Author of Sacred Hoops (book) by Phil Jackson[edit | edit source]

The legendary NBA coach takes an inside look at the wisdom of teamwork. He also discusses how he convinced some of the game’s top players — Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman — 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; and to put the “me” in service of the “we.”

“In basketball — as in life — true joy comes from being fully present in each and every moment,” Jackson writes, “not just when things are going your way.”

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