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Kenneth

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  • Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 53 mins)
    • By Phil Jackson, Hugh Delehanty
    • Narrated By Phil Jackson
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    One of the most successful coaches in NBA history, Chicago Bulls head coach Phil Jackson provides an inside look at the higher wisdom of teamwork with Sacred Hoops. A new paradigm of leadership based on Eastern and Native American principles, Jackson's approach flies in the face of the egoistic, winner-take-all attitude that has changed the face of American sports.

    Kenneth says: "Good listen, but..."
    "Good listen, but..."
    Overall

    ...way better unabridged. I first read Sacred Hoops maybe 5 years ago, and instantly fell in love with both the book and Phil Jackson. When I found it available here on audible (and read by Phil Jackson himself, no less!) I jumped on the purchase. It wasn't until my download was complete and I saw a runtime of less than 2 hours that I realized it's abridged.
    It's a great listen full of deep insight, and it's wonderful hearing it in Phil's own voice, but it's missing so many of the vivid and meaningful stories from the full book. I greatly missed the lessons from Phil's time coaching an unorthodox and chronically tardy team in Puerto Rico, or the surprisingly calm picture of how Rodman came to be a Bull, and the tidbit about the league fining Jordan for switching back to #23 after returning from retirement. And these are just a few that I remember after years away from the book.
    Bottom line, I do recommend this audiobook, but beg for an unabridged version. Anyone interested would be better served by picking up a copy of the actual book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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