Sacred Hoops

October 10, 2006

Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior

by Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty

"Not only is there more to life than basketball, there's a lot more to basketball than basketball."

 

When Phil Jackson first wrote these words in Sacred Hoops, he was the triumphant head coach of the Chicago Bulls, known for his Zen approach to the game. He hadn't yet moved to the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he would bring his total to eleven NBA titles. In his memoir he reveals how he directs his players to act with a clear mind -- not thinking, just doing; to respect the enemy and be aggressive without anger or violence; to live in the moment and stay calmly focused in the midst of chaos; to put the "me" in the service of the "we" -- all lessons applicable to any person's life, not just a professional basketball player's.

 

- adapted and revised from publisher

 

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