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Stretching north America's greatest coaches in any sport and certainly one of the winningest coaches in NCAA history in fact the winningest coach but John Wooden.
Had such an impact in more of an impact off the court.
Our next guest looks at how wouldn't ways changed his life it can change viewers especially with Father's Day in mind that's right our friend of Pat Williams is senior vice president of NBA's Orlando Magic and author of an inspiring book.
Coach -- the seven principles that shaped.
His life and will change yours where you good to see guys nice to be New York how's everything going it's going great for you and I know you have a personal battle you -- -- go over.
I want to go over -- to be as it's amazing what you're going through the first things first with Father's Day coming up.
There was a message that John Wooden got from his dad some principles that he got is that he carried her in his wallet his entire life.
-- it's quite a story bright in 1922.
Johnny -- -- twelve years old graduates from eighth grade and his father writes out seven life principles -- a piece of paper and says John you live by these principles you'll do well.
And what was on the card well and on the Carter seven principles.
At number one be true to yourself -- here to help others number three.
Make friendship a fine large number four drink deeply from good books especially the Bible.
Number five make each day your masterpiece.
Number six build -- for a rainy day by the way you live your life.
And number seven seek divine council and give thanks for your blessings every day and and John -- Steve kept that in his wallet his.
Whole life and he lived it.
And and he lived -- a daily basis and that's what the players talk about cream until you've always hear about two months ago really and they kept in touch isn't that was a huge influence for him.
Yup that that those seven principles really form the foundation for coach -- life so this book really.
Is designed to help in the 21 century the same principles that John Wooden got -- 1822 this they're timeless.
And parents and grandparents today can.
Really -- at -- in the lives of their children make -- different big difference and as you yeah I -- you wrote the book but now the seven principles very.
Impact faulty you you're facing some very significant health chip channel well I was I was diagnosed Stephen January -- multiple myeloma which is basically cancer of the bone marrow.
And at that came out -- know where are just in Iran routine yearly physical.
But -- but I've been thinking a lot about these principles for example.
Make each day your masterpiece and I'm going one day at a time -- and and living it to the fullest have that this what build shelter for a rainy day by the way you live your life.
That means financial on down -- financial physical spiritual -- family and your your work and and doctor Reynolds my doctor said right from the beginning.
All the you've been doing for seventy years investing in all these areas are gonna pay dividends in this battle you're going through self because they're -- means a lot.
Only the US ports have it in the US are very good athlete he kept himself in shape and when it's time to -- the Boston Marathon you know fill you couldn't do who did it for you one of your nineteen kids.
That was a -- neat story Bobby who uses a manager in the Washington Nationals farm system -- dad can I run in your place.
And the Boston Marathon but people Bryant could not have been more gracious and they allowed it to happen and Bobby quickly trained as lined up out there in Hopkinton in April with 45000.
Other runners in and ran a four hour nineteen minute -- on which.
Without a whole lot of training is pretty spectacular card a couple of hours soft money list I thought I only reason -- -- expect -- all right.
Pat Williams -- author of the new book -- coach wooden thank you sir.
For joining us live and good luck to thank you Steve -- always good to be -- you guys we love having keep -- the luck is going to be -- all the best to you coming up straight ahead.
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