Jay Bilas


The favored ESPN basketball analyst and former Duke participant appears to be like on the true which means of toughness.

If anybody is aware of powerful, it’s Jay Bilas. A four-year starter at Duke, he discovered an incomparable work ethic beneath coach Mike Krzyzewski, battling towards the best school gamers within the recreation. After taking part in professionally abroad for a number of years, he returned to Duke, the place he served as Krzyzewski’s assistant coach for 3 seasons, throughout which the Blue Devils received back-to-back titles. A graduate of Duke Legislation College, he has since grow to be one in every of basketball’s most recognizable faces by way of his insightful, clever work on ESPN’s SportsCenter and Faculty GameDay.

Via his ups and downs, on and off the court docket, Jay discovered the true which means of toughness from coaches, teammates, and colleagues. Now, he discusses this misunderstood—but important—attribute and the way it contributes to successful in sports activities and in life. That includes never-before-heard tales and private philosophies on toughness from high gamers and coaches together with Coach Ok, Bob Knight, Grant Hill, Mia Hamm, Jon Gruden, Tom Izzo, Invoice Self, Curtis Unusual, and plenty of others—Bilas redefines what it takes to succeed.