The Legends Club - Dean Smith, Jim Valvano, Mike Krzyzewski, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry-logo

The Legends Club - Dean Smith, Jim Valvano, Mike Krzyzewski, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry

John Feinstein

The riveting inside story of college basketball's fiercest rivalry among three coaching legends-University of North Carolina's Dean Smith, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, and North Carolina State's Jim Valvano-by the king of college basketball writers, #1 New York Times bestseller John Feinstein On March 18, 1980, the immensely powerful Duke basketball program announced the hiring of its new coach-the man who would resurrect the team, restore glory to Duke, and defeat the legendary Dean Smith, who coached down the road at UNC Chapel Hill and had turned UNC into a powerhouse. Duke's new man was Mike Krzyzewski. The only problem was, no one knew who Krzyzewski was, he had a so-so record in his short time as head coach of Army, and worst of all, no one could even pronounce his name. The announcement caused head scratches . . . if not immediate calls for his head . . . and on this note his career at Duke began. The table was set nine days later, when on March 27, 1980, Jim Valvano was hired by North Carolina State to be their new head coach. The hiring didn't raise as many eyebrows, but with the exuberant Valvano on board, two new coaches were now in place to challenge Dean Smith-and the most sensational competitive decade in history was about to unfold. In the skillful hands of John Feinstein, this extraordinary rivalry-and the men behind it-come to life in a unique, intimate way. The Legends Club is a sports book that captures an era in American sport and culture, documenting the inside view of a decade of absolutely incredible competition. Feinstein pulls back the curtain on the recruiting wars, the intensely personal competition that wasn't always friendly, the enormous pressure and national stakes, and the battle for the very soul of college basketball allegiance in a hot-bed area. Getting to the roots of the NCAA goliath that is followed religiously by millions of fans today, Feinstein uses his unprecedented access to all three coaches to paint a portrait only he could conjure. The Legends Club is destined to be one

The riveting inside story of college basketball's fiercest rivalry among three coaching legends-University of North Carolina's Dean Smith, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, and North Carolina State's Jim Valvano-by the king of college basketball writers, #1 New York Times bestseller John Feinstein On March 18, 1980, the immensely powerful Duke basketball program announced the hiring of its new coach-the man who would resurrect the team, restore glory to Duke, and defeat the legendary Dean Smith, who coached down the road at UNC Chapel Hill and had turned UNC into a powerhouse. Duke's new man was Mike Krzyzewski. The only problem was, no one knew who Krzyzewski was, he had a so-so record in his short time as head coach of Army, and worst of all, no one could even pronounce his name. The announcement caused head scratches . . . if not immediate calls for his head . . . and on this note his career at Duke began. The table was set nine days later, when on March 27, 1980, Jim Valvano was hired by North Carolina State to be their new head coach. The hiring didn't raise as many eyebrows, but with the exuberant Valvano on board, two new coaches were now in place to challenge Dean Smith-and the most sensational competitive decade in history was about to unfold. In the skillful hands of John Feinstein, this extraordinary rivalry-and the men behind it-come to life in a unique, intimate way. The Legends Club is a sports book that captures an era in American sport and culture, documenting the inside view of a decade of absolutely incredible competition. Feinstein pulls back the curtain on the recruiting wars, the intensely personal competition that wasn't always friendly, the enormous pressure and national stakes, and the battle for the very soul of college basketball allegiance in a hot-bed area. Getting to the roots of the NCAA goliath that is followed religiously by millions of fans today, Feinstein uses his unprecedented access to all three coaches to paint a portrait only he could conjure. The Legends Club is destined to be one
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The riveting inside story of college basketball's fiercest rivalry among three coaching legends-University of North Carolina's Dean Smith, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, and North Carolina State's Jim Valvano-by the king of college basketball writers, #1 New York Times bestseller John Feinstein On March 18, 1980, the immensely powerful Duke basketball program announced the hiring of its new coach-the man who would resurrect the team, restore glory to Duke, and defeat the legendary Dean Smith, who coached down the road at UNC Chapel Hill and had turned UNC into a powerhouse. Duke's new man was Mike Krzyzewski. The only problem was, no one knew who Krzyzewski was, he had a so-so record in his short time as head coach of Army, and worst of all, no one could even pronounce his name. The announcement caused head scratches . . . if not immediate calls for his head . . . and on this note his career at Duke began. The table was set nine days later, when on March 27, 1980, Jim Valvano was hired by North Carolina State to be their new head coach. The hiring didn't raise as many eyebrows, but with the exuberant Valvano on board, two new coaches were now in place to challenge Dean Smith-and the most sensational competitive decade in history was about to unfold. In the skillful hands of John Feinstein, this extraordinary rivalry-and the men behind it-come to life in a unique, intimate way. The Legends Club is a sports book that captures an era in American sport and culture, documenting the inside view of a decade of absolutely incredible competition. Feinstein pulls back the curtain on the recruiting wars, the intensely personal competition that wasn't always friendly, the enormous pressure and national stakes, and the battle for the very soul of college basketball allegiance in a hot-bed area. Getting to the roots of the NCAA goliath that is followed religiously by millions of fans today, Feinstein uses his unprecedented access to all three coaches to paint a portrait only he could conjure. The Legends Club is destined to be one

Language:

English

Length:

15h 19m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:41


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:51


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:21


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:08


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:05


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:29


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:56


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:08


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:39


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:23


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:28


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:25


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:51


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:03


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:49


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:38


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:30


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:07


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:54


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:40


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:53


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:59


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:04


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:19


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:24


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:09


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:14


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:50


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:32


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:05


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:18


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:36


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:02


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:19


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:25


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:38


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:45


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:43


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:15


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:09


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:26


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:39


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:06


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:23


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:19


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:58


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:38


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:15


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:11


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:13


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:36


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:28


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:16


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:59


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:49


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:51


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:12


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:32


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:26


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:42


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:59


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:18


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:19


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:38


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:48


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:55


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:31


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:14


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:53


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:41


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:19


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:09


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:48


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:39


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:31


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:46


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:58


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:27


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:53


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:35


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:27


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:21


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:57


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:27


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:33


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

07:19


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:19


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:02


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:14


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:05


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:56


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:46


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

08:20


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

08:15


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:45


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

08:39


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

08:09


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

07:46


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

00:39