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  • Players First

  • Coaching from the Inside Out
  • By: John Calipari, Michael Sokolove
  • Narrated by: Chuck Montgomery
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

In Players First, John Calipari relates for the first time anywhere his experiences over his first four years coaching the Kentucky Wildcats, college basketball's most fabled program, from the doldrums to a national championship, drawing lessons about leadership, character, and the path to personal and collective victory. At its core, Calipari's coaching philosophy centers on keeping his focus on the players - what they need to get the best out of themselves and one another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IU alum and fan...now loves Calipari

  • By Stephen S. on 04-16-14

I became a much bigger fan of John Calipari...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-15

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This book covers a lot of ground about Kentucky basketball and the reasons the program, and John Calipari, is so successful. A strong reading performance and great, candid stories. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in coaching or Kentucky basketball.

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  • Forced Out

  • By: Stephen Frey
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Forced to retire from his job as a scout for the Yankees, Jack Barrett is just getting by in a small Florida town when his daughter drags him to watch the local minor league team play. On the field, he spots a remarkable player, Mikey Clement, a kid whose amazing natural skill on the field is overshadowed by his bad attitude and solitary habits.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly stupid

  • By Rob on 08-20-08

Enjoyable listen...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-15

This book held my attention. Narration is good and the story has a couple of unexpected twists. I really like Stephen Frey and this book, while not his best effort, did not disappoint.

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