Hard Work

Hard Work

A Life on and Off the Court

Book - 2009
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Now in paperback, updated with an afterword and new photos.

One of the most respected and successful basketball coaches in the nation, Coach Roy Williams has traveled an unlikely path. In Hard Work #65533; he tells the story of his life, from his turbulent childhood through a coaching career with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. With his new afterword, Williams takes us past the two NCAA championship titles to the subsequent 2010 season, its shake-up losses, the unexpected departure of key players, and on to a new season of coaching some of the most dazzling young players in the country--and a surprising ACC championship.

Williams recounts his rough early years; his long tenure as head coach at the University of Kansas; how he recruits, teaches, and motivates his players; how he's shepherded teams through some of the most nail-biting games at both Kansas and UNC; and how he suffered through one of the roughest seasons of his tenure and came out on the other side to be awarded 2011 ACC Coach of the Year.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781565129597
Characteristics: p. cm.
Additional Contributors: Crothers, Tim


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Apr 26, 2018

A warm and heartfelt story and for basketball geeks plenty of history

Dec 14, 2014

Ol' Roy isn't going to win any writing awards any time soon, but that's OK--he wins enough basketball games! Not really such a compelling life story, but there's plenty here to interest any serious Tar Heel basketball fans.


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