Sports-related books or otherwise. Yes, I should've posted this a lot earlier. Yes, I left a lot out. Including stuff like, for nostalgia's sake, a pile of books by Bernard Waber (Lyle Lyle Crocodile) after I learned he died.
- I read Mark Titus's Don't Put Me In, Coach, which contains some excellent lines . I learned Thad Matta has a sense of humor, or can when he's bothered. My jaw dropped at the line about how the BCA classic tournament (Black Coaches' Association) was 3/5 as prestigious as the WCA tourney. A quick and good read. I don't know if it overlaps with his blog, but it's pretty funny.
- I read Underdawgs, a look at Butler's team in 2010 and their first national runner-up. It was a bit tame, with a lot we've heard before and probably overdoing the "Butler's team are nice, smart people" angle.
- I read Bobby Knight's Power of Negative Thinking, worthwhile if only for the annoying advice phrases it turns on its head. He's known what statisticians are only now showing: cut down the dumb mistakes and you'll do well. I may disagree with how to cut them down or motivate people to, but that's another book.
I also was too cheap to read more than the Amazon-free parts of Carson Cunningham's CBA book, which is probably my loss.
So, uh, anyone?