More Than a Game
More Than a Game is the odyssey of Jackson's journey—from New York Knick and world champion, to CBA coach, to six-time Chicago Bulls world champion, to this year's L.A. Lakers world champion—and the lessons in leadership he learned each step of the way. It is the tale of Rosen's journey as well, carrying the torch for the game of basketball through careers as star college player, CBA coach, and preeminent novelist of the game. It is also the story of the system Jackson coaches, the powertriangle, as put forth by Lakers assistant coach Tex Winter. The triangle can be understood as a philosophy of basketball and life—one that values role players almost as much as star players, and where fundamentals rule. More Than a Game is also a story of the friendship between Jackson and Rosen, forged in the sacred brotherhood of the hoop.
"The technical details in this wonderful book will give any fan a better appreciation of the game." —Publishers Weekly
"An unusual amalgam of biography, spiritualism, basketball technique, and journalism, this will be of strong interest for all basketball collections." —Library Journal
About Phil Jackson and Charley Rosen
PHIL JACKSON is a seven-time world champion NBA coach (six times with Chicago, once with Los Angeles). As a player, he spent most of his career with the New York Knicks, where he also won a world championship. His previous books are Maverick (with Charley Rosen) and Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior (Hyperion, 1996), a national bestseller, with Hugh Delehanty.
CHARLEY ROSEN is a commentator, analyst, author, and all around pro basketball presence. He played for Hunter College and spent many years coaching. He is an analyst for nba.com and hoopshype.com. He has written over 100 pieces for publications such as the New York Times Book Review, Penthouse, Sport, Inside Sports, and M. He lives in Accord, New York.