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The Last Season

The Last Season With the honesty and insight that are his hallmarks one of the most successful coaches in the history of basketball nine time NBA Champion coach Phil Jackson offers his personal account of the extr

  • Title: The Last Season
  • Author: Phil Jackson
  • ISBN: 9780143057055
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Audio
  • With the honesty and insight that are his hallmarks, one of the most successful coaches in the history of basketball, nine time NBA Champion coach Phil Jackson, offers his personal account of the extraordinary ride of the 2003 2004 Los Angeles Lakers Though familiar with high profile, high pressure seasons and the coaching of gigantic personalities, nothing could have preWith the honesty and insight that are his hallmarks, one of the most successful coaches in the history of basketball, nine time NBA Champion coach Phil Jackson, offers his personal account of the extraordinary ride of the 2003 2004 Los Angeles Lakers Though familiar with high profile, high pressure seasons and the coaching of gigantic personalities, nothing could have prepared Phil Jackson for the high wire act of the Lakers 2003 2004 season In THE LAST SEASON, Jackson tells the inside story of the season that proved to be the final one for the Lakers dynasty, from the signing of the future Hall of Famers Karl Malone and Gary Payton and the bombshell news of the felony sexual assault charges against Kobe Bryant to the NBA finals and the team s ultimate dismantling Jackson discusses it all juggling enormous egos, public feuds, injuries, contract disputes and chronic team dysfunction with his trademark honesty and depth of insight.

    The Last Season P.S Eric Blehm Destined to become a classic of adventure literature, The Last Season examines the extraordinary life of legendary backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson and his mysterious disappearance in California s unforgiving Sierra Nevada mountains as perilous as they are beautiful Eric Blehm s masterful work is a gripping detective story interwoven with The Last Season by Eric Blehm The Last Season is about the life and death in of Randy Morgenson, a backcountry ranger in the Sierra Nevada s for years The author, Eric Blehm, did The Final Season Oct , Watch videoThe Final Season, from the director of the Sandlot, is based on the true story of the Norway, Iowa high school baseball team Norway is a small Iowa town who holds a lot of pride in its baseball team, who has won state titles in years. The Last Season Apr , In search of the lucrative matsutake mushroom, two former soldiers discover the means to gradually heal their wounds of war Roger, a self described fall down drunk and sniper in Vietnam, See full summary The Last Season Author Eric Blehm The Last Season won the Barnes Noble Discover Award for best nonfiction book of by a new author, as well as the National Outdoor Book Award NOBA It was a finalist for the Banff Mountain Book Festival in the category of mountain literature, The Final Season The Final Season is a baseball film starring Sean Astin, Rachael Leigh Cook, Tom Arnold, Powers Boothe, Brett Claywell, Michael Angarano, and Marshall Bell and directed by David Mickey Evans.

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    1. Appealing account of Phil Jackson's last season coaching the Lakers. Lots about Kobe and Shaq, and about Jackson's dating a Lakers VP who is also the owner's daughter--that must have been weird. I had no idea that Shaquille O'Neal is such a delicate little passion flower. He weighs 340, and apparently it's extremely draining to carry all that muscle around. He gets fouled more than anyone else in the league, he has to wear a three-pound orthotic in each shoe, plus he's really sensitive and his f [...]

    2. The book "The Last Season: A Team In Search of Its Soul", by Phil Jackson was a spectacular book. It was about the last season of Phil Jackson coaching the Los Angeles Lakers. This book talked a great deal about the feud between Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant. He spoke about how this season was different than the previous seasons when the team was winning championships. He mentioned how many people doubted his way of coaching and how that impacted the team and the organization as a whole. He t [...]

    3. Decent account, but I really wanted more insight into the inner workings, not just retelling me what happened.

    4. Having read Sacred Hoops, I knew a bit about the philosophy about life and basketball of Phil Jackson---it's "Zen plus 1980s American equals winning, baby". I was thus interested to read about his book on the losing season, albeit in the NBA Finals, with the talented Lakers team of the 2003-2004. The Last Season has bits about them all: the passion, the travails, the fratricide, the loss.Before discussing the book, a bit of (NBA) basketball history is needed. Prior to "the last season", Phil Jac [...]

    5. I really enjoyed this book; although I actually did the audio version rather than the paperback. (Phil doesn't read it; normally I prefer the author to read their own book, but given the timber of his voice, it's probably for the best that he didn't.) I would have given it 5 stars, but during the playoff section it turned into an almost play-by-play recap of scores and stats, which just does not make for a great story.The rest of the book does mention numbers and stats, but they're provided more [...]

