Sacred Hoops

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Sacred Hoops

A. Bibliography:
Jackson P. (1995). Sacred Hoops. 1st ed. New York, NY: Hyperion.

B. Summary:
Phil Jackson's book, Sacred Hoops is him telling a story about his spiritual basketball journey to becoming one of the greatest NBA coaches of all time. It starts out with him coaching a season of the Bulls, then it flashes back to his high school life and him winning the state championship for Williston High School. After that he goes from an all American in college to a player at the New York Knicks, and the New Jersey Nets. After realizing playing pro ball wasn't his thing, he turned to Zen Buddhism. From this Zen Buddhism he found himself, and found better ways to do things. He got asked to help coach the Nets as an assistant for a while. Phil also coached many minor league teams before becoming the assistant, and head coach of the Chicago Bulls where his career took off from there.

C. Essay:
The book: Sacred Hoops is about Phil Jackson and his story about the journey he took all the way from a little High School team, to coaching the Chicago Bulls where he won many National Championships. Sacred Hoops has many different ways that it relates to psychology. It relates to psychology when Phil kinda loses his way in life, and turns to Zen, How cognitive thinking can affect basketball playing, and how sports can deeply affect players emotions. Sacred Hoops relates to psychology in many ways, one of the first is that Phil kind of turned his life around with A religion called Zen Buddhism. Zen relates to psychology because it is a religion that is all about finding your inner self, and it helps you think in different, better ways. After Phil was kind of in a "drought" in his professional basketball career, he couldn't think of anywhere else to go but to Zen. This religion taught him that his thoughts had many forms. This mean, say he had the ball he would have different thought like angered thoughts,...
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