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The Legends Club Download µ 104 John Feinstein Ì 4 Free read Read ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì John Feinstein Way The Legends Club is a sports book that captures an era in American sport and culture documenting the inside view of a decade of absolutely incredible competition Feinstein pulls back the curtain on the recruiting wars the intensely personal competition that wasn't always friendly the enormous pressure and national stakes and the battle for the very soul of college basketball allegiance in a hot bed area Getting to the roots of the NCAA goliath that is followed religiously by millions of fans today Feinstein uses his unprecedented access to all three coaches to paint a portrait only he could conjure The Legends Club is destined to be one of Feinstein's biggest bestseller. With two nonfiction bestsellers sitting on my table I reached first for John Feinstein s The Legends Club I m a fan of his sports books and I ve even read some of his books on golf But this time he covered my favorite basketball conference the ACC and three remarkable coaches The subtitle is Dean Smith Mike Krzyzewski Jim Valvano and an Epic College Basketball RivalryIt s the perfect time of year to discuss the three men who coached in North Carolina bringing one National Championship after another to the state But the universities themselves couldn t be different and the men who coached the basketball teams couldn t have been different Now only Coach K is left the one who climbed the highest pinnacle But from his earliest days at Duke and Valvano s days at North Carolina State they coached in the shadow of Dean Smith at North Carolina It was his state he recruited the players from the state and the newspapers covered and loved his program But Feinstein despite being a Duke graduate manages to write beautifully about all three coachesIn March of 1980 in a nine day period Duke hired Mike Krzyzewski and North Caroline State hired Jim Valvano Krzyewski was thirty three He had played and coached under Bobby Knight coached at Army At thirty four Valvano was coming from Iona Valvano was instantly a hit with the media Coach K Feinstein says Every single day he found himself competing against an icon and a rock starFeinstein writes a beautiful book about that competition He takes readers to the games to the highs of the wins and the lows of the losses And although all three coaches competed on the national stage their greatest rivals were each other Feinstein didn t have the chance to interview Valvano or Smith for the book but over the years covering basketball in North Carolina he had numerous opportunities to interview both He interviewed Coach K and the widows of both of the other coaches a number of former players and coaches It s a remarkable basketball bookFeinstein uotes Keith Drum of the Durham Morning Herald as saying repeatedly There s a lot of hate in this league He was talking about the coaches But Smith and Krzyzewski and Valvano found their way to respect In fact Krzyzewski and Valvano formed a strong bond after Valvano left coaching went to ESPN and then learned he had cancer The three chapters in which Valvano s cancer is covered made me cry Everyone who follows college basketball knows the Jimmy V story and his heard his heartbreaking speech at the ESPYs just eight weeks before he died Jim Valvano comes alive through the words of people who loved him especially his wife Pam And he comes alive through Feinstein s bookI could go on forever uoting stories from The Legends Club It s the perfect time of year to pick up a book about three remarkable coaches Do yourself a favor If you love college basketball love the rivalries the coaches and the characters of the sport try The Legends Club

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The Legends Club Download µ 104 John Feinstein Ì 4 Free read Read ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì John Feinstein The riveting inside story of college basketball's fiercest rivalry among three coaching legends University of North Carolina's Dean Smith Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and North Carolina State's Jim Valvano by the king of college basketball writers #1 New York Times bestseller John FeinsteinOn March 18 1980 the immensely powerful Duke basketball program announced the hiring of its new coach the man who would resurrect the team restore glory to Duke and defeat the legendary Dean Smith who coached down the road at UNC Chapel Hill and had turned UNC into a powerhouse Duke's new man was Mike Krzyzewski The only problem was no one knew who Krzyzewski was he had a so so record in his sho. I m a bit rusty in the art of reviewing books right now and though this may not mark a triumphant return for me this read moved me enough to put that aside John Feinstein is a prolific and talented sports writer particularly in the college basketball world This time last year with the Madness of March fast approaching I read his Last Dance Behind the Scenes at the Final Four and found it underwhelming to say the least However I can t help but think that some of that had to do with bits and pieces of this book The Legends Club Dean Smith Mike Krzyzewski Jim Valvano and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry that Feinstein struggled to keep at bay Why Because this is the book that Feinstein has been destined to write ever since he first met UNC coach Dean Smith circa 1976 back when Feinstein was an undergrad covering the basketball beat for his cross town alma mater Duke This was a few years before the other members of the eponymous trio Mike Krzyzewski aka Coach K and Jim Valvano would make their way to North Carolina s Research Triangle but it s apparent throughout the book that the seeds of this story run deep for Feinstein Actually there are many stories within this grand narrative which is part of what makes it so difficult to summarize in a meaningful way With Jim Valvano s untimely death in 1993 Dean Smith s recent passing in 2015 and Coach K s continued presence as head coach of the Blue Devils it s easy to forget that they were in fact contemporaries Don t worry I ve got pics to prove it These pictures of course fail to capture the nature of their relationships for most of the time sheer enmity But that s what makes this book so special it captures an arc that we miss when we make rivalries out to be all about animosity And though there were plenty of moments that were exactly that a good legendary rivalry is also built on mutual respect You don t have to be a die hard Duke UNC or NC State fan to enjoy this one I ve always been drawn to the March MATHness side of Bracketology and frankly wasn t really a sentient sporting fan for the heyday of the clashes among the Blue Devils Tar Heels and Wolfpack Honestly as I got a bit misty eyed toward the end of the story my thoughts went to likes of Beowulf than to the Sweet Sixteen which is not to say that Feinstein neglects the basketball at all he doesn t Unless you ve been living in an Air Raid shelter for the past 30 years I m not spoiling anything by giving you the parting shots of the victors cutting down the net each a their own time But there s no other way for me to close this half baked review And I guess one last shot of two GOATs couldn t hurt

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The Legends Club Download µ 104 John Feinstein Ì 4 Free read Read ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì John Feinstein Rt time as head coach of Army and worst of all no one could even pronounce his name The announcement caused head scratches if not immediate calls for his head and on this note his career at Duke began      The table was set nine days later when on March 27 1980 Jim Valvano was hired by North Carolina State to be their new head coach The hiring didn't raise as many eyebrows but with the exuberant Valvano on board two new coaches were now in place to challenge Dean Smith and the most sensational competitive decade in history was about to unfold      In the skillful hands of John Feinstein this extraordinary rivalry and the men behind it come to life in a uniue intimate. For those of us who live and breathe any one of these three ACC basketball teams UNC Duke or NC State this is nostalgia It is reliving our memories some that make us so happy and some that are infuriating because all of our love and passion is for one of these teams and we have none for the other two Mine is for the my alma mater and beloved university The University of North Carolina I did however gain a deeper understanding and some greater measure of respect for the other two coaches if not the programs they ledlead It looks beyond their public personna and shows a side that the other two fan bases don t always consider Well done I enjoyed the walk down memory lane especially the walk with a man for whom I have great respect not only for his coaching ability but also for his moral center and his championing of causes well before they were accepted in mainstream society Dean Smith your legacy lives on in many ways


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  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • The Legends Club
  • John Feinstein
  • en
  • 23 August 2018
  • 9780385539418