The Last Season: A Team in Search of Its Soul

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Penguin Books, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 289 pages
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For the countless basketball fans who were spellbound by the Los Angeles Lakers' 2003–2004 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

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User Review  - Anup Sinha - Goodreads

This was a very nice read for me, I enjoyed Phil Jackson's diary during the 2003-2004 season with the perspective of a Detroit Pistons fan who had just moved near LA At that time. Needless to say, I ... Read full review

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User Review  - L - Goodreads

Very Informative. This book is about the last season Phil coached Shaq and Kobe together and illustrated the on going feud between them among other personal things. Also, Phil informs us on his ... Read full review

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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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