The Jordan Rules

The New York Times Bestseller, Now in eBook Format and Updated With a New Introduction This is the 20th anniversary of the explosive bestseller that changed the way the world viewed one of the greatest athletes in history, revealing for the ...

Author: Sam Smith

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1938120531

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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The New York Times Bestseller, Now in eBook Format and Updated With a New Introduction This is the 20th anniversary of the explosive bestseller that changed the way the world viewed one of the greatest athletes in history, revealing for the first time Michael Jordan's relentless drive to win anything and everything, at any cost. NBA Hall of Fame columnist Sam Smith had unlimited access to the team and its players during their championship 1991-92 season, which he details in the new introduction, along with candid revelations about his sources, and the reaction from Michael, his teammates, the media, and the fans when the book blasted onto the bestseller lists in 1992 (where it stayed for three months). With more than a million copies in print, and just published for the first time in eBook format, The Jordan Rules remains the ultimate inside look at one of the most legendary teams in sports history.

Second Coming

The story of Jordan's departure from and return to the Chicago Bulls describes his anguish over his father's death and his attempts to succeed in major league baseball

Author: Sam Smith

Publisher: HarperTorch

ISBN: 9780061094552

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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The story of Jordan's departure from and return to the Chicago Bulls describes his anguish over his father's death and his attempts to succeed in major league baseball

Michael Jordan

Phil Jackson, Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior (New York
: Hyperion, 1995), p. 172. 10. Ibid., p. 101. 11. Ibid., pp. 100–101. 12. Ibid., p. 101.
13. Sam Smith, The Jordan Rules: The Inside Story of a Turbulent Season with ...

Author: David L. Porter

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313337673

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Profiles the legendary basketball player who is one of the wealthiest and most popular athletes in the world.

The Devil Problem

Anyone can hit a fifteen-foot shot, sneakers to the floor; only a professional can
manage it with a leaping lump of muscle in his ... Frank Layden, the former Utah
Jazz coach,oncesaid to Jordan's biographer Jim Naughton, “The Jordan Rules?

Author: David Remnick

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 080417363X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 448

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Readers know from his now classic Lenin's Tomb that Remnick is a superb portraitist who can bring his subjects to life and reveal them in such surprising ways as to justify comparison to Dickens, Balzac, or Proust. In this collection, Remnick's gift for character is sharper than ever, whether he writes about Gary Hart stumbling through life after Donna Rice or Mario Cuomo, who now presides over a Saturday morning radio talk show, fielding questions from crackpots, or about Michael Jordan's awesome return to the Chicago Bulls -- or Reggie Jackson's last times at bat. Remnick's portraits of such disparate characters as Alger Hiss and Ralph Ellison, Richard Nixon and Elaine Pagels, Gerry Adams and Marion Barry are unified by this extraordinary ability to create a living character, so that the pieces in this book, taken together, constitute a splendid pageant of the representative characters of our time.

There Is No Next

Though I occasionally get mentioned as such, I am not a Jordan biographer. My
book, The Jordan Rules, at the time of publication in 1991 was viewed as
negative toward Jordan, though I likened the reaction more like when I saw Willie
Mays ...

Author: Sam Smith

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1626815097

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 246

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Thirty years after Michael Jordan’s first NBA game comes an oral history of his legendary career, told by the men who played with him and against him, coached him, and witnessed first-hand the iconic greatness of the most dominant athlete sports has ever seen. Featuring interviews with: Larry Bird • Magic Johnson • Phil Jackson • Reggie Miller • Isiah Thomas • Reggie Theus • Chris Mullin • Doug Collins • Dominique Wilkins • Steve Kerr • John Paxson • David Stern • Gregg Popovich • Derek Harper • Bill Walton • Karl Malone • Horace Grant • Joe Dumars • Danny Ainge • B.J. Armstrong • Marv Albert • Grant Hill • Jerry Colangelo • Bill Cartwright • Jerry Reinsdorf • Johnny Bach • Rod Thorn • Rick Barry • Kevin Loughery • David Axelrod • President Barack Obama • and many more! Written by Sam Smith—author of the New York Times bestseller THE JORDAN RULES and recent inductee into the NBA Hall of Fame—THERE IS NO NEXT assembles a cast of Hall-of-Famers, teammates, opponents, coaches, and others who experienced the ferocious drive and unparalleled greatness that defined Jordan’s career. Packed with previously untold stories and stunning insight into Jordan and his six championships, THERE IS NO NEXT is the last word on why there has never been, and will never be, another Michael Jordan.

When Nothing Else Matters

The closed practices were a reminder that few league rules applied to Jordan.
Angry reporters in Washington called the NBA offices, to ask for enforcement of
the media access rule, the violation of which by the Wizards was punishable by ...

