The Last Season

The Last Season

A Team in Search of Its Soul

Book - 2005
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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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2005, c2004
ISBN: 9780143035879
Characteristics: 289 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Arkush, Michael
Call Number: 796.32364 JAC


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Jan 18, 2018

Good read about hoops from one of the best coaches. Love the parts regarding Kobe Bryant.

Sep 26, 2013

Ignore Darryl's comment. This book is great. It puts you in the shoes of the best coach in NBA history. The book is basically a journal that Phil wrote from the beginning of the season to the end.

Jan 14, 2011

Interesting to go inside the day-to-day routines of a professional sports team. The book relies too much on basketball terms and ideas to the point that it's frustrating to read, even for a passive NBA fan like myself. Moreover, the book is frustrating because it illustrates how terrible many sports stars are, even though they should be delirious with joy for the lifestyle they lead. Overall, a decent and quick read.


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