A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

Ranked #15 in Basketball, Ranked #20 in Sports Biographysee more rankings.


"I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs."--John Wooden

Evoking days gone by when coaches were respected as much for their off-court performances as for their success on the court, Wooden presents the timeless wisdom of legendary basketball coach John Wooden.

In honest and telling passages about virtually every aspect of life, Coach shares his personal philosophy on family, achievement, success, and excellence. Raised on a small farm in south-central Indiana, he offers lessons and wisdom learned throughout...

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Ashton Kutcher I think it's to be digested slowly. I'm in inspiration overload. (Source)

Katrín Davíðsdóttir One of my absolute favorites. [...] Wooden’s approach to training resonates a lot with me and my coach. (Source)

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