“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
Not Just for Basketball’ers. I’m not a sports fan, but this book hits my interests, actually relates as much to Zen and the practice of conflict resolution as it does to sport. Any sport. …. A very human view of athletics, a push for compassion in lifestyle.
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
The Golden Whistle by Jim Burson is a great easy-read book that is thought provoking about coaching.
Jim Burson is one of my favorite coaches. His book, The Golden Whistle, is one of the great coaching leadership books.
Great book for any coach! Great book for coaches! Really help you put thing into perspective! I recommend this book to any coach at any level.
Just finished The Golden Whistle! Great stuff, thanks!
A Great Book! An absolute must-read for all teachers and coaches.
If you haven’t read Jim Burson’s The Golden Whistle, you need to. It belongs with all the Wooden, Coach K etc., books that all have read.
Finished this book and I strongly suggest every coach try and read it, if you want to be better. Thank you Jim Burson.
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!
“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.