    6. A must-read for NBA fans. Phil Jackson gives an inside look into the talented Lakers roster that had so much problems with execution, injuries and even team spirit, but still somehow managed to grind it out to the Finals. Being a coach is never easy, and getting a team of 12-15 men to bond and work towards a goal unselfishly is tougher than it seems, especially in this NBA league where everyone is more about salary, contract and highlight reels over teamwork, passing and defense.It's such a sham [...]

    7. I needed a light read before taking on some Gabor Mate & Dostoyevsky. Phil's author voice is frank yet reflective in this linear chronicle of the tail end of the Kobe/Shaq era. I equate his presence to talking to an older, wiser friend. A true human being that has manage to avoid the traps of stardom and hype, thereby preserving his core. I was refreshed to hear from someone who brings a larger world into what they do. A few very surprising revelations, that I won't spoil here, but it gave a [...]

    8. Before reading this book I was in agreement with those who downgrade Phil Jackson's coaching achievements due to the fact that he's had players like Jordan, Pippen, Shaq, and Kobe. However, after reading this book I have a new appreciation for the type of management it took to deal with all those egos (especially during the season that is the subject of this book). I also really enjoyed Phil's take on the Shaq-Kobe feud and also on Kobe's obsession with Michael Jordan.

    9. This is a book about professionsl backetball. It is also a book about life. Phil Jackson has written a very interesting, introspective and rewarding book.Jackson was dealing with huge egoes, players paid somuch more than any coach etc. etc.It is a book that is useful to almost all of us.J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"

    10. With the passage of time, I think a couple of things are now clear:Phil Jackson's coaching strength is probably his exceptional player management. In retrospect, nobody ever played better in their careers than when they played for him. Much as Kobe chafed under Jackson's leadership, all the non-Jackson Kobe seasons were disappointing Laker seasons. An unchained Kobe derailed his teams season after season under Tomjanovich and Mike D'Antoni. With Phil at the helm, they won championships.But even [...]

    11. This is being reprinted from my website Secure Immaturity. Please visit and comment:The year 2004 was a nasty, nasty year for the NBA. The Laker dynasty had ended in 2003 and the San Antonio Spurs were bringing in a new era of basketball to the world: defensive basketball and offensive fundamentals. The Detroit Pistons, in the Eastern Conference, took the Spurs 2003 championship to heart and did the same. Very soon the action-packed high scoring NBA was no more. Games were locked at 75-75 in OT [...]

    12. I try to read more of Phil's books all the time. As a coach, a boss, a leader I find that he has a lot of insight to offer in regard to dealing with personalities and helping people find their best selves. Is he perfect, of course not.he is a terrible general manager. As always this book delves deeply into a season with his Laker's team.his final season. After 3 championships, he loses a Final and learns soon after that he is no longer required. During the season we learned a lot about the Kobe/ [...]

    13. The Last SeasonBy: Phil Jackson The Last Season is a nonfiction book about the Los Angeles Lakers’ 2004 season. This book is presented from the coach, Phil Jackson’s, point of view; therefore it is told in first person. Coming from Phil Jackson’s point of view the reader can really feel and understand what he went through during the season, but the reader does not gain as much detail about the other important people in the book and what they feel. The other people in this book that have a [...]

    14. The stories about NBA legends make this book somewhat enjoyable, but Phil Jackson's ego-maniacal rhetoric had me wishing for this book to end long before it did.

    15. In The Last Season, Phil Jackson tells all about behind the scenes of the season the proved to be the final ride of the Lakers. From its beginnings in the off season with the signing of the future Hall of Famers which are Karl Malone and Gary Payton and the expectations it created and the felony sexual assault charges against Kobe Bryant “ that name rings a lot of bells” one of the league’s marquee superstars - Jackson describes the many challenges that arose during the season . Juggling t [...]

    16. The Last Season by Phil Jackson Philip Douglas A.K.A Phil Jackson was on born September 17, 1945. He is a former American professional basketball player and the current coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Jackson is one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NBA. His reputation was known as head coach of the Chicago Bulls from 1989 through 1998. During his coaching time, Chicago won six NBA titles. His next team, the Los Angeles Lakers, won five NBA titles from 2000 to 2010. In his fourteen [...]

