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Your Favorite Coaches and Their Favorite Books

Yesterday on his website, Calipari unveiled his new “Coach Cal’s Book Club” featuring a list of literary works he has read and recommends. Viewers can browse through books by category and even see what books are currently sitting on Coach Cal’s desk. It’s great for everyone who loves Calipari and, umm, books. Yeah.

So this got me thinking: What books do other coaches read? Surely other coaches read books too, right?

It turns out all coaches read books and although not all of them have book clubs, they were nice enough to share their favorites with us.

Have a look…

Rick Pitino…

“Bounce Back: Overcoming Setbacks to Succeed in Business and in Life”

Whether in sports or in life, you have to know how to bounce back. In this book, Coach Cal gives you a blueprint for overcoming life’s setbacks. Like, losing recruits to rival coaches in the same state.

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“Tide to Go Pen: Directions and Handling Instructions”

Tide to Go is the #1 instant stain remover and helps remove some of your toughest fresh food and drink stains. And the stains that follow food and drink.

(Instruction manual included with purchase of any Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover)

Billy Gillispie…

“Big Bad Ass Book of Shots”

A hip, authoritative guide to shots, shooters, and slammers, destined to become the twenty-something barfly’s bible. Also good for those looking to hang out with twenty-somethings.

Mike Kryzewzski…

“Stuff White People Like”

You know who they are: They’re white people. And they’re here, and you’re gonna have to deal. Fortunately, here’s a book that investigates, explains, and offers advice for finding social success with the Caucasian persuasion.

Also useful to some as a recruiting guide.

Pat Knight…

“Shit My Dad Says”

“Chairs My Dad Throws” coming soon.

Bruce Pearl…

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“The H.T. Hackney Company, Employee Handbook”

For all new hires.

“Weber Grills’ Official Barbecue Cookbook”

Irresistible steaks, BBQ chicken, pork, and burgers; Perfect for illegal recruiting visits!!!

Bernie Fine…

“I Said No!”

College coaches can be disgusting.

Steve Masiello…

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“Scalping Derby Tickets for Dummies”

Cash only! Money up front! Great seats!

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

35 Comments for Your Favorite Coaches and Their Favorite Books



  1. Ryan Carriss
    1:10 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    1st!!!



  2. wtf?
    1:11 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    Losing your touch, Drew. Or are you going for worst KSR blogger since BTI is now gone?



  3. Drew Franklin
    1:13 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    2. — I’m not going for anything. I’m just here.



  4. jaxcats8503
    1:15 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    I disagree with #2. I thought this post was excellent.



  5. GW
    1:18 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    What is it with people hating on the writing of this site? If you don’t like it, you don’t have to read it. Simple as that.



  6. Drew Franklin
    1:19 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    5. — I hate all of it.



  7. gtowncatfan
    1:22 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    Nailed it.



  8. ms
    1:32 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    Coach Cal gives you a blueprint for overcoming life’s setbacks i think you mean Pitino?????



  9. Bobbyperrysucks
    1:33 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    Cals new book. How to get a university put on probation and leave town!



  10. Kenny Powers
    1:33 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    #2, I actaully thought it was one of the best posts ive seen in a while, sans the zellers



  11. UKGirl
    1:34 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    2) I thought is was clever. Good job Drew.



  12. IUWho?
    1:41 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    Check out this gay a** video IU has posted on there website.

    http://iuhoosiers.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/ind-m-baskbl-body.html



  13. B
    1:42 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    # 9’s new book. “How to troll a good team’s website when your team sucks.”



  14. ashland cat
    1:43 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    I shook my head, then laughed at #2



  15. IUWho?
    1:44 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    You will have to watch like the first 20 seconds, but it starts when Tom Crean Starts talking. ^^^



  16. bloobloodcat
    1:48 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    #9 might be humorous if Cal had any program “put on probation” during his coaching career. Maybe #9 should check to see if either UMass or Memphis basketball had a single day of probabtion before posting.



  17. You have got to be serious
    1:50 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    12.) I agree stupid as hell, it is the same highlights over and over. I think they have three dunks in three years, yayayyyyyyyy. We could match that wwith one game.



  18. Dee
    1:54 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    is it too soon with the Bernie Fine crack???? Other than that….Good post…



  19. Blue Daisey
    2:00 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    Drew, have you done a facebook post with the IU program yet. If not, please do. If so, please re post.



  20. MIDDAY
    2:02 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    Roy Williams – The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin



  21. Al's IndiCats
    2:05 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    9 must be thinking of IU and Kelvin Sampson! Or lil Ricky cheating on his wife



  22. BigKitty
    2:09 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    Drew, any way we can put a rush order in for an “Indiana Hate Day” post….I think they have warranted it with the stupid sh*t they’ve been saying lately



  23. Bobbyperrysucks
    2:25 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    #16
    Updated: August 21, 2009, 12:45 PM ET
    Memphis also gets 3 years’ probation

    ESPN.com
    Archive



  24. Bobbyperrysucks
    2:36 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    How to get the SAT scores you need to be one and done. A how to book by john calipari.



  25. BLUE HAZE
    2:49 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    Happy Holidays Nate!



  26. JustRan9Miles
    2:51 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    Cal needs to read a book on how to not be a fat [email protected] Man, have a little pride and just say no to seconds. He expects his players to be in shape but is a fat slob himself.



  27. Coach Cal
    2:54 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    I’m writing a book now on how to have certain people funnel players to your program with $$$ and pre paid debit cards and not get caught. Nike and Uncle Wes have contributed to the book.



  28. Terry
    3:09 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    Well we now have the first wrong thing Cal has done while emporer of bbn. Uk fans and reading and books huh wrong deal.



  29. BowelMovement
    3:33 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    Cal and his pimps, Nike and Wes bring him players. The parents and handlers pocket the gifts and send these star players to let honest Cal roll the ball out there. As Cal always says, “make a play” and “do what you do.” I guess while in CUSA (see 4 NIT’s) he realized he was a [email protected] coach and decided to cut every corner in the book to get NBA read talent and mask his inept coaching skills. Dribble drive equals streetball and roll it out there.



  30. Bulldawg
    4:26 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    you know your coach and team are doing something right when half the posts on your team website are from other fans hatin’. BBN is #1. Everybody wants to be us baby!!!!!!!!!

    #1 team in the country
    #1 recruiting class
    #1 fan base in the world
    #1 recruiting coach in the country
    #1 in attendance errie year

    the list could go on and on… that’s why haters be hatin’

    teach me bout Kentucky…errie bidy dunkin’



  31. commonsense
    4:46 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    @29 or the other non uk fans, wanting to be us. IF CAL wanted to come to your sucky ass school you’d take him, if wall, bleadsoe, big cuz did you would too…



  32. Truth
    5:13 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    Most UK fans are broke.



  33. Jeremy
    5:14 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    You need to do an Indiana facebook page drew



  34. Truth
    5:14 pm December 8, 2011 Permalink

    Bledsoe Can’t read. should not have been allowed to go to any college, even uk.



  35. Ky El Toro
    5:01 am December 9, 2011 Permalink

    #1, Ryano, what’s the point of being first without saying something interesting or contributing to the conversation? Who gives a crap? You might as well just be last.