The Last Season: A Team in Search of Its Soul

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Penguin Books, Sep 27, 2005 - Business & Economics - 289 pages
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For the countless basketball fans who were spellbound by the Los Angeles Lakers' 20032004 high-wire act, this book is a rare and phenomenal treat. In The Last Season, Lakers coach Phil Jackson draws on his trademark honesty and insight to tell the whole story of the season that proved to be the final ride of a truly great dynasty. From the signing of future Hall-of-Famers Karl Malone and Gary Payton to the Kobe Bryant rape case/media circus, this is a riveting tale of clashing egos, public feuds, contract disputes, and team meltdowns that only a coach, and a writer, of Jackson's candor, experience, and ability could tell. Full of tremendous human drama and offering lessons on coaching and on life, this is a book that no sports fan can possibly pass up.

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interesting insight to the NBA - Goodreads
Good: Very straightforward and easy to read. - Goodreads
Phil Jackson is actually a pretty good writer as well. - Goodreads
Learned some great coaching tips from this one. - Goodreads
Interesting insight from the man in charge of it all. - Goodreads
Insight to the Lakers. - Goodreads

Review: The Last Season: A Team in Search of Its Soul

User Review  - Duke Cullinan - Goodreads

Lots of interesting dish on this long-past season. As a near-lifetime big-time Lakers fan, I've loved Phil Jackson and what he accomplished for my team (5 championships). But reading this book, his ... Read full review

Review: The Last Season: A Team in Search of Its Soul

User Review  - Kek - Goodreads

Breezy read as Phil takes a through a very turbulent season in semi-diary form. Not a classic by any stretch of the imagination. It basically just solidfied the opinion I already had of Kobe Bryant being a huge b1tch. Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
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two Whatever It Takes
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three An Opening Statement
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Copyright

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Phil Jackson is one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NBA. In his fourteen seasons as a head coach, he is 832-316, the best winning record in NBA history. He also holds NBA coaching records for most playoff wins and playoff winning percentage. Prior to coaching, he played thirteen years in the NBA, primarily with the New York Knicks. He is also the author of Maverick, Sacred Hoops, and, with his friend Charley Rosen, More Than a Game.

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