Coach Wooden and Me

Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off The Court

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his 50-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history.

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Coach Wooden and Me

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his 50-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history.

In 1965, 18-year old Lew Alcindor played basketball for Coach John Wooden at UCLA. It was the beginning of what was to become a 50-year long relationship. On the court, they broke basketball records. Off the court, they transcended their athletic achievements to gain even wider recognition and tremendous national respect.

Part memoir, and part inspirational, Abdul-Jabbar reveals the lessons Coach Wooden taught him through the "Pyramid of Success" and discusses how they in turn shaped his life. Through beautiful storytelling, COACH WOODEN AND ME takes you back to the basics of what a coach should be.

Events and Appearances

May 16, 2017 - New York, NY
Barnes & Noble - Union Square

In Conversation with Joe Torre
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
Event Start Time: 7:00 PM

May 17, 2017 - New Haven, CT
R.J. Julia Booksellers
College Street Music Hall

A Fundraiser for Read to Grow
238 College Street, New Haven, CT 06510
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May 24, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
Live Talks
New Roads School

In Conversation with Bill Walton
Ann and Jerry Moss Theater
3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404
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May 27, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
UCLA Alumni Association

In Conversation with Tyus Edney
Pauley Pavilion
301 Strathmore Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Event Start Time: 3:00 PM

June 11, 2017 - Chicago, IL
Chicago Tribune Printers Row Festival

In Conversation with Richard Roeper

 

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