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A Coach's Life - My 40 Years in College Basketball

Dean Smith

Legendary University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith tells the full story of his fabled career, and shares the life lessons taught and learned over forty years of unparalleled success as a coach and mentor. For almost forty years, Dean Smith coached the University of North Carolina men's basketball program with unsurpassed success- on the court and in shaping young men's lives. In his long-awaited memoir, he reflects on the great games, teams, players, strategies, and rivalries that defined his career, and explains the philosophy that guided him. There's a lot more to life than basketball- though some may beg to differ- but there's a lot more to basketball than basketball, and this is a book about basketball filled with wisdom about life. Dean Smith insisted that the fundamentals of good basketball were the fundamentals of character- passion, discipline, focus, selflessness, and responsibility- and he strove to unite his teams in pursuit of those values. To read this book is to understand why Dean Smith changed the lives of the players he coached, from Michael Jordan, who calls him his second father and who never played a single NBA game without wearing a pair of UNC basketball shorts under his uniform, to the last man on the bench of his least talented team. We all wish we had a coach like Dean Smith in our lives, and now we will have that chance.

Legendary University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith tells the full story of his fabled career, and shares the life lessons taught and learned over forty years of unparalleled success as a coach and mentor. For almost forty years, Dean Smith coached the University of North Carolina men's basketball program with unsurpassed success- on the court and in shaping young men's lives. In his long-awaited memoir, he reflects on the great games, teams, players, strategies, and rivalries that defined his career, and explains the philosophy that guided him. There's a lot more to life than basketball- though some may beg to differ- but there's a lot more to basketball than basketball, and this is a book about basketball filled with wisdom about life. Dean Smith insisted that the fundamentals of good basketball were the fundamentals of character- passion, discipline, focus, selflessness, and responsibility- and he strove to unite his teams in pursuit of those values. To read this book is to understand why Dean Smith changed the lives of the players he coached, from Michael Jordan, who calls him his second father and who never played a single NBA game without wearing a pair of UNC basketball shorts under his uniform, to the last man on the bench of his least talented team. We all wish we had a coach like Dean Smith in our lives, and now we will have that chance.
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Legendary University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith tells the full story of his fabled career, and shares the life lessons taught and learned over forty years of unparalleled success as a coach and mentor. For almost forty years, Dean Smith coached the University of North Carolina men's basketball program with unsurpassed success- on the court and in shaping young men's lives. In his long-awaited memoir, he reflects on the great games, teams, players, strategies, and rivalries that defined his career, and explains the philosophy that guided him. There's a lot more to life than basketball- though some may beg to differ- but there's a lot more to basketball than basketball, and this is a book about basketball filled with wisdom about life. Dean Smith insisted that the fundamentals of good basketball were the fundamentals of character- passion, discipline, focus, selflessness, and responsibility- and he strove to unite his teams in pursuit of those values. To read this book is to understand why Dean Smith changed the lives of the players he coached, from Michael Jordan, who calls him his second father and who never played a single NBA game without wearing a pair of UNC basketball shorts under his uniform, to the last man on the bench of his least talented team. We all wish we had a coach like Dean Smith in our lives, and now we will have that chance.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Kilgo, Sally Jenkins, Eric Conger, Dean E. Smith

Length:

4h 48m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:21