Author: Michael Leahy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471108597

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

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As one of the greatest, most celebrated athletes in history, Michael Jordan conquered professional basketball as no one before. Powered by a potent mix of charisma, near superhuman abilities and a ferocious drive to dominate the game, he achieved every award and accolade conceivable before retiring from the Chicago Bulls and taking an executive post with the Washington Wizards. But retirement didn't suit the man who was once king, and at the advanced age of thirty-eight Michael Jordan decided it was time to reclaim the court that was once his. WHEN NOTHING ELSE MATTERS is the definitive account of Jordan's equally spectacular and disastrous return to basketball. Having closely followed Jordan's final two seasons, Michael Leahy draws a fascinating portrait of an intensely complex man hampered by injuries and assaulted by younger players eager to usurp his throne. In this enthralling book Jordan emerges as an ambitious, at times deeply unattractive character with, unsurprisingly, a monstrous ego. WHEN NOTHING ELSE MATTERS is an absorbing portrait not only of one athlete's overriding ambition, but also of a society so in thrall to its sports stars that it is blind to all their faults.

The Jazz Cadence of American Culture

and consent to the exploitation of black bodies in Jordan's explicit cultural
symbolism , as he provides brilliant glimpses of black culture's ingenuity of ... For
a critical look at Jordan behind the myth , see Sam Smith , The Jordan Rules (
New ...

Author: Robert C. O'Meally

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231104494

Category: Music

Page: 665

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Offers thirty-five essays on jazz and the blues, their relationships to other arts, and what they reveal about American society

Blood on the Horns

Describes the friction between players, coaches, and management of the Chicago Bulls during their 1997-98 season

Author: Roland Lazenby

Publisher: Addax Publishing Group Incorporated

ISBN: 9781886110595

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 273

View: 952

Describes the friction between players, coaches, and management of the Chicago Bulls during their 1997-98 season

Power Forward

To say this group was rough on Obama is like saying the Pistons were rough on
Jordan. Forget the Jordan rules. These were the Obama rules. It seemed like I
was watching a trial. The candidate was seated in the front of the room, and ...

Author: Reggie Love

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476763364

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Every path to adulthood is strewn with missteps, epiphanies, and hard-earned lessons. Only Reggie Love’s, however, went through the White House by way of Duke University’s Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mentored by both Coach Krzyzewski and President Obama, Love shares universal insights learned in unique circumstances, an education in how sports, politics, and life can define who you are, what you believe in, and what it takes to make a difference. Power Forward tells the story of the five years Love worked as a personal assistant to Senator Obama as a candidate for president, and President Obama, and it is a professional coming of age story like no other. What the public knows was well put by Time magazine in 2008: “[Love’s] official duties don’t come close to capturing Reggie’s close bond with Obama, who plays a role that is part boss and part big brother.” What the public doesn’t know are the innumerable private moments during which that bond was forged and the President mentored a malleable young man. Accountability and serving with pride and honor were learned during unsought moments: from co-coaching grade school girls basketball with the president; lending Obama his tie ahead of a presidential debate; managing a personal life when no hour is truly his own; being tasked with getting the candidate up in the morning on time for long days of campaigning. From his first interview with Senator Obama, to his near-decision not to follow the president-elect to the White House, to eventually bringing LeBron, Melo, D-Wade, and Kobe to play with the President on his forty-ninth birthday, Love drew on Coach K’s teachings as he learned to navigate Washington. But it was while owning up to losing (briefly) the President’s briefcase, figuring out how to compete effectively in pick-up games in New Hampshire during the primary to secure support and votes, babysitting the children of visiting heads of state, and keeping the President company at every major turning point of his historic first campaign and administration, that Love learned how persistence and passion can lead not only to success, but to a broader concept of responsibility.

You Can t Fire Everyone

I found it remarkable that Red not only perceived this about me—without me
mentioning it—but found a solution to the problem. ... If it weren't for the “Russell
Rules”—these came long before theJordan Rules”—it would never have

Author: Hank Gilman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101476141

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 813

A practical, entertaining handbook for people who never expected to be bosses. Plenty of managers never asked, expected, or trained to be put in charge of other people. But when it happens, these accidental bosses often find that learning to manage is like learning to swim by being dropped into the deep end of the pool. Hank Gilman knows what that's like. As a top editor for Fortune, Newsweek, and the Boston Globe, he has helped nurture some outstanding talent. His success can be attributed largely to his management style, which allows him to treat his employees like, well, humans, while holding them accountable. But he was far from a natural when it was time to take charge. Gilman shares the lessons he's learned-through trial and error-during his two decades as a manager in one of the craziest businesses on the planet. Writing in a warm but no-nonsense voice, he offers straight-up advice on the ins and outs of hiring, firing, motivating, and dealing with cranky superstars. Gilman argues that your employees should always come first-and that managing down, as opposed to managing up, will ultimately lead to a successful career as a boss.

