Life Is Not an Accident: A Memoir of Reinvention

Then he ran his high-performance motorcycle head-on into a light pole, severely damaging himself and ending his career. In this intense, hard-hitting, and deeply profound memoir, Williams talks about the accident that transformed him. He also speaks out about corruption—among coaches, and sex in every city, and alumni—and about his time in the NBA, players, introducing us to a dark underworld culture in the pros: the gambling, administrators, drugs, with players on every team.

Harper Paperbacks. Sometimes, the memories are so fresh, he feels like he’ll never escape the past. Only to gain new wisdom. Williams also shares behind the scenes details of life as an All-American. He tells it straight about the scandalous recruiting process and his decision to return to Duke and Coach K—a man who taught him about accountability—to finish his education.

New york times bestsellerthis big-hearted memoir by the most promising professional basketball player of his generation details his rise to NBA stardom, the terrible accident that ended his career and plunged him into a life-altering depression, and how he ultimately found his way out of the darkness.

Ten years ago, jay Williams was at the beginning of a brilliant professional basketball career. Most days, thought he was invincible, he finds a quiet peace as a commentator on ESPN and as an entrepreneur who can only look back in astonishment at his younger self—a kid who had it all, and lost everything .


Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court

Toughness. Espn basketball analyst and former duke player Jay Bilas looks at the true meaning of toughness in this New York Times bestselling book that features stories from basketball legends. If anyone knows tough, it’s Jay Bilas. Now, in toughness, he examines this misunderstood—yet vital—attribute and how it contributes to winning in sports and in life.

. Featuring never-before-heard stories and personal philosophies on toughness from top players and coaches, Bob Knight, Curtis Strange, Bill Self, Tom Izzo, including Coach K, Jon Gruden, Mia Hamm, Grant Hill, Roy Williams, and many others—Bilas redefines what it takes to succeed. He has since become one of basketball’s most recognizable faces through his insightful analysis on ESPN’s SportsCenter and College GameDay.

Through his ups and downs on and off the court, Bilas learned the true meaning of toughness from coaches, teammates, and colleagues. A four-year starter at Duke, he learned a strong work ethic under Coach Mike Krzyzewski. After playing professionally overseas, he returned to Duke, where he served as Krzyzewski’s assistant coach for three seasons, helping to guide the Blue Devils to two national championships.


Every Day I Fight: Making a Difference, Kicking Cancer's Ass

Countless surgeries, enervating chemotherapies, endless shuttling from home to hospital to office and back—Stuart continued defying fate, pushing himself through exercises and workout routines that kept him strong. Shortly before he passed away, 2015, on January 4, Stuart Scott completed work on this memoir.

Blue Rider Pr. When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live. Stuart scott the fearless, and inspiring story behind ESPN anchor Stuart Scott’s unrelenting fight against cancer, intimate, with a foreword by Robin Roberts.

Toughness. It was both a labor of love and a love letter to life itself. Struck by appendiceal cancer in 2007, Stuart battled this rare disease with an unimaginable tenacity and vigor. He wanted to be there for his teenage daughters, Sydni and Taelor, not simply as their dad, but as an immutable example of determination and courage.

Every day i fight is a saga of love, an inspiration to us all. Not only did stuart relate his personal story—his childhood in North Carolina, his athletic escapades, his on-the-job training as a fledgling sportscaster, his supportive family, his being hired and eventual triumphs at ESPN—he shared his intimate struggles to keep his story going.


Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Streets to the NBA

He was big east co-player of the year at uconn, the 10th overall pick of the 2002 NBA Draft and a key player for the Dallas Mavericks in their championship-winning season in 2011. But before butler had a chance to prove himself on the court, he spent his time trying to prove himself on the streets, as a gang member and drug dealer in his hometown of Racine, Wisconsin.

Toughness. Tuff juice shares caron butler’s extraordinary journey from his delinquent youth in the streets of Racine to his role as an accomplished pro basketball player, dedicated husband and father, active philanthropist and burgeoning businessman. Two-time all-star and thirteen-year NBA veteran Caron Butler has an impressive basketball record.

He saw friends gunned down in the bloody street wars near his home, was arrested nearly 15 times and wound up behind bars and in solitary confinement before his 15th birthday. Blue Rider Pr. Along the way, the book explores the incredible impact his single mother’s unconditional love and his college coach’s unwavering support had on him, and what drives him to be so successful in basketball and in life.

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A Spectacular Leap: Black Women Athletes in Twentieth-Century America

Yet it would be another twenty years before they would experience something akin to the national fame and recognition that African American men had known since the 1930s, the days of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens. Through the stories of six athletes--coachman, Ora Washington, Wilma Rudloph, Althea Gibson, Wyomia Tyus, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee--Jennifer H.

. However, they also discovered that success meant challenging perceptions that many Americans--both black and white--held of them. When high jumper alice coachman won the high jump title at the 1941 national championships with "a spectacular leap, " African American women had been participating in competitive sport for close to twenty-five years.

Lansbury deftly follows the emergence of black women athletes from the African American community; their confrontations with contemporary attitudes of race, class, and gender; and their encounters with the civil rights movement. From the 1920s, through the heady days of the late twentieth century when they ruled the world of women's track and field, when black women athletes were confined to competing within the black community, African American women found sport opened the door to a better life.

