An Olympic gold medalist recalls his four years on Indiana University s basketball team under the brilliant but controversial coach Bobby Knight, whose volatility and manipulativeness exacted a heavy toll from his players.An Olympic gold medalist recalls his four years on Indiana University s basketball team under the brilliant but controversial coach Bobby Knight, whose volatility and manipulativeness exacted a heavy toll from his players....
|Title||:||Playing for Knight: My Six Seasons with Coach Knight|
|Publisher||:||Simon First Edition edition December 15, 1990|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
|File Size||:||796 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Playing for Knight: My Six Seasons with Coach Knight Reviews
Well written even though Steve was only in his mid twenties. This is the most accurate depiction of Bob Knight you will find anywhere and it was fun to get an inside look at the Indiana basketball program way back when. I used to watch them religiously when Knight was the coach and really enjoyed hearing Steve describe the personalities of some of his teammates.
Steve Alford in his book [playing for knight] gives the reader the most accurate inside look at what is was like to play for in my opinion the 2nd greatest coach in college basketball history behind the late John Wooden. I really enjoyed how Steve went into detail about how coach approached practices and his game preparation.The chapter on the olympic experience was worth the price of the book by itself. At the end of the book Steve says after 6 yrs with coach Knight he would of done it all over again.Coming from now coach Alford that says a lot about the benefits of playing for coach Knight.A excellent book that does an Indiana fan proud to root for the Hoosiers and remember Bob Knight for the great coach he was and could be still.
Steve Alford presents an inside view of Hoosier basketball.
What an inside picture is presented to the reader. Very interesting but I am very glad I never played for Bobby Knight!
My husband is a Bobby Knight fan and a 35+ years BB coach himself. He laughed and had tears. He thoroughly enjoyed every page and the book supported his knowing that Bobby Knight and Steve Alford are both good men and great coaches.
BOB KNIGHT WAS CERTAINLY ONE OF A KIND-GREAT PLAYER PERSPECTIVE
Book has greatly browned pages, smells, looks like an old, old book. The book is probably interesting, but I don't think I'll be reading this copy.