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Hard Work: My Life on and Off the Court

Williams, Roy;Crothers, Tim

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ISBN 10: 1565129598 / ISBN 13: 9781565129597
Published by Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A., 2009
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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This is a fine hardcover first edition, second printing copy in a fine, mylar protected DJ, blue spine. Inscribed on the half-title page: "To Raleigh's Best Coach, Best Wishes! Roy Williams". 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 049910

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Title: Hard Work: My Life on and Off the Court

Publisher: Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing

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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¸ 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.

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ROY WILLIAMS head coach of the University of North Carolina mens basketball team, the Tar Heels, has the highest winning percentage in NCAA history. Over the last seven years, the 58-year-old Asheville, N.C., native—who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007—has won 205 games, including 24 in the NCAA Tournament. Thats more Final Fours, more wins, and more NCAA Tournament victories than any basketball coach in the nation.

Writer TIM CROTHERS was for many years a Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated before returning home to Chapel Hill to teach in the School of Journalism at UNC, his alma mater. He is the author of The Man Watching, a biography of Anson Dorrance, the legendary coach of the UNC Womens Soccer Team.

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