Redemption

Title : Redemption
Author : Adam Lucas
Publisher : UNC Press Books
ISBN 13 : 9781469632124
Date : 2017-10-15

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This is the story of a national championship that was a year in the making. Redemption: Carolina Basketball’s Journey from Heartbreak to History is a behind-the-scenes look at the Tar Heels’ ride to the 2017 national title. Featuring some never before published, exclusive photographs that will take readers from the practice court to the team bus to the locker room, this book is the most complete chronicle of a UNC national championship ever made available. In addition to the full-color images, the book also includes interviews with the players and coaches that can only be found here, a foreword from head coach Roy Williams, and all-new stories from Adam Lucas, Steve Kirschner, and Matt Bowers, who accompanied the team every step of the way. Much more than a story of Carolina’s 33 victories, Redemption describes the complete journey of one of Carolina’s most unique championships, from heartbreak in Houston to the storybook finish in Phoenix. Here readers can get the team’s perspective on what propelled them to a title and find out what moments the players and coaches considered most important, both on and off the court. The result is a must-have book for Tar Heel fans everywhere.

Game Changers

Title : Game Changers
Author : Art Chansky
Publisher : UNC Press Books
ISBN 13 : 9781469630397
Date : 2016-09-12

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Among many legendary episodes from the life and career of men's basketball coach Dean Smith, few loom as large as his recruitment of Charlie Scott, the first African American scholarship athlete at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Drawn together by college basketball in a time of momentous change, Smith and Scott helped transform a university, a community, and the racial landscape of sports in the South. But there is much more to this story than is commonly told. In Game Changers, Art Chansky reveals an intense saga of race, college sport, and small-town politics. At the center were two young men, Scott and Smith, both destined for greatness but struggling through challenges on and off the court, among them the storms of civil rights protest and the painfully slow integration of a Chapel Hill far less progressive than its reputation today might suggest. Drawing on extensive personal interviews and a variety of other sources, Chansky takes readers beyond the basketball court to highlight the community that supported Smith and Scott during these demanding years, from assistant basketball coach John Lotz to influential pastor the Reverend Robert Seymour to pioneering African American mayor Howard Lee. Dispelling many myths that surround this period, Chansky nevertheless offers an ultimately triumphant portrait of a student-athlete and coach who ensured the University of North Carolina would never be the same.

100 Things North Carolina Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Title : 100 Things North Carolina Fans Should Know Do Before They Die
Author : Art Chansky
Publisher : Triumph Books
ISBN 13 : 9781633193512
Date : 2015-11-01

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Perfect for UNC fans who think they already know everything 100 Things North Carolina Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of the Tar Heels. Whether you're a die-hard booster from the days of Dean Smith or a new supporter of Roy Williams, these are the 100 things all fans needs to know and do in their lifetime. It contains every essential piece of Tar Heels knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.

A Coach s Life

Title : A Coach s Life
Author : Dean Smith
Publisher : Random House
ISBN 13 : 0375504591
Date : 2000-02-29

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Legendary University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith tells the full story of his fabled career, and shares the life lessons taught and learned over forty years of unparalleled success as a coach and mentor. For almost forty years, Dean Smith coached the University of North Carolina men's basketball program with unsurpassed success- on the court and in shaping young men's lives. In his long-awaited memoir, he reflects on the great games, teams, players, strategies, and rivalries that defined his career, and explains the philosophy that guided him. There's a lot more to life than basketball- though some may beg to differ- but there's a lot more to basketball than basketball, and this is a book about basketball filled with wisdom about life. Dean Smith insisted that the fundamentals of good basketball were the fundamentals of character- passion, discipline, focus, selflessness, and responsibility- and he strove to unite his teams in pursuit of those values. To read this book is to understand why Dean Smith changed the lives of the players he coached, from Michael Jordan, who calls him his second father and who never played a single NBA game without wearing a pair of UNC basketball shorts under his uniform, to the last man on the bench of his least talented team. We all wish we had a coach like Dean Smith in our lives, and now we will have that chance.

