A review of sacred hoops by phil jackson

But it is not a great read. One could even go as far to say that it is disrespectful to practitioners of each of these religions that Jackson seemingly cherry picks bits and pieces that suit him and his story.

Phil was extremely successful winning 6 championships with the Chicago Bulls. Indeed, this criticism is mentioned in the forward by Senator Bill Bradley: There was an error submitting your subscription.

The thing that could have set them apart and raised them to the level of genuine greats would have been if they were willing to step up in the clutch and attempt, not necessarily make, mind you, just attempt, some big shots; this they both steadfastly refused to do and Jackson makes some effort to cover for them here.

And, of course, he had Jordan, who was truly bigger than the game and elevated the League to extraordinary heights.

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In reality as I read through the book it felt more like a cobbled together series of quotes from Christianity, Buddhism, and Native American tribal culture that speak to the events in Jacksons career with the benefit of hindsight.

Here he puts forth his coaching philosophies, an eclectic mix of hoop sense, Zen, Native American wisdom, and Western philosophy.

I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part and parcel of God," he is describing an experience very similar to the mindfulness Jackson describes.

To the cynics who will mock his spiritual approach to leadership, we can only offer the lyrics to an old song: And of course being a volleyball coach I have often been in conflict with basketball. When Emerson wrote, "In the woods, we return to reason and faith. Obviously, you have to take seriously any book written by a coach with as much success as Jackson had in his career.

Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior

If you fill this in, you will be marked as a spammer. Still, I thought it was a useful read from the perspective of offering up a different set of ways to look at things that could be filed away for potential future use or reference.

Having great players was certainly part of it, but so was a philosophical outlook. Sep 22, Ben Rollins rated it it was amazing I finally found the time to finish this incredibly interesting book! Powered by ConvertKit Share this: They range from group meditation sessions, to hanging Lakota warrior items on the locker room shelf, to splicing segments of the movie Wizard of Oz into game films to make a point.

There are basically four elements to Sacred Hoops. At best it is a philosophical reflection as rarely could it be said that Jackson describes his research or reflection as looking beyond his self for the divine.

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So how was Jackson so successful? Any fan can see this intense focus on the faces of Jordan or Kobe as they plat. Philosophy is a necessity, not a luxury. Standing on the bare ground, -- my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space, -- all mean egotism vanishes.

Chicago Bulls fans, in particular, should take interest in this inside view. Less interesting are his dissertations on a variety of religious and philosophical practices, mostly Far Eastern and Native American, and his attempts to incorporate them into his coaching techniques.Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice Volume 8|Issue 3 Article 5 July Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior, by Phil Jackson.

Very 'readable' book.

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Gentle autobiography from Phil Jackson, coach of the repeat three-peat Chicago Bulls, and now the championship LA Lakers. From Pentecostal parents to playing with Bill Bradley to coaching in San Juan to Michael Jordan and basketball history; Phil takes us on a journey of his life and mindful basketball.

Book review: Sacred Hoops by Phil Jackson

Speaking of basketball season ending and Michael Jordan, one of the NBAs all-time great coaches, Phil Jackson, is retiring this year after 20 years and 11 NBA titles.

He’s also written six books, and Sacred Hoops is one of my favorites. There is a lot of the. Sacred Hoops is an inside look at the higher wisdom of teamwork from Chicago Bulls' head coach Phil Jackson. At the heart of the book in Jackson's philosophy of mindful basketball-and his lifelong quest to bring enlightenment to the competitive world of professional sports/5(22).

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