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Since the start of the twentieth century, Philadelphia's professional teams in four major sports have won a combined total of seventeen championships. All of Philadelphia's current teams--the Phillies in baseball, the Eagles in football, the Flyers in ice hockey, and the 76ers in basketball--have won championships. The list of champs also includes long-gone teams such as the Athletics in baseball, the Warriors in basketball, and the Frankford Yellow Jackets in football. In Rich Westcott's The Champions of Philadelphia, each of these teams earns a chapter devoted to its championship season. There are detailed descriptions of the games and players, plus noteworthy interviews. Starting with teams from the 1940s, Westcott has interviewed more than fifty players, managers, coaches, and others, including luminaries such as Mike Schmidt, Chuck Bednarik, and Bobby Clarke. The City of Brotherly Love is also a city that loves its champions. Westcott's in-depth account of Philadelphia's athletic triumphs will attract fans of each of the four active professional teams.
Pat Williams has drawn on his basketball industry connections to compile great stories from on and off the court. Fans will be inspired, surprised, and even amused, by inside stories from well-known coaches and players, fascinating looks behind the scenes, and anecdotes from the people who make it all possible - the fans. Pat will work his magic on marketing this book, as well, with signings at the NBA store and other appearances.
Pat Williams, The general manager of the Orlando Magic basketball team, describes how Walt Disney's five-step plan for success can be applied to achieve any goal one has in life.
An inspiring biography of one of the most influential and beloved figures of the 21st century, Walt Disney, based on more than a thousand interviews.
"In his motivational and easy-to-read style, Pat Williams once again articulates the universal lessons to be learned from the world of sports. As an 'old QB,' I was reminded of my won experiences and the valuable lessons on the 'fields of friendly strife.' Anyone committed to being a part of a team or building a team must read The Magic of Teamwork." Jack Kemp, Vice President Candidate 1996 and Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
NBA List Jam! The Most Authoritative and Opinionated Rankings from Doug Collins, Bob Ryan, Peter Vecsey, Jeanie Buss, Tom Heinsohn, and Many Moreby Michael Connelly Pat Williams
This entertaining collection of top ten lists is the perfect companion for all basketball lovers. With over 125 lists jam-packed with info and opinions, fans can discuss and debate the people, games, events, and ephemera that have made the NBA the spectator sport of choice for millions. The expert authors and contributors have reviewed and ranked all aspects of the game-good and bad, past and present-from particular players to memorable moments and beyond. There's a list for each of the NBA's 30 teams, plus original list contributions from more than 50 top NBA personalities. A must for every basketball fan, NBA List Jam! is a slam dunk of a read! Book jacket.
Seasoned NBA executive Pat Williams ignores conventional management wisdom, instead turning to the Scriptures to develop successful leadership principles. Examining the paradoxes that made Christ an exceptional leader, he then offers fascinating and instructive examples that make those principles relevant today. Successful leadership is not a matter of simply maximizing profits, but of striving to make this world a better place, and Williams shows how the paradoxical approach is so much more powerful than traditional leadership based on common sense.
The Sixers won 65 games and an NBA championship in 1982-83, still one of the finest seasons in NBA history. It was Moses Malone who, in the days before the playoffs, gave the team its battle cry. Asked by coach Billy Cunningham how he thought things would go in the playoffs, Moses said, "Fo', fo', fo'" - meaning, in Moses' shorthand, that he expected the Sixers to sweep each of the three series they would need to play in order to win a championship. In Pat Williams' Tales from the 76ers, the former Sixers general manager writes about those Sixers - the transcendent talents (and personalities like Julius Erving, Bobby Jones, Maurice Cheeks, and Andrew Toney) that made them special, the years of heartache that preceded the championship run, and a season that was surprisingly devoid of drama.
The Sixers won 65 games and an NBA championship in 1982-83, still one of the finest seasons in NBA history. It was Moses Malone who, in the days before the playoffs, gave the team its battle cry. Asked by coach Billy Cunningham how he thought things would go in the playoffs, Moses said, "Fo', fo', fo',"-- meaning, in Moses's shorthand, that he expected the Sixers to sweep each of the three series they would need to play in order to win a championship. In this newly revised edition of Tales from the Philadelphia '76ers Locker Room, sports maverick Pat Williams teams up with writer Gordon Jones to capture a behind-the-scenes look at this legendary season. With wit and candor, Williams and Jones relive the unforgettable victories as well as the wrenching disappointments and painstaking efforts to rebuild that preceded that season. Readers are reintroduced to Julius "Dr. J" Erving, the beloved but unfulfilled superstar; Billy Cunningham, the hard-driven coach; Harold Katz, the relentless owner; and Moses Malone, the final piece of the title puzzle. Joined by a star-studded cast of players, they rampaged through the league, leaving a trail of devastated teams in their wake. With a thirty-year legacy that has yet to be surpassed by any '76ers team, Tales from the Philadelphia '76ers Locker Room is both a celebration of past glory and a promise of future victory to the loyal fans of the '76ers nation.
Many people are so preoccupied with the stumbling blocks in their path that they have little time for the building blocks necessary to construct an exemplary life. Pat Williams believes it's time to clear the road and get on with the business of living a more fulfilling life. The culmination of twenty-five years of research and a lifetime of experience, this book challenges readers to get off the bench and throw themselves into living to their greatest potential. Williams is cofounder of the Orlando Magic, host of a radio show, father of nineteen children including fourteen he and his wife adopted, and an avid collector of stories and quotes. Williams delivers a rallying cry to anyone ready to become the champion God intended.
Kid-Tested (and Tested, and Tested...) Guidance for Parents in the Trenches. The Inside Track to Raising Kids.Most of us find raising one, two...or maybe three or four children to be challenging enough. The idea of parenting a half dozen seems almost crazy, and more children than that--impossible. But Pat and Ruth Williams have together raised (and are continuing to raise) nineteen kids. More importantly, they've not just survived the process--they've loved it! What do they know that the rest of us don't? What does it take to make a family of any size not only work, but thrive? After bringing up nineteen kids--as biological parents, adoptive parents, single parents, and step-parents--Pat and Ruth Williams have gained a volume of insights and experience that will enrich your home, strengthen your family, and help you be the parent you want to be. Inside you'll find counsel that really works-whether you're raising one child, one dozen (or more), or any number in between.