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Author: Larry Bird Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2015 ISBN: 9781490645346
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Larry Bird captured the imagination and admiration of basketball fans throughout his thirteen-year career with the Boston Celtics with his trademark style of creative, intelligent, exciting, and hard-nosed play. And then, last year in his rookie season as head coach of the Indiana Pacers, he infused the team with these same qualities—and the results were remarkable. He turned around a slumping franchise and led the Pacers to the conference finals. To finish off a great season, Bird was named the NBA’s “Coach of the Year”—quite an accolade for Bird, who had never coached before and surprised many fans with his unusual and unorthodox coaching methods.

This book is a look into one of the greatest minds to have ever stepped on a hardwood court. Larry Bird shares his inner thoughts on basketball that to date only his Celtic teammates and Pacers players have been privy. From dissecting offensive and defensive strategies to assessing the talent of NBA players; from sharing the genesis of his coaching philosophies to how he deals with today’s overpriced and temperamental players, it’s all there. This book is Larry Bird’s basketball playbook, and it’s the one book every basketball fan will want to read.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Larry Bird] is certainly a rare bird. He’s not afraid to ruffle feathers. And he’s not afraid to tell his truth.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “An endearingly honest self-portrait of a humble man who has made the most of his opportunities.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Of all the superlatives continually heaped upon Larry…none is more significant or revelatory than the declaration that Bird was the best because he elevated the game of his teammates.”

    Library Journal

  • “Bird is an uncomplicated man who has attained a great deal through hard work, dedication, and loyalty. And when Bird talks basketball, people listen.”

    Booklist

  • “Courtside seats to one of the game’s greatest, most driven and pained figures.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Narrator

Tom Stechschulte has narrated well over a hundred audiobooks and has won many AudioFile Earphones Awards. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2009 and has been a finalist for the Audie in 2005 and 2011. As an actor, he has been seen in eleven Broadway shows as well as numerous television and film shows, including the remake of The Manchurian Candidate. He was featured on one of the most famous episodes of The Incredible Hulk ever, September 1979’s “Blind Rage.”