On Amazon.com - A Coach's Life by Dean Smith.
This book is an autobiography of one of the greatest coaches, and real gentlemen, of all time. Coach Smith talks about his life beginning with his simple Kansas childhood, his upbringing and how he got started in the coaching profession, and his 40-year career in college coaching, up through his NCAA championships. He discusses the evolution of his offensive and defensive strategies, including the four-corner offense. Many familiar basketball names (players and coaches) pop up along the way and Coach Smith talks of his relationships with them. Smith also relates some of the political issues of the day (including race), the evolution of and some of the problems associated with the game today, and puts forth his personal beliefs, his life fundamentals and faith in God. This is an interesting book, especially for coaches, and especially for Carolina fans.