Coach Wooden's Forgotten Teams

Stories and Lessons from John Wooden's Summer Basketball Camps

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"Pat uncovers new insights into my father's life--his values, his faith, his intensely competitive spirit, and his serving heart."--Nan Wooden

"Pat Williams captures the essence of what makes John Wooden the greatest college basketball coach of all time."--Dick Vitale, Hall of Fame college basketball analyst

"Another treasure trove of life lessons by the great John Wooden. This book provides valuable insights on how to be better in basketball and in the game of life."--Mike D'Antoni, Houston Rockets head coach

"What a wonderful idea to capture Coach Wooden hard at work at his summer basketball camps. This book has great value to anyone in a position of leadership. I couldn't put it down."--Josh Pastner, Georgia Tech head men's basketball coach

"Coach Wooden is an example for all of us to follow, and I have long held his words and philosophies in high regard. Pat Williams's new book will make a big difference in your life."--Michael Malone, Denver Nuggets head coach

"Pat Williams captures not only the greatness but the goodness of John Wooden. Other than my own father, Coach Wooden is the greatest man I've ever known."--Dick Enberg, sportscaster, winner of multiple Hall of Fame and Emmy awards

"Pat Williams's great new book, Coach Wooden's Forgotten Teams, brings it all back--the fun, the excitement, and the joy of playing basketball under the instruction of Coach John Wooden himself!"--Ann Meyers Drysdale


Pat Williams, Author

Pat Williams is senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic. He has more than 50 years of professional sports experience, has written more than 100 books, including the popular Coach Wooden, Coach Wooden's Greatest Secret, and Character Carved in Stone. Find out more at www

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Jim Denney, Author

Jim Denney is the author of Walt's Disneyland, Answers to Satisfy the Soul, Writing in Overdrive, and the Timebenders series for young readers. He has written many books with Pat Williams, including Coach Wooden, The Difference You Make, and The Sweet Spot for Success. Learn more at

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