The life of bobby knight in the book season on the brink by john feinstein

I think it is the saddest story ever in college sports because of all the elements involved: When you think of Knight, the chair is at least in the first paragraph along with some of his other meltdowns.

One was how many stories I'd forgotten--I have a pretty good memory--but when I began working through old notes and tapes there was so much that had escaped my memory: He made man-to-man defense THE defense which forces players to learn how to actually guard and learn to work with others on defense.

What would you do if you took over there?

A Season on the Brink

As for his golf, it is all between the ears -- which has always been the case. I would have been stunned if he had talked to me, though of course I would have been happy had he said yes. Bob is — I have often said Bob is the most black and white person I have ever met.

Actually, the fact that Knight didn't like the book, despite how fair Feinstein was to him, should be consider another notch against his character. This temper becomes perhaps the most important plotline throughout the book, as he has to figure out how to deal with his angry outbursts, while coaching an inexperienced team that would almost certainly wilt under the pressure if he were to constantly destroy them mentally.

A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers

I wish I could have talked to Valvano again. His latest book, "One on One: This is so far beyond any of that you can't even see the rest of it.

Always believed he and Dean Smith were the two most important figures in college athletics in the last 50 years. Stevie and Susan Carol are back, but this time its only Stevie doing the reporting. Bob is — I have often said Bob is the most black and white person I have ever met. That really rocked me.

I think it is the saddest story ever in college sports because of all the elements involved: Then I had dinner one night with Mary Carillo, who, you can tell from the book is one of my favorite people on earth. ThePostGame brings you the most interesting sports stories on the web.

Author John Feinstein Talks Books, Bobby Knight, Joe Paterno, Coach K And Tiger

Since I'd kept in pretty good touch with a lot of the Indiana guys, I knew the same was true: His short game, his putting and his mental approach were what put him so far ahead of everyone.A Season on the Brink chronicles the basketball season that John Feinstein spent following the Indiana Hoosiers and their fiery coach, Bob Knight.

Knight granted Feinstein an unprecedented inside look at college basketball -- with complete access to every moment of the season/5(7).

Bobby Knight, season on the Brink essays I am so glad that I chose this book "Season on the Brink". It shed new light in the life of Bobby Knight.

John Feinstein wrote this book masterfully, which is why this book was once a best seller. Mar 22,  · Bob Knight wants the last word on everything. Why do we bother listening?

John Feinstein The reporting what would become "A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight. This is the 2nd Feinstein book that I have read and it was as good as the 1st one, Let Me Tell You A Story.

His writing about Bob Knight didn't leave much out, besides some curse words. Its crazy to think about the access that he had to this team. Twenty-five years after it spent sixteen weeks at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, John Feinstein’s A Season on the Brink remains the classic of the genre and an unforgettable chronicle of his year spent following the Indiana Hoosiers and their fiery coach Bob Knight.

This anniversary edition features an updated package and a new Introduction by Feinstein/5(75). A Season on the Brink is a book by John Feinstein which detailed the season of Indiana University's men's basketball team, led by the controversial coach Bob Knight. Granted almost unprecedented access to the Indiana University basketball program, as well as insights into Knight's private life, the book spawned a new genre, as a legion of imitators wrote works covering a single year .

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