Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 240 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in
Published: October 17, 2006
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
"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.