Coach

Ray Meyer, Author McGraw-Hill/Contemporary $0 (256p) ISBN 978-0-8092-4803-2
In this review of his 42 years as basketball coach of Chicago's DePaul University, Meyer underlines the point that good players make good coaches. His most successful years were at the beginning of his career, when he coached George Mikan, the best cager of his time, and toward the end, when the team boasted Mark Aguirre, a superstar even as a collegian. As to the years between, Meyer and Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist Sons trace a roller-coaster ride, but with more victories than defeats, since Meyer ended with over 700 wins. The most interesting material is presented in the first chapters, when Meyer describes trying to establish a team during the Depression and his problems in coaching a sport that had poor facilities and little support from the DePaul administration. Photos not seen by PW. (November)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1987
Release date: 01/01/1987
Paperback - 272 pages - 978-0-8092-4443-0
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