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Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court | [Jay Bilas]

Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court

If anyone knows tough, it’s Jay Bilas. A four-year starter at Duke, he learned an incomparable work ethic under coach Mike Krzyzewski, battling against the greatest college players in the game. After playing professionally overseas for several years, he returned to Duke, where he served as Krzyzewski’s assistant coach for three seasons, during which the Blue Devils won back-to-back titles. Featuring never-before-heard stories and personal philosophies on toughness from top players and coaches, Bilas redefines what it takes to succeed.
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The popular ESPN basketball analyst and former Duke player looks at the true meaning of toughness.

If anyone knows tough, it’s Jay Bilas. A four-year starter at Duke, he learned an incomparable work ethic under coach Mike Krzyzewski, battling against the greatest college players in the game. After playing professionally overseas for several years, he returned to Duke, where he served as Krzyzewski’s assistant coach for three seasons, during which the Blue Devils won back-to-back titles. A graduate of Duke Law School, he has since become one of basketball’s most recognizable faces through his insightful, intelligent work on ESPN’s SportsCenter and College GameDay.

Through his ups and downs, on and off the court, Jay learned the true meaning of toughness from coaches, teammates, and colleagues. Now, he discusses this misunderstood - yet vital - attribute and how it contributes to winning in sports and in life.

Featuring never-before-heard stories and personal philosophies on toughness from top players and coaches - including Coach K, Bob Knight, Grant Hill, Mia Hamm, Jon Gruden, Tom Izzo, Bill Self, Curtis Strange, and many others - Bilas redefines what it takes to succeed.

©2013 Jay Bilas (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC

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    P. Wells Atlanta, GA 01-19-14
    P. Wells Atlanta, GA 01-19-14 Member Since 2012

    I listed to one audio book a week on average. I like biographies, politics, sports, history, and anything related to comic books.

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    "Great Book by A Dukie Who This Tarheel Admires"
    What made the experience of listening to Toughness the most enjoyable?

    He reveals Duke players were relieved when North Carolina lost to Kansas in the 1991 Final Four semifinals.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Toughness?

    His talking about how his parents, coaches, and a drama teacher influenced him.


    What does Jay Bilas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is a very fair, honest person on his telecasts, it brings more meaning to his story.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Toughness?

    Not to get angry and blow up - it is just a sign of weakness. And that true toughness is mental, not physical.


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    Ryan MERIDIAN, ID, United States 08-15-13
    Ryan MERIDIAN, ID, United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2009
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    What did you love best about Toughness?

    This inspired both my son and I as we listened to it together. This book is filled with character lessons that can be directly applied to athletes in the midst of their sports endeavors, but more importantly, to everyday life, in general.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Toughness?

    There are too many. Grant Hill, Steve Kerr, and the ladder, were all stories that my son connected with.


    What about Jay Bilas’s performance did you like?

    He is real. His reading was sincere. I appreciate when the author is the reader.


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