Blue Rider Pr. Toughness. Lyons Press. Uncovering the various strategies the athletes use to beat back stereotypes, Lansbury explores the fullness of African American women's relationship with sport in the twentieth century.

What's My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States

Blue Rider Pr. Used book in Good Condition. Lyons Press. Zirin’s writing has also appeared in the source, counterpunch, war Times, Alternet, Black Sports Network, Common Dreams, International Socialist Review, College Sporting News, San Francisco Bay View and Z Magazine. Daily worker sports editor, 1936–1958“Zirin has an amazing talent for covering the sports and politics beat.

Toughness. Ranging like a great shortstop, he scoops up everything! He profiles the courageous and inspiring athletes who are standing up for peace and civil liberties in this repressive age. Zirin is America’s best sportswriter. Lee ballinger, most audacious voices i can remember on the sportswriting scene, Rock and Rap Confidential“Zirin is one of the brightest, and my memory goes back to the 1920s.

Lester Rodney, N. Y. He is a senior writer at basketball. Com. A must read!”—matthew rothschild, The Progressive“This is cutting-edge analysis delivered with wit and compassion. Mike marqusee, author, redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the SixtiesHere Edgeofsports. Com sportswriter dave zirin shows how sports express the worst, as well as the most creative and exciting, features of American society.

Globetrotting: African American Athletes and Cold War Politics Sport and Society

Lyons Press. However, eventually african american athletes began to provide counter-narratives to State Department claims of American exceptionalism, most notably with Tommie Smith and John Carlos's famous black power salute at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Blue Rider Pr. Race relations during the cold war by sending African American athletes abroad on goodwill tours and in international competitions as cultural ambassadors and visible symbols of American values.

Government as proof of hypocrisy in the American promises of freedom and equality. Throughout the cold war, the Soviet Union deplored the treatment of African Americans by the U. S. Thomas follows the state department's efforts from 1945 to 1968 to showcase prosperous African American athletes including Jackie Robinson, Jesse Owens, and the Harlem Globetrotters as the preeminent citizens of the African Diaspora rather than as victims of racial oppression.

Toughness. Used book in Good Condition. This probing history examines government attempts to manipulate international perceptions of U. S. Damion L.

Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords for Success

Lyons Press. Blue Rider Pr. Toughness. Used book in Good Condition. The duke team is always ranked at the top of the college game, year in and year out, but individuals who have become true leaders in American society, Elton Brand, and on and on -- these are not just great basketball players, Bobby Hurley, but what's truly remarkable about Coach K are his players and the legacy they leave behind: Grant Hill, Shane Battier, all thanks in large part to Coach K's leadership.

So how does coach k do it? in this new book, he reveals his tips, advice, and time-tested guidance on how he coaches and educates his players about life beyond the basketball court. The duke university men's basketball team has served as the gold standard in college athletics for well over two decades - and that's all because of the extraordinary impact of Mike Krzyzewski, the highly-respected coach of the Duke squad.

Coach k's reputation as a teacher of young men has transcended his extraordinary success as a coach.

Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective

Toughness. Three rivers Press CA. Used book in Good Condition. Pat summitt, the all-time winningest coach in ncaa basketball history and bestselling author of Reach for the Summitt and Raise The Roof, tells for the first time her remarkable story of victory and resilience as well as facing down her greatest challenge: early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Pat summitt was only 21 when she became head coach of the Tennessee Vols women's basketball team. Lyons Press. Blue Rider Pr. Pat continued to be a fighter, facing this new challenge the way she's faced every other--with hard work, perseverance, and a sense of humor. She was a role model for the many women she coached; 74 of her players have become coaches.

Pat's life took a shocking turn in 2011, when she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, an irreversible brain condition that affects 5 million Americans. She learned to be tough from her strict, demanding father. Motherhood taught her to balance that rigidity with communication and kindness.

Despite her devastating diagnosis, she led the Vols to win their sixteenth SEC championship in March 2012. She coached an undefeated season, was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, co-captained the first women's Olympic team, and was named Sports Illustrated 'Sportswoman of the Year'. She owed her coaching success to her personal struggles and triumphs.

Bleachers: A Novel

Toughness. Dell. Blue Rider Pr. Three rivers Press CA. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty. Now, they replay the old games, relive the old glories, as coach Rake’s “boys” sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, and try to decide once and for all whether they love Eddie Rake—or hate him.

Used book in Good Condition. Lyons Press. For neely crenshaw, a man who must finally forgive his coach—and himself—before he can get on with life, the stakes are especially high. 1 new york times bestsellerhigh school all-american Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans.


Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life

Blue Rider Pr. From the importance of trust, to the commitment a leader must make to his team, and pride, communication, this inspiring book is a must-read for anyone who loves college basketball-or who simply wants to win in any competitive environment today. Used book in Good Condition. Now, in leading with the heart, coach k talks about leadership-how you earn it, how you practice it, and how you use it to move your organization to the top.

Three rivers Press CA. Lyons Press. Toughness. Dell. Warner Books NY. In his more than twenty years coaching the blue devils, with back-to-back national championships in '91, '92, Coach Mike Krzyzewski has made his program the most admired in the nation, and again in 2001, and ten Final Four appearances since 1986.