“For all coaches out there, this book is a must-read.”
– John Calipari, Head Coach, University of Kentucky Wildcats
The Golden Whistle is for basketball coaches and every person who wants to become the best they can be!
This fable takes you on a journey into the heart of a coach’s world. You’ll meet Ted Faylor, the renowned Golden Whistle coach, who is at the pinnacle of his career; and Little K, his ambitious young student assistant, who knows he can be a great coach and is sure he has all the answers. But the novice coach has a lot to learn and he learns it all the hard way. This learning leads him to the ten Golden Nuggets, which hold the secrets to earning the Golden Whistle — success in basketball coaching and, more importantly, in life.
When you engage the teachings of the Golden Nuggets as Little K did, you’ll find that you can improve your coaching, your players, your team, and the lives of everyone around you.
“Yellow highlighters were invented for books like this. It’s the best blueprint for success I’ve seen in 35 years of searching.”
– Page Moir, NABC President; Head Coach, Roanoke College Men’s Basketball
“Direction for anyone on how to become successful in their area of expertise and in life. READ IT!”
– Glenn Wilkes, National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame; Head Coach, Stetson University Men’s Basketball (retired)
Author Jim Burson talks about The Golden Whistle and why he wrote it
“There are a lot of X and O books out there – I’ve probably read all of them – so I was inspired to write something a little different. The Golden Whistle combines a good story and ten nuggets that I think can help you no matter what you do in life.”
– Coach Jim Burson, author
A Great Read and an Excellent Resource Tool. I would highly recommend The Golden Whistle to individuals in any job or profession. It’s also the kind of book that can be re-read and studied over time. This book is a valuable resource tool for all, but it should be required reading for those beginning their career, whether it is coaching or not.
Thank you. #gofightswim
Must Read! I played for Coach Burson and everything I remember about playing for him is exemplified in this book. As a young coach the lessons in The Golden Whistle have forced me to evaluate my coaching style and look for ways to improve. The Golden Whistle is a must read for a coach of any sport
A terrific resource book on how to become a real winner. A great book for coaches of any sport and anyone in a leadership position. Thank you to Coach Burson.
This is the Coaching Bible. If you are a coach or a person in a leadership role, this is a must read…this book has helped me get motivated and be ready for the many pitfalls that lay ahead of me in my career.
Jim Burson is one of my favorite coaches. His book, The Golden Whistle, is one of the great coaching leadership books.
A wonderful resource for coaches and people in leadership. One of the best books I have ever read on coaching and leadership. Jim Burson gives great thoughts and tools for leaders to combine high expectations, hard work, empathy, a positive attitude and patience. There are thought-provoking questions and action steps to answer at the end of each key nugget to help implement these tools into your toolkit. Thank you, Coach, for creating such a wonderful resource!
I don’t read a whole lot, but The Golden Whistle by Jim Burson was one I had to finish! #goldennuggets #greatread
Easy to understand and can be applied in all aspects of life and work.
Basketball is Life! The book tells you how to be a better person first and as a result the greatest coach you can be! …. Are you up for the challenge?
“Essential reading …. to produce championship results.”
– from the foreword by George Raveling, Naismith Hall of Fame, Nike Director of International Basketball
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Also sold at the Naismith Hall of Fame gift shop and the College Basketball Hall of Fame gift shop.