Podcast…Trust the Grind: How World-Class Athletes Got to the Top by Jeremy Bhandari

https://newbooksnetwork.com/jeremy-bhandari-trust-the-grind-how-world-class-athletes-got-to-the-top-mango-publishing-2020/ Sixteen athletes from eleven sports arenas. Each chapter tells a different story, as each superstar shares the habit that helped them accomplish their goals and reach the pinnacle of their profession. Sports fanatic or not. Guaranteed to tap into your athletic edge, Trust the Grind, is made for sports fans and nonfans alike. Fans of professional athletesContinue reading “Podcast…Trust the Grind: How World-Class Athletes Got to the Top by Jeremy Bhandari”

Podcast…The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks by Ben Cohen

For decades, statisticians, social scientists, psychologists, and economists (among them Nobel Prize winners) have spent massive amounts of precious time thinking about whether streaks actually exist. After all, a substantial number of decisions that we make in our everyday lives are quietly rooted in this one question: If something happened before, will it happen again?Continue reading “Podcast…The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks by Ben Cohen”

Podcast… Tanking to the Top: The Philadelphia 76ers and the Most Audacious Process in the History of Professional Sports

Yaron Weitzman, Grand Central Publishing When a group of private equity bigwigs purchased the Philadelphia 76ers in 2011, the team was both bad and boring. Attendance was down. So were ratings. The Sixers had an aging coach, an antiquated front office, and a group of players that could best be described as mediocre. Enter SamContinue reading “Podcast… Tanking to the Top: The Philadelphia 76ers and the Most Audacious Process in the History of Professional Sports”

Podcast…John Beilein at Michigan: A Basketball Revival

Tim Rooney McFarland Publishers https://megaphone.link/LIT2037792261 When John Beilein arrived at University of Michigan in 2007, the once-proud men’s basketball program was adrift after the fallout from a scandal and failing to reach the NCAA Tournament for nine straight seasons. Beilein slowly re-built the program on the foundation of a strong culture, which emphasized teamwork, integrityContinue reading “Podcast…John Beilein at Michigan: A Basketball Revival”

Podcast… Red Holzman: The Life and Legacy of a Hall of Fame Basketball Coach

Mort Zachter Sports Publishing https://megaphone.link/LIT6327274874 Many books have been written about Willis Reed, Bill Bradley, Walt Frazier, Dave DeBusscherre and the other great players on the New York Knicks championship teams of the 1970s, though much less attention has been focus on the orchestrator of those teams: Red Holzman. Holzman was a fantastic player andContinue reading “Podcast… Red Holzman: The Life and Legacy of a Hall of Fame Basketball Coach”

Podcast…The City Game: Triumph Scandal and a Legendary Basketball Team

Matthew Goodman Ballantine Books https://megaphone.link/LIT4207237893 The 1949-50 CCNY Beavers basketball team were one of the unlikeliest of champions in sports history. CCNY was a tuition-free in Harlem, New York, intended to give working class students the best education possible. The school was comprised of minorities, many of whom were the immigrants or children of immigrants.Continue reading “Podcast…The City Game: Triumph Scandal and a Legendary Basketball Team”

Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact

Earl Campbell was a force in American football, winning a state championship in high school, rushing his way to a Heisman trophy for the University of Texas, and earning MVP as he took the Houston Oilers to the brink of the Super Bowl. Asher Price‘s exhilarating blend of biography and history, Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact (University ofContinue reading “Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact”

Three Seconds in Munich: The Controversial 1972 Olympic Basketball Final

One. Two. Three. That’s as long as it took to sear the souls of a dozen young American men, thanks to the craziest, most controversial finish in the history of the Olympics—the 1972 gold-medal basketball contest between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the world’s two superpowers at theContinue reading “Three Seconds in Munich: The Controversial 1972 Olympic Basketball Final”