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Title Players first : coaching from the inside out / John Calipari and Michael Sokolove.
Author Calipari, John, 1958-
Publication New York : The Penguin Press, 2015.
Edition [Updated with] new chapter on the 2014 Final Four.
Description 304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Call # 796.323092 C
Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction: The names on the backs of the jerseys -- Making lists, keeping score (lessons from Moon Township, Pennsylvania) -- Just two words -- The Kentucky effect -- Knocking on the door -- Champions at last -- Decision time -- The trouble with one and done -- Humbled -- Recruiting at a nontraditional program -- I don't do this alone (and I didn't get here by myself) -- At war? Common sense versus the NCAA -- Fail fast -- The long road to the final four-and the road ahead.
Summary "In Players First, John Calipari relates for the first time anywhere his experiences over his first four years coaching the Kentucky Wildcats, college basketball's most fabled program, from the doldrums to a national championship, drawing lessons about leadership, character, and the path to personal and collective victory. At its core, Calipari's coaching philosophy centers on keeping his focus on the players--what they need to get the best out of themselves and one another. He is beloved by his players for being utterly honest with them and making promises that he always keeps, no matter what. He knows that in this age, they come to Kentucky to prepare for the NBA; every year he gets players who in a previous era would have gone directly into the pros from high school but now have to play college basketball for one year. Calipari has fought against this system, but he has to play within it, and so he does, better than anyone"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Calipari, John, 1958-
Basketball coaches -- United States -- Biography.
Basketball coaches -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Basketball -- Coaching.
Calipari, John, 1958- (OCoLC)fst00366606
Basketball coaches. (OCoLC)fst00828253
Basketball -- Coaching. (OCoLC)fst00828207
Success. (OCoLC)fst01137041
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Addl. Author Sokolove, Michael Y.
Alt Title Players 1st
ISBN 014312708X

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