The strong take from the weak, but the smart take from the strong So said Pete Carrils father, a Spanish immigrant who worked for thirty nine years in a Bethlehem,Pennsylvania, steel mill His son stood only five foot six but nonetheless became an All State basketball player in high school, a Little All American in college, and a highly successful coach After twenty nine years as Princeton Universitys basketball coach, he became an assistant coach with the NBAs Sacramento Kings In 1997 he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.Coach Carril inspired his teams with his own strength of character and drive to win, and he demonstrated time and again how a smart and dedicated team could compete successfully against bigger programs and faster, stronger, athletic players His teams won thirteen conference championships, made eleven NCAA Tournament appearances, and led the nation in defense fourteen times.Throughout his reflections on a lifetime spent on the basketball court and the bench, Carril demonstrates deep respect for the contest, his empathy and engagement with the players, humility with his own achievements, a pragmatic vision of discipline and fundamentals, and an enduring joy in the game.This is an inspiring and wonderful book, even for those who never made a basket....
|Title||:||The Smart Take from the Strong: The Basketball Philosophy of Pete Carril|
|Publisher||:||Bison Books October 1, 2004|
|Number of Pages||:||205 pages|
|File Size||:||880 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Smart Take from the Strong: The Basketball Philosophy of Pete Carril Reviews
This book is broken up into small bits of wisdom and anecdotes rather than chapters, which makes it very readable. Carril has a different approach to coaching basketball because his Princeton teams offered no athletic scholarships and rarely competed for national championships. Carril explains why he values smarts over individual skills in his situation where one on one skill won't win him games. One of the best books by a coach on his coaching philosophy.
What a wonderful read for young coaches out there. Coach Carril was an innovator and his philosophies and coaching style is timeless.
Carril's little book is a gem. Although virtually absent of Xs and Os, this is a manual on coaching that translates to any sport. Carril puts great stock in kids having heart, and then putting them in a position to succeed. This is the one book that I give to my coaching friends.
Shipping took longer than I hoped but it got here. Cheap price and great condition. Would purchase again.
One of the finest Basketball Coaches ever!
Great candid observations about basketball and life!
Great read for anybody that is involved with the game of basketball.