It s How You Play the Game

Title : It s How You Play the Game
Author : David Chadwick
Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 13 : 9780736966900
Date : 2015-06-01

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Dean Smith won 879 games during his legendary career as the basketball coach at University of North Carolina--making him among the winningest coaches ever. He also won the respect and admiration of those who worked with and played for him. What made him so effective both on and off the court? What set him apart as a leader? Author David Chadwick, who played on championship teams for Smith, provides an inside look at how Smith led and influenced others so that they knew success not only on the basketball court, but everywhere else. In It's How You Play the Game, he presents 12 principles that marked Smith's approach to leadership, business, and life, including... the team comes before the individual; success requires a flexible vision; positive words have power; commitment to character is essential; and you can make failure your friend. Whatever your calling as a leader--whether in business, athletics, ministry, or elsewhere--this book will help you to play the game well and draw out the best from the people you lead.

Hard Work

Title : Hard Work
Author : Roy Williams
Publisher : Algonquin Books
ISBN 13 : 9781616201074
Date : 2011-10

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One of the most respected basketball coaches in the country relates the story of his life, from his turbulent childhood to the North Carolina Tar Heels' national championship in 2009, and discusses the coaching philosophy that has made him successful.

The Carolina Way

Title : The Carolina Way
Author : Dean Smith
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 159420005X
Date : 2004-01

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The most successful coach in college basketball history shares his complete coaching philosophy and demonstrates how to apply it to the leadership and team-building challenges in one's professional and personal life, emphasizing the three key principles of Play Hard, Play Smart, and Play Together.

Sports Illustrated Hockey s Greatest

Title : Sports Illustrated Hockey s Greatest
Author : The Editors of Sports Illustrated
Publisher : Sports Illustrated
ISBN 13 : 1618931369
Date : 2015-10-06

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There is no greater authority on all things sports than Sports Illustrated magazine. Now, they turn their expert eye to the action on the ice in the fourth book in the bestselling "Greatest" Series with Hockey's Greatest, which takes you onto the ice and into history like no other book about hockey ever has. Who is the greatest goalie of all-time, Patrick Roy or Dominik Hasek? Where does Martin Brodeur land in the rankings? Would fans select Sidney Crosby or Mario Lemieux as the better center? Sports Illustrated has polled its hockey experts to determine the top 10 in more than 15 categories, including best rivalry, best single-season team, and best game in history. SI's stunning photography and classic stories from the Sports Illustrated archives accompany every ranking, making this the most authoritative survey of the sport of hockey available, and the perfect gift for anyone who revels in the fast-paced, oftentimes bloody action on the ice.

Carolina Basketball

Title : Carolina Basketball
Author : Adam Lucas
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN 13 : 0807899682
Date : 2010-10-15

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Boasting six national championships and scores of Hall of Fame coaches and players, Carolina Basketball has come a long way from the first season--when the campus newspaper published a notice asking an unknown culprit to return the team's basketball. These pages are packed with little-known stories from the program's earliest days and new insights into its best-loved moments. All the greats are here, from Jack Cobb and the "Blind Bomber" George Glamack to Lennie Rosenbluth, Phil Ford, James Worthy, Michael Jordan, Antawn Jamison, and Tyler Hansbrough. Lucas reveals the meaning of the "Carolina family" and the origins and evolution of Tar Heel traditions that have made North Carolina one of the premier teams in men's college basketball. These stories are brought to life with more than 175 color and black-and-white photos; a foreword by Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith and an afterword by fellow Hall of Famer Roy Williams; and an appendix of records and statistics. Some 25 sidebars feature first-person recollections from prominent players, including Rosenbluth, Ford, and Jordan; opposing coaches like Lefty Driesell; and famous alumni like Peter Gammons and Alexander Julian. This is the must-have book for Tar Heel fans and college basketball lovers everywhere.

Science of Hitting

Title : Science of Hitting
Author : Ted Williams
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN 13 : 9780671621032
Date : 1986-04-29

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Features the legendary hitter's guidance in all the basics and finer points of hitting and includes his analysis of the great hitters of the seventies and the eighties, including Rose, Brett, Carew, and Murray