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Five-Point Play: The Story of Duke's Amazing 2000-2001 Championship Season
The story of Duke University's 2000-2001 championship basketball season is one of a young inexperienced team, insurmountable odds, and the visionary coach that brought them to victory.
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by Warner Books
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Five-Point Play ,by Mike Krzyzewski, is a excellent story of a team that in the face of adversity was able to stick together and become more than National Champions. Viewed as one of the best basketball coaches to ever live, Coach K gives you an inside look into his locker room that has never been seen before. This book gives the reader the ability to understand just what makes Coach K such great coach. From his motivational techniques to his game time strategy you will be amazed by what goes th ...more
Five Point Play: The Story of Duke's Amazing 2000-2001 Championship Season by Mike Krzyzewski (Warner Books 2001)(796.32363). This is the story of the 2001 national championship season when the Blue Devils, led by Shane Battier and Jason Williams, beat Arizona for the national crown. This was also the year that I saw the most improbable comeback of all time by Duke: at Maryland, Duke came back from ten points down with 51 seconds to go to force overtime and win the game. My rating: 7/10, finishe ...more
I really liked this because it described everything that the team and coaching staff did. It also described their feelings and emotions very well, especially when the team was down or not doing good coach K described what it was like for them and everything they went through. It shared what everyone thought about each other which was very interesting. My favorite part was when they were in the NCAA tournament because there was so much excitement. I recommend this to any body that likes basketbal ...more
This is an okay book recalling Duke University's 2001 NCAA Championship run. The writing style is bearable, but the book itself is full of platitudes and cliches. I didn't find the book particularly inspiring. However, it is an easy read and while I would obviously recommend this book more to Duke basketball fans or Dick Vitale, NCAA fans in general will enjoy this book that gives you some insight into Coach K and his how his philosophy extends beyond the court and into real life.
Five-Point Play was a great book about Dukes 2000-2001 Championship season. They have many ups and downs including leaving their correct uniforms at home. At some points the book was a little boring and slow but when he was describing the games it felt like he was coaching me. I really enjoyed reading this book and I think others would like it too.
Mike Krzyzewski has been the basketball coach of the Duke Blue Devils for twenty-seven years, winning three NCAA championships and twelve national Coach of the Year awards. He is revered and respected by sports fans and business leaders everywhere. Coach K. lives with his family in Durham, North Carolina.More about Mike Krzyzewski...