Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Publication Date: May 16, 2017
List Price: $35.00 (store prices may vary)
Format: Audio CD
Page Count: 0
Imprint: Grand Central Publishing
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Parent Company: Hachette Livre
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his 50-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history.
In 1965, 18-year old Lew Alcindor played basketball for Coach John Wooden at UCLA. It was the beginning of what was to become a 50-year long relationship. On the court, they broke basketball records. Off the court, they transcended their athletic achievements to gain even wider recognition and tremendous national respect.
Part memoir, and part inspirational, Abdul-Jabbar reveals the lessons Coach Wooden taught him through the "Pyramid of Success" and discusses how they in turn shaped his life. Through beautiful storytelling, COACH WOODEN AND ME takes you back to the basics of what a coach should be.