May 21, 2013 — Jackson is famous for his philosophical take on basketball and for the many stars he led to championship triumphs. He taught his players yoga and gave them assigned reading — but also pushed them to intensely practice fundamental skills. His new book looks back on a legendary coaching career.
Mar 5, 2013 — Pat Summitt grew up on a rural farm and went on to a stellar career in basketball. As head coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols, she won more games than any other basketball coach in NCAA history. Her new memoir, Sum It Up, records her memories even as she is losing them to Alzheimer's.
May 4, 2010 — It's Jesus versus his evil twin (really) in Philip Pullman's newest. Fierce will and family love take the first lady's brother from the South Side to the Ivy League in a surprisingly affecting memoir. A big novel of a Big Love-style family, in The Lonely Polygamist. And Chelsea Handler goes off in Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang.
Mar 13, 2008 — C. Vivian Stringer, head coach of the Rutgers University women's basketball team, discusses her 800th career game win, bouncing back from Don Imus' racial slur against her team, and her autobiography Standing Tall: A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph.
Nov 2, 2004 — Boston Celtics icon Red Auerbach is full of stories. Now retired, he still evokes moments that made legends out of Wilt Chamberlain and Larry Bird — and Auerbach himself. NPR's Steve Inskeep and Auerbach discuss a life in basketball.