“A treasure trove of inspiration.
An amazing book by an amazing coach and man.”
Jay Bilas, ESPN
More than ever, it’s the communication and relationship issues that can make or break our programs.
Now there’s The Daily Nugget – a year round motivation and relationship system for every coach and team.
“Every coach has an offensive and defensive system. Good coaches have a rebound and fast break system as well. But great coaches have a motivation and relationship system in place. The Daily Nugget is your daily guide.”
– Jim Seward, School of Hoops
THE DAILY NUGGET is written by a coach for coaches. When you engage this book, you get powerful connections with everyone in your program, from players to parents and officials. Let your players have their own copies and you’ll see a chain reaction, as they begin to motivate themselves and each other.
Filled with priceless wisdom and advice.”
– George Raveling, Nike Director of International Basketball, Naismith Hall of Fame
Designed for busy coaches, the book is organized by the five key seasons of basketball – pre-season, early season, mid-season, post-season and summer season. Each section opens with season-specific tips for how to use the nuggets and closes with a summary of how things went.
You’ll learn how to:
- Bring out the best in yourself, your players and everyone around you
- Motivate and inspire your players through good times and tough times
- Communicate with your players year round
- Build the strong relationships that create long-term success
Coach Burson has had a profound impact on my life as a coach. The Daily Nugget shares so much of the wisdom and expertise that I’ve learned from him – it is an absolute must read for any coach looking to master their craft and positively influence their players.”
– Alan Stein, Stronger Team
Whether you’re a veteran coach or just starting out, there’s no better way to lift and motivate your players – and yourself – than by engaging The Daily Nugget every day.
“Absolutely superb intertwining of philosophy with the game of basketball. One of my own very best blessings in life was to have served as an assistant coach for Jim…I learned so much about both basketball and life, that 34 years later, the foundation of my own coaching philosophy continues to be based on those teachings…most of which I saw included as I read ‘The Daily Nugget.'” – William L. Brown, Men’s Head Basketball Coach, Wittenberg University
“Nuggets for Life. A great read for anyone in the coaching field or any person seeking to improve their life.” – Pete Liptrap, 400-win Head Coach Pickerington and Pickerington North High School
“This book is meant for anyone who breathes and has a heartbeat. After reading the book twice, it has a lot of “carry-over” value for me in my insurance business as well as life in general.” – Joe Arganbright, Founder, TAH Benefit
“Incredibly thought-provoking! What a book! It took me awhile to write a review, because it was so good I read it twice! This book is great for coaches, but it is a read for every single person, because it’s about making life better for yourself and others, and about living life the right way. Fantastic!” – Scott Howard, Denver Nuggets Director of College Scouting
“Fantastic and useful coaching organizational/motivational tool for coaches of all levels and experience. A must purchase for today’s coaches.” – Jerry Groves, Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Ohio District 11
“Valuable Inspiration for Anyone Who Leads a Team. Anyone who leads or works as part of a team will benefit greatly from these nuggets. That means ANY team – in the workplace, a volunteer team, or any like-minded group of people. The ‘words of inspiration’ around which Burson has built this book will provide meaning for all readers. Get a copy today.” – Janice L. McCloud, PR Executive
“Great conversation starter for coaches and teams.” – Jason Oates, Founder, Whistle and a Clipboard podcast
“Coach Jim Burson is really Coach ‘Gem’ Burson—he’s written another Gem in this must read book. It’s a daily roadmap for coaches, players and everyone that strives to achieve their full potential for success in athletics and in life. These terrific lessons about life, success and perseverance are more than just golden basketball nuggets, these are daily golden nuggets for living a full and meaningful life.” – Dave Heilman, Fortune 100 sales executive
“This book goes beyond X’s and O’s to true coaching. Coach Burson’s wisdom and perspective are invaluable, especially when the desire to win can sometimes tempt us to take short cuts. He provides reminders about what really matters. Love the format as well. A quick thought every day to start the day and help you connect with your team and grow as a person and coach!” – Jeff H.
“Don’t be misled, this book is not about basketball alone, but leadership in any demanding field. Put another ‘W’ in the column for Coach Burson.” – Ron Kellogg, Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame board president
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Also sold at the Naismith Hall of Fame gift shop