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Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior Revised Edition
Contributor(s): Jackson, Phil (Author), Delehanty, Hugh (Author)

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ISBN: 1401308813     ISBN-13: 9781401308810
Publisher: Hachette Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2006

Annotation: Phil Jackson, coach of the three-time national champion Chicago Bulls, explains his thoughtful approach to nurturing a positive group dynamic, revealing a deeply soulful outlook based on Eastern and Native American thought. He clearly details the methods he has used to teach his players how to think collectively, look beyond individual jealousies, overcome anger yet still play aggressively.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Sports & Recreation | Basketball
- Biography & Autobiography | Sports
- Self-help | Motivational & Inspirational
Dewey: B
LCCN: 2009455906
Age Level: 18-UP
Grade Level: 13-UP
Physical Information: 0.62" H x 5.56" W x 8.24" (0.48 lbs) 224 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - Native American
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 19795
Reading Level: 7.8   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 10.0
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Publisher Description:
& nbsp; "Not only is there more to life than basketball, there's a lot more to basketball than basketball."???Phil Jackson In this thought-provoking memoir, filled with stories about Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Toni Kukoc, and other members of the Bulls, one of the most successful coaches in NBA history, Phil Jackson, reveals how he directs his players to act with a clear mind???not thinking, just doing; to respect the enemy and be aggressive without anger or violence; to live in the moment and stay calmly focused in the midst of chaos, so that the ???me??? becomes the servant of the ???we.??? This inspiring book takes you inside the mind of the thinking man??'s coach as he builds on of the greatest teams of all time and deals with the inevitable cycle of change, including Jordan??'s unexpected return to basketball. Sacred Hoops is not just for sports fans, but for anyone interested in the potential of the human spirit.

Contributor Bio(s): Phil Jackson is an American original. A two-time All-American at the University of North Dakota, in 1967 he was drafted by the New York Knicks, where he played for 11 years and was a member of the 1970 and 1973 championship teams. Jackson guided the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships in his nine years as head coach from 1989-1998, and guided the LA Lakers to three titles as their head coach from 1999-2004.

Hugh Delehanty is the editor-in-chief of AARP publications, who has written about sports and psychology for Sports Illustrated, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, and other publications. He lives with his wife, Barbara, in New York City.
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