Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons Of A Hardwood Warrior

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Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons Of A Hardwood Warrior

by Hugh Delehanty, Phil Jackson

Hachette Books | October 17, 2006 | Trade Paperback

Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons Of A Hardwood Warrior is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
With a new introduction, Phil Jackson''s modern classic of motivation, teamwork, and Zen insight is updated for a whole new readership
"Not only is there more to life than basketball, there''s a lot more to basketball than basketball." --Phil Jackson

Eleven years ago, when Phil Jackson first wrote these words in Sacred Hoops, he was the triumphant head coach of the Chicago Bulls, known for his Zen approach to the game. He hadnt yet moved to the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he would bring his total to an astounding nine NBA titles. In his thought-provoking memoir, he revealed 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; to put the "me" in service of the "we"--all lessons applicable to any person''s life, not just a professional basketball player''s. This inspiring book went on to sell more than 400,000 copies.

In his new introduction, Jackson explains how the concepts in Sacred Hoops are relevant to the issues facing his current team--and today''s reader.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.62 in

Published: October 17, 2006

Publisher: Hachette Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1401308813

ISBN - 13: 9781401308810

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phil Jackson - The man a dynasty would fall for This book isn't just for the sports fan who pines for the days gone by when Michael Jordan and crew tore up the league season after season. It is for a player who wants to learn the mental approaches the Chicago Bulls utilized in dominating the game. A supervisor or coach who cannot get his team to focus on certain goals. Many will find this lite read a wonderful book that details Phil Jackson's life and behind the scenes of a major league sports program, including the 72-10 season of 1996. It is easy to see why the greatest player in basketball history was not prepared to play anymore without a coach as wonderful as Phil Jackson.
Date published: 2001-02-26

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Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons Of A Hardwood Warrior

by Hugh Delehanty, Phil Jackson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.62 in

Published: October 17, 2006

Publisher: Hachette Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1401308813

ISBN - 13: 9781401308810

About the Book

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.

From the Publisher

With a new introduction, Phil Jackson''s modern classic of motivation, teamwork, and Zen insight is updated for a whole new readership
"Not only is there more to life than basketball, there''s a lot more to basketball than basketball." --Phil Jackson

Eleven years ago, when Phil Jackson first wrote these words in Sacred Hoops, he was the triumphant head coach of the Chicago Bulls, known for his Zen approach to the game. He hadnt yet moved to the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he would bring his total to an astounding nine NBA titles. In his thought-provoking memoir, he revealed 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; to put the "me" in service of the "we"--all lessons applicable to any person''s life, not just a professional basketball player''s. This inspiring book went on to sell more than 400,000 copies.

In his new introduction, Jackson explains how the concepts in Sacred Hoops are relevant to the issues facing his current team--and today''s reader.

About the Author

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.

Appropriate for ages: 13

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