Jay Scot Bilas is an American college basketball analyst who currently works for ESPN. Bilas is a former college basketball player and coach who played for and served as assistant under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke University, as well as a practicing attorney in North Carolina.
11 books on the list
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The Big East
Inside the Most Entertaining and Influential Conference in College Basketball History
The compulsively readable, definitive account of the greatest era of the most influential league in college basketball history, infused with the raucous spirit and roaring voices of the league's legendary coaches and players....
Fabulous book on the Big East by one of my all-time fave writers, Dana O’Neil. Damn, this book brings back memories and gets you juiced for March! – source
Jay BilasMar 09, 2021
LARRY MILLER is the tough-as-nails, fun-loving, working class bad boy who in the 1960s saved young North Carolina coach Dean Smith's job by winning his first two ACC titles and a trip to the National Championship game. A two-time All American, Miller is still the only Tar Heel ever named ACC Player of the Year twice. He was also the first heartthro...
Really interesting book by author Stephen Demorest on Larry Miller, one of the first great players under Dean Smith. – source
Jay BilasOct 02, 2020
Elite level coaches, business owners, CEOs and difference-makers from all walks of life share a common trait: they are masters at the process of evaluating. Film sessions are the life blood of any successful sports team, whether following a soaring win or a crushing loss. Nothing goes unchecked, and nothing gets taken for granted. They understand a...
GREAT book! Clearly, an expert did the proofreading. Jimmy’s grammar is “on the bubble.” – source
Jay BilasMar 02, 2020
If you love sports and are fascinated by business dealings in this trillion-dollar global industry, then this is the anthology you've been waiting for. The Sport Business Handbook: Insights From 100+ Leaders Who Shaped 50 Years of the Industry provides insider perspectives from more than 100 of the biggest names in the sport business industry. Plen...
Really cool book by Rick Horrow, The Sports Business Handbook. Very well done and informative. – source
Jay BilasMar 19, 2019
A follow-up to Blue Blood that tells the recent history of the Duke-Carolina college basketball rivalryWhen Art Chansky's Blue Blood was published in 2005, ESPN's Dick Vitale said it was about "the greatest rivalry, not just in college basketball, but in all of sports" and the book was hailed by The East Carolinan as the "holy text for both sides o...
Finished yet another book today...Blue Blood II by Art Chansky is about the Duke-UNC rivalry. It takes the reader through every high and low on both sides and is a roller coaster upon which the reader brims with pride and blood boils at every perceived slight. What a rivalry. – source
Jay BilasAug 28, 2018
Just now finishing Martin Dempsey and Ori Brafman’s new book, Radical Inclusion. It’s an outstanding presentation of new thinking on leadership. A great read. – source
Jay BilasMar 29, 2018
Seth Davis’ new book, “Getting to Us,” is available today. I read the book last week, and it is excellent. Great read! – source
Jay BilasMar 06, 2018
31 years after the Perfect Game – Villanova’s shocking national championship upset over Georgetown – Nova struck again with the Perfect Shot, taking down North Carolina in one of the most thrilling finishes in sports history. The shot and second national title in school history were the culmination of 15 years of Coach Jay Wright painstakingly buil...
Just finished Dana O'Neil's book "Long Shots" on Villanova's title year. Amazing, a real inside look! Must read. – source
Jay BilasJan 19, 2017
Just finished the outstanding book by John Feinstein, "The Legends Club." Great insight into Dean, K and Jimmy V. – source
Jay BilasFeb 24, 2016
A complete look at the storied basketball rivalry between the Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels, this guide is penned by two authorities on the subject—Art Chansky, a bestselling author and sports reporter who has covered the famed match up since his days as a student reporter at UNC and Johnny Moore, who has been intimately involved wi...
Just finished reading "The Blue Divide" by Johnny Moore and Art Chansky: Terrific book! (Foreword was incredible). – source
Jay BilasSep 13, 2014
Terrific book by John Feinstein, "The Walk-On": Supposed to be for "middle grade," but I loved it. – source
Jay BilasSep 12, 2014