“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 remarkable book by a remarkable teacher and coach, the great Jim Burson. A “must read” for any coach and teacher.
Coach, just finished your book, The Golden Whistle. Every coach should read this. Can’t wait to use the nuggets in my coaching.
I don’t read a whole lot, but The Golden Whistle by Jim Burson was one I had to finish! #goldennuggets #greatread
Couldn’t have a more gorgeous day to read The Golden Whistle. Great read this first day of Summer. Awesome book! Resonates well with me.
You nailed it. Being a coach of 40+ years I appreciate your insights into what it takes to become a coach with a golden whistle. New guys read and reflect on the nuggets, they will serve you well.
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?
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.
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!
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.
The Golden Whistle made me stop & think about how I coach. Best book I’ve read 4 coaches. If u hvnt read it ur missing out.
“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.