Audio Books by Dick Weiss

Dick Weiss is the author of From the Bench to the Boardroom (2021), True Blue (2013), It's Awesome, Baby! (2014), Dick Vitale's Living A Dream (2013) and other 7 books.

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From the Bench to the Boardroom

release date: May 25, 2021
From the Bench to the Boardroom
“From the Bench to the Boardroom, Michael MacDonald shares his journey from his college basketball career at Rutgers to executive positions at Xerox and Medifast. His leadership, work ethic, and persistence, which were on display every step of the way, have made him a valued member of our board at the Jimmy V Foundation.” —Mike Krzyzewski, Naismith Hall of Fame coach, Duke University “Mike holds a deep reverence and appreciation for his time at Rutgers, as well as for the opportunities that Rutgers has provided him. As a letterwinner on the Rutgers men’s basketball teams in the 1970s, Mike took his student-athlete experience and translated these learned lessons to successes in his career…. His time as a Rutgers student-athlete, alumnus, board member, donor, and father/father-in-law of three Rutgers alumni continues to leave an indelible legacy on our alma mater. I am proud to call him not only a great teammate, but an even better friend.” —Marco Battaglia, Rutgers Football All-American and Cincinnati Bengals Player “I believe the combination of an excellent education and participation in highly competitive sports programs provides invaluable preparation for life after school is over. The best sources of knowledge about the benefits of such a background are people who have been there. Mike MacDonald fits the bill. And he is particularly well suited to write about his experiences because of an amazing ability to recollect the details of his formative years. A student athlete at Rutgers, he was part of the school's then outstanding basketball team. He went on to use this and similar pre-college experiences to build an exceptional business career. That’s part of his story but those of us who know him well would add that he is the epitome of a ‘good man.’ I have seen him close up with family, friends, and others for years. He is a great husband, dad, and grandfather, kind and generous, enthusiastic, and always on the go. You will enjoy what he has to say.” —Gene Renna, Retired Senior Executive, Exxon Mobil “Mike MacDonald represents the absolute best of Rutgers University and is an inspiration to everyone on campus. From the day I met Mike, he has always made himself available to mentor, guide, and motivate both our student-athletes and our coaching staff. As an alumnus, he has given back generously and led the charge in ensuring that Rutgers continues to be a beacon of higher education. I’ve always admired his ability to juggle the roles of family man, businessman, and leader in the Rutgers community. His path from Rutgers is a shining example for student-athletes of the future. He has succeeded in every aspect of life and continues to give back to the community that molded him. To give Mike MacDonald the ultimate compliment a coach can give, simply put, he is a winner.” —Steve Pikiell, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Rutgers University

True Blue

release date: Mar 08, 2013
True Blue
It’s been over thirty years since Mike Krzyzewski became the head basketball coach at Duke University. And on November 15, 2011, Coach K became the most successful coach in NCAA Division I men’s basketball history with his 903rd victory. Now the impact and inspiration of this living legend is captured in this newly revised edition of True Blue. In this one-of-a-kind volume, Dick “Hoops” Weiss brings together over twenty of the friends, colleagues, and players who know Coach K best. From the reminiscences of Tom Butters, the A.D. who hired him, to the analysis of ESPN legend Dick Vitale, who covers the ACC on a regular basis, this book provides unparalleled, intimate insights into the Krzyzewski era at Duke. Players like Johnny Dawkins, Danny Ferry, Christian Laettner, Grant Hill, Shane Battier, and more all recall how they were recruited, played for The Captain, and emerged from their years at Duke as men prepared to take their places in the world. True Blue isn’t just a chronology of wins and losses. It is a portrait of a complex man who conceived and executed a simple plan: to make Duke basketball and himself the best they can be.

It's Awesome, Baby!

release date: Nov 15, 2014
It's Awesome, Baby!
It's hard to believe, but Dick Vitale, ESPN's perennially youthful basketball analyst, is 75. From 1939 to 2014, you'll get to know 75 years worth of history, facts, and opinions, as well as his thoughts on family, the game of basketball, and his passionate fight against childhood cancer. This book will give you new insights into Dick Vitale, both the sportscaster and the humanitarian.

Dick Vitale's Living A Dream

release date: May 01, 2013
Dick Vitale's Living A Dream
Since joining ESPN in 1979, Dick Vitale has become the senior spokesman for college hoops. In Living A Dream, Vitale reveals details about his start at ESPN and shares his feelings about the most important people in the college basketball world. A must-have for any basketball fan.

Dick Vitale's Fabulous 50 Players & Moments in College Basketball

release date: May 01, 2012
Dick Vitale's Fabulous 50 Players & Moments in College Basketball
For more than 30 years, Dick Vitale has been synonymous with the best in college basketball. His enthusiasm, knowledge, unique turn of a phrase and passion have set the bar for the best in hoops coverage.Dick Vitale has seen it all. For the college basketball fan, these are some of the touchstones of the sport. For years, fans have discussed the memorable players and magical moments. And, fan that he is, Dick Vitale also likes to talk about the game he loves. But, he is not your average fan. And there are experiences that are personally meaningful to him that he wants to share.From his wealth of experience sitting courtside at many pivotal moments in college basketball over the past three decades, Vitale gives us his reasons why he has chosen his top 50 players and moments – out of the many he has witnessed during his years of broadcasting at ESPN. Although he includes biographical and statistical data for each player and moment, as well as dynamic photographs. Vitale makes it clear that these are his personal choices.This is from his heart, naming the top 50 players and moments in the wonderful world of college hoops.It's awesome, baby.

Refuse to Lose

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Refuse to Lose
The inspiring and motivational inside story of 1996 UMass Minutemen coach John Calipari details his winning philosophy, "Refuse to Lose," which led the team, for the first time in their history, to the Final Four and resulted in professional and personal victory.

Holding Court

release date: Jan 01, 1995
Holding Court
When Dick Vitale speaks out, sports fan listen. In this insightful new book, Vitale speaks out on all the significant issues facing basketball, as well as other topics from the baseball strike to the Simpson trial. As one of America's leading basketball analysts, Vitale concentrates on the sport he knows best and looks at the game from every angle.

Time Out, Baby!

release date: Jan 01, 1992
Time Out, Baby!
One of America's most popular sports analysts provides the inside track on NCAA basketball in a colorful anecdotal chronicle of the 1990-91 season

The Lost Season

release date: Jun 01, 2020
The Lost Season
Dick Vitale recaps the 2019-2020 NCAA basketball season, cancelled due to COVID-19.

Painting with Lights

release date: Nov 01, 2006
Painting with Lights
This is a catalog accompanying a Palos Verdes Art Center exhibition (11/3/06-1/6/07), also titled "Painting with glass". Included are works by 12 west coast glass artists; Joe Cariati, Robert Carlson, Walter Lieberman, Jay Mussler, Tom Prochaska, Narcissus Quagliata, Ther man Statom, Susan Stinsmuelen-Amend, April Surgent, Cappy Thompson, Dave Walters and Dick Weiss. The catalog contains artists statements and photographs of their work. John Lesghton was the exhibition curator.

Full-Court Pressure

release date: Oct 08, 1992
Full-Court Pressure
One of the winningest coaches in basketball speaks out on his experiences with the Kentucky Wildcats and the Knicks, his views on rival coaches and players, and more.
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