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The Resource Coach Wooden and me : our 50-year friendship on and off the court, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Coach Wooden and me : our 50-year friendship on and off the court, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Coach Wooden and me : our 50-year friendship on and off the court
Title
Coach Wooden and me
Title remainder
our 50-year friendship on and off the court
Statement of responsibility
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When future NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was still an 18-year-old high school basketball prospect from New York City named Lew Alcindor, he accepted a scholarship from UCLA largely on the strength of Coach John Wooden's reputation as a winner. It turned out to be the right choice, as Alcindor and his teammates won an unprecedented three NCAA championship titles. But it also marked the beginning of one of the most enduring friendships in the history of sports. Now Abdul-Jabbar reveals the inspirational story of how his bond with John Wooden evolved from a history-making coach-player mentorship into a deep and genuine friendship that transcended sports, shaped the course of both men's lives, and lasted for half a century. From the first day of practice, when the players were taught the importance of putting on their athletic socks properly, to gradually absorbing the sublime wisdom of Coach Wooden's now famous "Pyramid of Success"; to learning to cope with the ugly racism that confronted black athletes during the turbulent Civil Rights era as well as losing loved ones, Abdul-Jabbar fondly recalls how Coach Wooden's fatherly guidance not only paved the way for his unmatched professional success but also made possible a lifetime of personal fulfillment
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
TOH
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1947-
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Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
Dewey number
  • 796.323092/2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV884.A1
LC item number
A33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
  • Wooden, John
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • African American basketball players
  • Basketball coaches
  • Coach-athlete relationships
Label
Coach Wooden and me : our 50-year friendship on and off the court, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455542277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn985014306
Label
Coach Wooden and me : our 50-year friendship on and off the court, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455542277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn985014306

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