- Gebundene Ausgabe: 352 Seiten
- Verlag: Blue Rider Press (26. Dezember 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0399158707
- ISBN-13: 978-0399158704
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: Ab 18 Jahren
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 16,5 x 3,2 x 23,5 cm
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Phil Jackson: Lord of the Rings (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 26. Dezember 2013
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“Richmond employs a folksy style that is both a homage to Jackson’s non-conformist persona and a playful jab at his Zen master reputation. Thankfully for readers, Richmond favors personal evolution over hagiography, which is the difference maker in this in-depth and entertaining work.”—Publisher’s Weekly
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Peter Richmond is the author of five other books, including The Glory Game (with Frank Gifford), which was a New York Times bestseller. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and GQ. He lives with his wife in Dutchess County, New York.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Great price. Richmond is a great writer
and Phil a monster coach.
Author Peter Richmond wanted to answer two questions with this book: How did Jackson become the best coach ever and why?
Most sports fans know Jackson isn't your typical coach. He's familiar with LaoTzu, The Grateful Dead, Nikos Kazantzakis, William James, Joseph Campbell, Rickie Lee Jones and Suzuki.
He's spiritual, intellectual, charismatic and a leader. After graduating from college, and before being drafted in the second round of the NBA draft by the New York Knicks, Jackson planned to go to graduate school and become a minister.
Jackson, who columnist Dave Anderson called "the most valuable NBA player who was never really a starter," played more than 800 games with the Knicks. Teammate Jerry Lucas said Jackson was "an intelligent person on a very intelligent team."
Jackson's success coaching the Albany Patroons to a Continental Basketball League title revealed much of his philosophy and leadership.
Richmond writes that Jackson "molded a team out of fringe players and rouges in a league where everyone is trying to score 30 points to impress scouts after an 8-hour bus ride." Richmond says that was harder than winning with NBA players accustomed to flying in chartered 757s.
Jackson said the challenge of coaching in the NBA was "to motivate a disparate group of highly talented people to sacrifice their talents in order to successfully pursue a common goal."
Richmond does a good job of detailing Jackson's relationship with superstars Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. He covers the Jackson-Jerry Krauss feud, as well as the Bryant-Shaq O'Neill feud.
Richmond shows the impact of Jackson's philosophy on the game and his players.
There's not a lot of game detail in Lord of the Rings, and that's a good thing. Readers can get much more of that in other books, if they desire.
Richmond reveals more about Jackson than Jackson typically does about himself. Even though much is known about Jackson because of his extraordinary success and media exposure, I still found this book insightful. It's a good book, whether you're a die-hard NBA fan or just a casual fan.
The other thing that absolutely blew my mind was when I was reading there is a page when Richmond calls the Chicago Bulls the Bullets. I re-read it three or four time to make sure he in fact did mean Chicago Bulls. In my mind that alone takes away from the credibility of this book. How do I continue to read something that can not get the name of the team that the subject of the book is on right. How do I not think that he misquoted people, misspelled names, cities and just generally threw together a book to for the sake of writing a book. While I read to page 185, I will not continue to read any farther because I do not believe in this book.
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