The Golden Whistle (Paperback)

Going Beyond: The Journey to Coaching Success

By Jim Burson

Exohs, 9780996002202, 192pp.

Publication Date: March 22, 2014



For basketball coaches and every person who wants to become the best they can be This fable takes you on a journey into the heart of a coach's world. You'll meet Ted Faylor, the renowned Golden Whistle coach, who is at the pinnacle of his career; and Little K, his ambitious young student-assistant, who knows he can be a great coach and is sure he has all the answers. But the novice coach has a lot to learn and he learns it all the hard way. This learning leads him to the 10 Golden Nuggets, which hold the secrets to earning the Golden Whistle - success in basketball coaching and, more important, in life. When you engage the teachings of the Golden Nuggets as Little K did, you'll find that you can improve your coaching, your players, your team, and the lives of everyone around you.

About the Author

Dr. James (Jim) Burson, creator of Solution-Based Basketball(r), is known as a "coach's coach .... and a respected sage in the [coaching] fraternity" (Sports Illustrated) for his lifetime commitment to the game. He also authored The Daily Nugget: Motivations for Basketball Coaches and Everyone Who Loves the Game and writes a widely-read coaching blog at his website, Jim is a consultant for basketball coaches and sports companies, including Nike. He is past president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and is a member of the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame, where he serves on the board of directors. An all-time top Division III coach, Jimtaught and coached for over 40 years at Muskingum University in Ohio. Jim is a popular motivational speaker, known to recite poetry spontaneously. He is an ardent student of Ralph Waldo Emerson, despite his disappointment when he learned Emerson never coached basketball."