Playing for Knight: My Six Seasons with Coach Knight
Playing for Knight My Six Seasons with Coach Knight Author:Steve Alford, John Garrity Playing for Knight is Steve Alford's revealing account of the four years (six seasons, including stints with the 1984 U. S. Olympic Team and Indiana's around -the-world-tour in 1985) he played basketball for the most volatile, controversial and brilliant coach in American sports-Bob Knight. — Alford knew he'd have to pay a price to pl... more »ay at Indiana, but he was sure that Knight's coaching would be worth it. While Alford doesn't shrink from showing us Knight's storms of temper, manipulations, and mind games, he also shows Knight's genius: his energy, his devotion to his players, his willingness to sacrifice even victory to teach a larger lesson about work, pride, and honor.
Playing Knight is an extraordinary look at college basketball-as complex, involving, and ultimately as rewarding as the experience of playing for Knight itself.-- Booklist« less
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I really enjoyed this book because I am an avid New Mexico Lobo basketball fan and Steve Alford is now our coach. I can see how Coach Knight influenced Coach Alford in good ways I would not have known about without reading this book. Coach Alford was one of five coaches this year 2010 who was nominated for coach of the year so Bobby Knight must have taught him something right!
New Mexico Lobo fans would enjoy this book and other basketball fans also.