The Last Season: A Team In Search Of Its Soul

by Michael Arkush, Phil Jackson

Penguin Books | October 4, 2005 | Trade Paperback

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For the countless basketball fans who were spellbound by the Los Angeles Lakers’ 2003–2004 high-wire act, this book is a rare and phenomenal treat. In The Last Season, Lakers coach Phil Jackson draws on his trademark honesty and insight to tell the whole story of the season that proved to be the final ride of a truly great dynasty. From the signing of future Hall-of-Famers Karl Malone and Gary Payton to the Kobe Bryant rape case/media circus, this is a riveting tale of clashing egos, public feuds, contract disputes, and team meltdowns that only a coach, and a writer, of Jackson’s candor, experience, and ability could tell. Full of tremendous human drama and offering lessons on coaching and on life, this is a book that no sports fan can possibly pass up.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.04 × 5.5 × 0.77 in

Published: October 4, 2005

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143035878

ISBN - 13: 9780143035879

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The Last Season: A Team In Search Of Its Soul

by Michael Arkush, Phil Jackson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.04 × 5.5 × 0.77 in

Published: October 4, 2005

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143035878

ISBN - 13: 9780143035879

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For the countless basketball fans who were spellbound by the Los Angeles Lakers’ 2003–2004 high-wire act, this book is a rare and phenomenal treat. In The Last Season, Lakers coach Phil Jackson draws on his trademark honesty and insight to tell the whole story of the season that proved to be the final ride of a truly great dynasty. From the signing of future Hall-of-Famers Karl Malone and Gary Payton to the Kobe Bryant rape case/media circus, this is a riveting tale of clashing egos, public feuds, contract disputes, and team meltdowns that only a coach, and a writer, of Jackson’s candor, experience, and ability could tell. Full of tremendous human drama and offering lessons on coaching and on life, this is a book that no sports fan can possibly pass up.

About the Author

Phil Jackson is one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NBA. In his fourteen seasons as a head coach, he is 832-316, the best winning record in NBA history. He also holds NBA coaching records for most playoff wins and playoff winning percentage. Prior to coaching, he played thirteen years in the NBA, primarily with the New York Knicks. He is also the author of Maverick, Sacred Hoops, and, with his friend Charley Rosen, More Than a Game.

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While the book is a hoot for basketball fans, Jackson?s experiences also offer lessons for anyone dealing with chaos. (Time)