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PBT Podcast: Talking coaching, “Basketball is Jazz” with David Thorpe

Basketball is Jazz

Basketball is Jazz.

It’s a new book, subtitled the “Stories and lessons from a basketball lifer” and written by the trainer to the pros and ESPN writer David Thorpe, who joins Kurt Helin for this podcast to talk about the book, and some coaching.

Basketball is jazz is also an excellent description of the game and the life skills that come from it. Both are about people with different skills and styles working to find common ground and be better as a whole. It’s about solos and compromise. It’s about putting aside personal glory for the betterment of the whole. It’s democracy. It’s compromise.

It’s life.

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