Eleven Rings

But that tactic didn't work with Jordan, who wasn't easily intimidated. To contain
him, coach Chuck Daly devised a strategy called “the Jordan Rules” designed to
wear Michael down by slamming him with multiple bodies whenever he had the ...

Author: Phil Jackson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101617969

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 369

The inside story of one of basketball's most legendary and game-changing figures A New York Times bestseller During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values. Jackson was tagged as the “Zen master” half in jest by sportswriters, but the nickname speaks to an important truth: this is a coach who inspired, not goaded; who led by awakening and challenging the better angels of his players’ nature, not their egos, fear, or greed. This is the story of a preacher’s kid from North Dakota who grew up to be one of the most innovative leaders of our time. In his quest to reinvent himself, Jackson explored everything from humanistic psychology and Native American philosophy to Zen meditation. In the process, he developed a new approach to leadership based on freedom, authenticity, and selfless teamwork that turned the hypercompetitive world of professional sports on its head. In Eleven Rings, Jackson candidly describes how he: • Learned the secrets of mindfulness and team chemistry while playing for the champion New York Knicks in the 1970s • Managed Michael Jordan, the greatest player in the world, and got him to embrace selflessness, even if it meant losing a scoring title • Forged successful teams out of players of varying abilities by getting them to trust one another and perform in sync • Inspired Dennis Rodman and other “uncoachable” personalities to devote themselves to something larger than themselves • Transformed Kobe Bryant from a rebellious teenager into a mature leader of a championship team. Eleven times, Jackson led his teams to the ultimate goal: the NBA championship—six times with the Chicago Bulls and five times with the Los Angeles Lakers. We all know the legendary stars on those teams, or think we do. What Eleven Rings shows us, however, is that when it comes to the most important lessons, we don’t know very much at all. This book is full of revelations: about fascinating personalities and their drive to win; about the wellsprings of motivation and competition at the highest levels; and about what it takes to bring out the best in ourselves and others. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Detroit Pistons

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Longest - Running Hit . Champaign , III . ... The Jordan Rules . New York : Simon

Author: Steve Addy

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781571671448

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 263

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During the 40 years that the Pistons have made their home in Detroit, the franchise has spanned the spectrum of success, from years of frustration to back-to-back NBA championships. Motor city basketball fans will relive all of the pistons' most memorable moments in this book. This team -- and NBA-endorsed publication includes easy-to-read stories and hundreds of photographs, many that have never been circulated to the general public. Players from all decades are featured, including Dave DeBusschere in the '50s and '60s to Dave Bing and Bob Lanier in the '70s to Isiah Thomas and Grant Hill in the '80s and '90s.

Denver Broncos eBook Bundle

Let's get this out of the way. Manning can be a real a pain in the ass. He is Peyton
Freaking Manning.You're not. Got it?Good. A perfectionist can behard tolive with.
In Chicago, the Bulls adhered to the Jordan Rules, setdownby Michael.


Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493016997

Category: Travel


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Calling all Broncos fans! Get three great reads about the Denver NFL franchise’s past, present, and future in this compelling eBook bundle. You get three books for the price of one, including: No Plan B, the story of Peyton Manning’s historic comeback; My Off-Season with the Broncos by Loren Landow, the team’s “unofficial trainer” during the 2011 lockout; and ’77 Broncos, a historical look at one of the team’s best seasons. This collection is offered by Taylor Trade, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield and specialty publisher in Colorado sports history.

The Lancet

Mr. Furneaux | not too cold part of England ; out of the “ search of the Jordan's
rule is plain and wholesome physiology . " Put glacier wind , " says Mr. Ruskin ,
and as much as possible in your irritating agent , ” he says , “ on the circumjacent




Category: Medicine


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The New Yorker

Not since childhood cal presence — and so when we played had you wept this
way , head back , throat him we devised a strategy called the Jordan Rules . We
committed ourselves to open like a hound . Of course the howling double ...




Category: Literature


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Land Water and Development

While the Netherlands is highly dependent on good management of the Rhine
upstream it is in no way as vulnerable as Egypt on the Nile. The life of Egypt ...
Table 7.5 here demonstrates the application of the Helsinki Rules to the Jordan.

Author: Malcolm Newson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134732309

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 227

This is a fully revised and expanded second edition of Malcolm Newson's acclaimed book. Exploring in greater depth the meaning of sustainability in river basin development this new edition: * highlights the rapid evolution of practical concepts since the Rio Earth Summit * features new illustrations and case studies from Australia, South Africa and Israel * makes the ecosystem model more explicit throughout * strengthens coverage of the linkages between land and water management.

The Catering Industry Employee

SPORTS CONDONSATIONS Running With The Money quisite for any star who
would have all fans at his altar . Jordan has corrected this oversight with , what
else , " The Jordan Rules , " spelling , punctuation , profit . sharing by Sam Smith ,
a ...




Category: Restaurants


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