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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.
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The Big East
Inside the Most Entertaining and Influential Conference in College Basketball History
Dana O'Neil - Nov 09, 2021
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....
Jay Bilas
Mar 09, 2021
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
Larry Miller Time
The Story of the Lost Legend Who Sparked the Tar Heel Dynasty
Stephen Demorest - Sep 07, 2020
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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...
Jay Bilas
Oct 02, 2020
Really interesting book by author Stephen Demorest on Larry Miller, one of the first great players under Dean Smith.      source
Jimmy Dykes
The Film Doesn't Lie
Jimmy Dykes - Mar 03, 2020
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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...
Jay Bilas
Mar 02, 2020
GREAT book! Clearly, an expert did the proofreading. Jimmy’s grammar is “on the bubble.”      source
The Sport Business Handbook
Insights From 100+ Leaders Who Shaped 50 Years of the Industry
Rick Horrow - Feb 28, 2019
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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...
Jay Bilas
Mar 19, 2019
Really cool book by Rick Horrow, The Sports Business Handbook. Very well done and informative.      source
Blue Blood II
Duke-Carolina
Art Chansky - Oct 30, 2018
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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...
Jay Bilas
Aug 28, 2018
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
Radical Inclusion
What the Post-9/11 World Should Have Taught Us About Leadership
Martin Dempsey - Mar 06, 2018
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A WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST-SELLING BOOK NAMED BY THE WASHINGTON POST AS ONE OF THE 11 LEADERSHIP BOOKS TO READ IN 2018 Radical Inclusion: What the Post-9/11 World Should Have Taught Us About Leadership examines today’s leadership landscape and describes the change it demands of leaders. Dempsey and Brafman persuasively explain that today’s leaders ...
Jay Bilas
Mar 29, 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
Getting to Us
How Great Coaches Make Great Teams
Seth Davis - Mar 12, 2019
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What makes a coach great? How do great coaches turn a collection of individuals into a coherent "us"? Seth Davis, one of the keenest minds in sports journalism, has been thinking about that question for twenty-five years. It's one of the things that drove him to write the definitive biography of college basketball's greatest coach, John Wooden, Woo...
Jay Bilas
Mar 06, 2018
Seth Davis’ new book, “Getting to Us,” is available today. I read the book last week, and it is excellent. Great read!      source
Long Shots
Jay Wright, Villanova, and College Basketball’s Most Unlikely Champion
Dana O'Neil - Feb 01, 2017
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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...
Jay Bilas
Jan 19, 2017
Just finished Dana O'Neil's book "Long Shots" on Villanova's title year. Amazing, a real inside look! Must read.      source
The Legends Club
Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry
John Feinstein - Feb 21, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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On March 18, 1980, the Duke basketball program announced the hiring of Mike Krzyzewski, the man who would restore glory to the team. The only problem: no one knew who Krzyzewski was. Nine days later, Jim Valvano was hired by North Carolina State to be their new head coach. The hiring didn't raise as many eyebrows, but the two new coaches had a simi...
Jay Bilas
Feb 24, 2016
Just finished the outstanding book by John Feinstein, "The Legends Club." Great insight into Dean, K and Jimmy V.      source
The Blue Divide
Duke, North Carolina, and the Battle on Tobacco Road
Johnny Moore - Oct 01, 2014
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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...
Jay Bilas
Sep 13, 2014
Just finished reading "The Blue Divide" by Johnny Moore and Art Chansky: Terrific book! (Foreword was incredible).      source
The Walk On
John Feinstein - Sep 08, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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Bestselling sportswriter John Feinstein kicks off a new series for middle grade featuring Alex Myers, a student athlete who tries to take on the sports establishment in his new town. Alex Myers is a triple-threat athlete--great at football, basketball, and baseball. But he'll have to fight for a spot on the varsity team. Alex is a quarterback, bu...
Jay Bilas
Sep 12, 2014
Terrific book by John Feinstein, "The Walk-On": Supposed to be for "middle grade," but I loved it.      source