    17. The Last Season by Phil Jackson was about him coaching the Lakers throughout his last season in the NBA. He had some ups and downs in the season and almost made it to the championship but lost in the round before the chip. The main conflict in the story is Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal fighting. They fought often and over a lot of nonsense and Phil had to stop them. Since Shaq and Kobe did not get along off the court they definitely did not get along on the court, which means they did not pla [...]

    18. I really enjoyed The Last Season, by Phil Jackson. The book is an autobiography about Phil Jackson, a basketball head coach, who coached the Los Angeles Lakers after coaching the Chicago Bulls. He has won nine rings with the Bulls and Lakers, and now he’s being asked to help the Lakers win another ring. I love this book, because people think that Phil Jackson is just an amazing coach, and he didn’t go through any adversities. This book teaches you about how he faced so many adversities and h [...]

    19. Candid, insightful journal of his last year coaching the Lakers. I read it to learn more about the intricacies of basketball, and how he tried to make a team out of a bunch of super-ego players. It was well worth the read, even if the story itself is ancient history now.

    20. he book chronicles Jackson’s final season coaching the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2003–2004 season, which turned out to be heartbreaking for fans and players alike. Jackson’s replay begins when Gary Payton and Karl Malone join the team; shortly thereafter, news emerges of the rape allegation against star player Kobe Bryant.This story, coupled with the ongoing tension between the tough Jackson and the egocentric Bryant, tinctures the entire season, even though the team makes it to the pl [...]

    21. The book chronicles Jackson’s final season coaching the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2003–2004 season, which turned out to be heartbreaking for fans and players alike. Jackson’s replay begins when Gary Payton and Karl Malone join the team; shortly thereafter, news emerges of the rape allegation against star player Kobe Bryant.This story, coupled with the ongoing tension between the tough Jackson and the egocentric Bryant, tinctures the entire season, even though the team makes it to the p [...]

    22. Lots of interesting dish on this long-past season. As a near-lifetime big-time Lakers fan, I've loved Phil Jackson and what he accomplished for my team (5 championships).But reading this book, his own words and musings, reminded me a little of the emperor and his new clothes. Just a whiff of that, mind you - one can absolutely not argue with Jackson's success, which just CANNOT be dumb luck. However, it seems his skill is a spiritual one, perhaps social as well.This book is filled with his refle [...]

    23. Enjoyed this read. Finished reading days earlier Mad Game, the NBA education of Kobe Bryant. Found this book on brother's shelf, Last Season, a Team in Search of its Soul. This was a page turner. Loved the daily insights Coach Jackson during his last season during the Shaq/ Kobe years. Knowing Phil Jackson would return and win a couple more OBrien trophies during the Bryant/ Gasol years, I felt a compelled to read this book.Can't imagine Jackson ever coming back to the Lakers now that he is Pres [...]

    24. The Last Season, is about the Los Angeles Lakers and a team in search of it’s soul. It is in the 2002-2003 year in first-person by the coach Phil Jackson who leads them to a NBA championship in the end. The story includes the conflict of Kobe Bryant's case in court, Shaquille O’ Neill having to share the phrase “star player,” the injury of such greats as Karl Malone, and Gary Payton, and pretty much every thing in between. This book takes you into the eyes of a team, with the potential t [...]

    25. When all was said and done, I didn't get much from this book. As a reader, I felt very removed from the action, as if viewing it from afar. I was hoping for more immediacy, like "Any Given Sunday," and to really feel what it must be like to run a high-profile team like the Lakers, but no. Jackson and his co-writer paint with broad strokes, offering vague and limited insight into Jackson's strategies, which is somewhat understandable, except that he expected that season to be his last.On that not [...]

    26. This book is about what Phil Jackson believes is his final year in the NBA as a coach (it wasn't) and what he thinks is very good about an intresting season. His team the Lakers was very hard to show what critics believe will win the NBA championship. He talks about the troubles of himselves and his team's bad about being over confident.I can connect to the world where people was too over confident. Being over confident was bad in the book and in the world it was bad because they think very unli [...]

    27. I have mixed feelings on this book - I am not an NBA fan and would probably not have listened to this audiobook if a friend hadn't given it to me, so I'm kind of ambivalent towards the subject matter - however, I've always liked Phil Jackson and this just made me respect him even more. Hearing about the petty issues that he had to deal with on a regular basis was staggering, both in the amount and type, but his unique take on coaching was certainly interesting. Also, it was remarkable how much I [...]

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