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Brad Stevens: The Inspiring Life and Leadership Lessons of One of Basketball's Greatest Young Coaches (Basketball Biography & Leadership Books)

ISBN: 9781548080594
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 2017-06-12
Number of pages: 138
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Learn the Inspiring Story of the Boston Celtics Incredible Coach Brad Stevens!

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In Brad Stevens: The Inspiring Life and Leadership Lessons of One of Basketball's Greatest Young Coaches, you will learn the story of one of basketball's young star coaches, Brad Stevens. Since joining the Celtics organization in the summer of 2013, Brad Stevens has led the resurgence of the Celtics in the Eastern Conference. Stevens has demonstrated impressive leadership in his ability to quickly build rapport with many different personalities and to create a sustainable system of success.

While he is still early in his coaching career, Brad Stevens has quickly become one of the most sought after coaches in the NBA. There are a number of key leadership lessons that can be learned from Stevens, such as instilling a strong work ethic, believing in your organizational philosophy, and fostering a growth mindset. Whether you're a basketball player or a coach looking for inspiration, this book will help you discover the incredible story of Brad Stevens and the many leadership lessons that can be learned from studying his success.

Here is a preview of what is inside this book:

Background and History
Coaching at Butler
What Makes Brad Stevens a Good Leader
How Brad Stevens Maximizes Player Talent
Brad Stevens' System
Key Takeaways in Work Ethic, Believing in the Organizational Philosophy, and the Growth Mindset

An excerpt from the book:

They say that being a coach is about having the experience of being able to play and experience what it is like to be on an NBA court where basketball is played at its highest level. It is always different when you have experienced the hard grind and difficulty of going through an NBA season, and then you try to preach it to players that are also trying to carve out their NBA careers.

Some of the more successful players turned NBA coaches include the 11-time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson, who was part of the 1972-73 championship roster of the New York Knicks. He would soon become an assistant for the Chicago Bulls in the 80's before he took the reins as the head coach and won six titles for them in the 90's. He then would win five more titles for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2000's era.

Many other former NBA players that have found themselves coaching teams in the big league. These include Bill Russell (who once played for the Celtics, but ended up coaching them after), Larry Bird (who played for Boston but coached the Pacers later on), and Doc Rivers (who was a key part of the Hawks in the 80's and won a title with the Celtics as a coach). Byron Scott was a key member of the Showtime Lakers, who would coach the New Orleans Hornets and the Lakers soon afterward, among others.

It is those coaches' experience as NBA players that have provided the knowledge and know-how they needed to become successful in their endeavors as strategists in the league. Their personnel can relate to what they have experienced as former players, and that is an aspect of coaching that has been difficult to replace. They know what it takes to manage a grinding NBA season and probably even a title run.

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