Hard Work

Hard Work

A Life On and Off the Court

eBook - 2011
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Now in paperback, updated with an afterword and new photographs One of the most respected and successful basketball coaches in the nation, Coach Roy Williams has traveled an unlikely path. In Hard Work, he tells the story of his life, from his turbulent childhood through a coaching career with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. With his new afterword, Williams takes us past the two NCAA championship titles to the subsequent 2010 season, its shake-up losses, the unexpected departure of key players, and on to a new season of coaching some of the most dazzling young players in the country -- and a surprising ACC championship. Williams recounts his rough early years; his long tenure as head coach at the University of Kansas; how he recruits, teaches, and motivates his players; how he's shepherded teams through some of the most nail-biting games at both Kansas and UNC; and how he suffered through one of the roughest seasons of his tenure and came out on the other side to be awarded 2011 ACC Coach of the Year.
"Hard Work is a successful coach's memoir not because it provides a blueprint for success but because it reveals the humiliations and insecurities that have stoked Williams' competitive fire." -- Will Blythe, The Raleigh News and Observer
Publisher: [New York] : Algonquin Books, 2011
ISBN: 9781616201289
Characteristics: 1 online resource (336 pages)
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Additional Contributors: Williams, Roy 1950-
Call Number: eBook


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