAA titles in 12 years and going 60 - 0 over 2 seasons. Theres just so much history at UCLA. I would recommend this book to any basketball fan. You'll learn a lot from it.