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3.01290322580645 out of 53.01290322580645 out of 53.01290322580645 out of 53.01290322580645 out of 53.01290322580645 out of 5 3.01 (155 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Phil Jackson, Charley Rosen Narrator: Phil Jackson, Charley Rosen Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Though Phil Jackson won six NBA titles in eight years as coach of the Chicago Bulls, many an analyst opined that his success had less to do with his much-discussed "Zen" approach to basketball than with the presence of Michael Jordan on the Bulls roster. So in 1999, when Jackson took over a beleaguered Los Angeles Lakers team, the sports world was watching closely. As it turned out, Phil Jackson was observing himself and his new team closely, too, collaborating with his good friend Charley Rosen on a firsthand account of the 1999-2000 season and an exploration of his lifelong pursuit of the purity at the heart of the game.

Throughout the season—which culminated in the Lakers winning the NBA Championship—Phil and Charley got together frequently to tape conversations about the challenge of bringing discipline and focus to a talented Lakers team that had failed to achieve its potential. Phil wrote his own account of the Lakers' game-by-game progress and his views on the state of the NBA; Charley added his novelist's impressions of the Lakers, Los Angeles, and the league. Together they bring you the fascinating inside story of the founding of a new Lakers dynasty and the triumph of Phil Jackson's hardwood metaphysics.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kent | 4/6/2013

    " Great book for anyone that loves basketball and isn't afraid of a little in depth discussion of strategy. It doesn't go completely X's and O's, but you do get a pretty good dose of it. An enjoyable quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nick | 3/31/2013

    " The second half of the book was great it was just a matter of making it to the second half that was the problem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robert Baird | 2/9/2013

    " Jackson is a very compelling figure in basketball and Rosen's narrative does him justice. A great read for any hoops fan. Published before the Laker years...so you won't find any juicy Kobe smack. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mark Young | 9/30/2012

    " Some okay insights into PJ's coaching philosophy and some merely adequate explanation of the triangle offence. I was left wanting more of both, but I enjoyed the interplay between the two authors and their descriptions of life in basketball. Only for the serious fan, I would guess. "

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