Kelvin Sampson: The OU Basketball Story

Kelvin Sampson: The OU Basketball Story

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Kelvin Sampson: The OU Basketball Story by Steve Richardson

Here is the exciting story of Oklahoma University basketball coach Kelvin Sampson. During his 18-year career as a head coach, Sampson has been Coach of the Year in three different leagues and has taken the Oklahoma Sooners to seven straight NCAA Tournaments. Through personal interviews with the coach and some of his former players, author Steve Richardson weaves the story of one determined coach as he leads his team to the top.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556228902
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: 09/26/2001
Pages: 269
Product dimensions: 5.48(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Athletic Director's Messagexi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introductionxv
Chapter 1The Early Years1
Chapter 2The Journey Begins16
Chapter 3Montana Tech Success Leads to Pullman28
Chapter 4Taking Over at Washington State55
Chapter 5The Soviet Union Experience72
Chapter 6Breaking Through at Washington State79
Chapter 7Becoming a Sooner98
Chapter 8Instant Success at OU111
Chapter 9Second-Year Obstacles131
Chapter 10A Year in Transition143
Chapter 11Defining Roles154
Chapter 12Peaking Late165
Chapter 13Najera's Show180
Chapter 14That Roller Coaster of a Season193
Chapter 15Looking to the Future211
Chapter 16Settling into the Top 10219
Chapter 17Reaching the Promised Land240
A Thank You from Kelvin Sampson267
Appendix269
Index271

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