Miller Time: The Story of John Miller, a Small-Town Basketball Coach Who Inspired Dynasties

Miller Time: The Story of John Miller, a Small-Town Basketball Coach Who Inspired Dynasties

by David A. Burhenn, John Calipari

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Overview

Arizona. Kentucky. Indiana. It’s astounding to think that three elite college basketball programs can trace their success back to one small-town high school coach, Blackhawk High’s legendary John Miller.

Coach John Miller was just following his heart’s passion and channeling his unbreakable spirit when in the early 1970s he began to use basketball as a platform for developing young players and future leaders. Little could he have known that his two sons, Sean and Archie Miller, and their cousin, John Calipari, would grow up to lead historic basketball programs to national prominence. And over his career, he also inspired countless other young players, who would grow up to become doctors, lawyers, and prominent CEOs. At his retirement in 2005, Coach Miller’s record stood at 657–280 over his thirty-five-year career, making him one of the winningest coaches in high school basketball history.

Today, Coach Miller’s legacy extends from the tiny hamlet of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, to some of the most famous sporting venues in America. He is a legend in the sport, praised by greats such as Kobe Bryant, Thad Matta, Bucky Waters, and Jamie Dixon.

Filled with original photos and behind-the-scenes stories, Miller Time is for every hardwood aficionado.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683581901
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
File size: 52 MB
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About the Author

David A. Burhenn was born and raised in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Fascinated with the overwhelming success of the Miller family in basketball and other pursuits, and especially after witnessing the positive effect that Coach John Miller had on his son and others, he decided to try to uncover the secret to the coach's success. Thus, his writing career began. Burhenn lives with his family in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.
John Calipari is the head coach of men's basketball at the University of Kentucky. He led the Kentucky Wildcats to the 2012 national championship and has been to a total of six Final Fours in his career, including four in a five-year period. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky.
David A. Burhenn was born and raised in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Fascinated with the overwhelming success of the Miller family in basketball and other pursuits, and especially after witnessing the positive effect that Coach John Miller had on his son and others, he decided to try to uncover the secret to the coach's success. Thus, his writing career began. Burhenn lives with his family in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Foreword Coach John Calipari xv

Introduction xix

Pregame Scouting Report: John Miller and Family xxv

Chapter 1 Polio: Starting at the Baseline 1

Chapter 2 Miracle on Ice 7

Chapter 3 A "Short" Stop in Baseball 13

Chapter 4 The Rucker Park of Glenwillard or the Dirt Court Gang 19

Chapter 5 Thinking Forward: The Court or the Diamond? 29

Chapter 6 Home Court Advantage 43

Chapter 7 Learning to Dream on the Way 51

Chapter 8 A Panther Trainer 59

Chapter 9 That Next Step 79

Chapter 10 The Proving Ground Respect 89

Chapter 11 Respect 105

Chapter 12 Training Players: The Miller Way 117

Chapter 13 Camps, Clinics, and Contacts 127

Chapter 14 Chances, of a Lifetime 153

Part 1 The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

Part 2 An Audience with the king

Part 3 Thunder in the East

Chapter 15 Blackhawk Finally Catches Fire 173

Tipoff First Quarter: Sean Miller the Boy Wonder Grows Up (1985-1988)

Chapter 16 The Streak 195

Second Quarter: The Kid with That Hair (1989-1992)

Halftime: "Jotting Down" Some Memories

Third Quarter: Air Archie (1993-1997)

Fourth Quarter: Fuss-Cheatham Finale (1997-2001)

Chapter 17 All in the Family 231

Chapter 18 Drill for Skill Academy: Reaching the New Goal 249

Post-Game

Chapter 19 For the "Hoop Guys": John Miller's Coaching Philosophy 255

Works Cited 267

About the Author 269

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a phenomenal book about coaching, teaching, and molding great youngsters and basketball players. It teaches a multitude of values and lessons—among them, hard work, practice, desire, and perseverance. Loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story and amazing how many well-known players, coaches and families this reaches. Excellent insight about the various levels of basketball and the dedication to success. Nice read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even if I wasn't a basketball fan, I would be a huge fan of this book. What...a....story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best reads of my life. I blew through it in less than 4 days and learned so many life lessons. All from a basketball book! Inspiring!