Hard Work: A Life on and Off the Court

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Algonquin Books, Nov 10, 2009 - BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - 286 pages
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One of the most respected and successful basketball coaches in the nation, Coach Roy Williams traveled an unlikely path to a career that boasts the highest winning percentage among all active college coaches. Now, for the first time, he tells the story of his life, from his turbulent childhood to the North Carolina Tar Heels' 2009 national championship season.
  

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

This was a great overview of Coach Roy Williams life and career as the basketball coach of Kansas and North Carolina. Read full review

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User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

Roy Williams' book, Hard Work: A Life on and Off the Court, was about one of the most inspirational and most successful coach's journey to the Hall of Fame. It started when Roy was 15 and he was voted ... Read full review

Contents

1 Stress
1
2 Angels and Demons
11
3 Home Games
24
4 A Small Fish
38
5 Being Like Buddy Baldwin
54
6 The Best Dadgum Calendar Salesman There Ever Was
67
7 Bigtime Ballcoachin
89
8 Decision Decision
127
11 Stealing Brownies
198
12 Stress Relief
221
13 The 19th Hole
236
14 Look Homeward Angel
253
Acknowledgments
261
A
265
B
269
C
270

9 Winning the Whole Blessed Thing
146
10 Philosophy
165

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About the author (2009)

Roy Williams was a lawyer for 20 years. He now writes full time. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and two daughters.

After being a senior writer at Sports Illustrated for numerous years, Tim Crothers now teaches in the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina. He is the author of The Man Watching.

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