“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

“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.