Sacred Hoop is an inspirational classic about teamwork, leadership, and spirituality. For the first time combines the very best of Phil Jackson’s coaching wisdom with his passion for Eastern thought and belief. With new commentary by author Jackie MacMullan and a new introduction by Phil Jackson, this updated edition of Sacred Hoops will inspire readers to seize control of their own lives—no matter what they seek to accomplish or know in this world.
In his bestselling classic Sacred Hoops, Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson offers invaluable lessons on meditation, self-understanding, and teamwork that transcend the boundaries of sport. Updated for its 20th anniversary, it’s more relevant than ever for readers interested in the game’s unique mix of mental and physical challenges.
“Any team of people will succeed only if the members are willing to buy into that vision. By buying in, I mean that all players must commit themselves to the Overall purpose and goals. We must give 100 percent of his energy mentally, physically and spiritually – without reservation.”
With a new introduction, Phil Jackson’s modern classic of motivation, teamwork, and Zen insight is updated for a whole new readership. Sacred Hoops is the first book to explore the principles behind the phenomenal success of this world-champion coach. An illuminating look at what makes teams thrive in competition, how coaches can empower their players to reach their potential, and how all of us can find strength in our relationships.
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With a new introduction, Phil Jackson’s modern classic of motivation, teamwork, and Zen insight is updated for a whole new readership.
“Not only is there more to life than basketball, but there’s also much more to basketball than basketball.” –Phil Jackson
Eleven years ago, when Phil Jackson first wrote these words in Sacred Hoops, he was the triumphant head coach of the Chicago Bulls, known for his Zen approach to the game. He hadn’t yet moved to the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he would bring his total to an astounding nine NBA titles. In his thought-provoking memoir, he revealed how he directs his players 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 amid chaos; to put the “me” in service of the “we” — all lessons applicable to any person’s life, not just a professional basketball player’s. This inspiring book went on to sell more than 400,000 copies.
In his new introduction, Jackson explains how the concepts in Sacred Hoops are relevant to the issues facing his current team–and today’s reader.