Geno: In Pursuit of Perfection


Geno: In Pursuit of Perfection Author Geno Auriemma
ISBN-10 0446694770
ISBN-13 9780446694773
Year 2009-10-29
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
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Controversial confrontational and driven Coach Geno Auriemma is a force to be reckoned with and the most accomplished male coach in women s basketball today In his relentless quest for excellence at the University of Connecticut he has led the Huskies to five national championships Yet his soul never rests For Auriemma life affords only the briefest moments of happiness a good round of golf forty minutes of great basketball a day at the beach with his family a nice glass of wine while disaster is seemingly always waiting to strike It s a fatalistic philosophy a remnant of his hardscrabble early years but it s an outlook that has driven him to unparalleled success In this deeply personal memoir Geno Auriemma reveals for the first time the man behind the legend He talks candidly about his coaching style famed for being one of the most demanding in all the sports world He spills the beans about his stormy dealings with other coaches such as his archrival Pat Summitt of the University of Tennessee And with warmth and a genuine love for his champions he writes openly about Diana Taurasi Sue Bird Nykesha Sales Rebecca Lobo Swin Cash and all of his other UConn stars who have gone on to stellar WNBA careers You get a courtside seat to all of the action including an epilogue on the 2004 05 season as well as interviews with the team s most celebrated players BOOK JACKET

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