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Coach Calipari

What do you do if you are a coach that’s just watched your team choke away a golden opportunity at winning the National Championship? Why, write a book of course. Just ask John Calipari. After his team missed just enough free throws to give Mario Chalmers a chance to tie the game and send it into overtime — an overtime period that resulted in Kansas snatching victory from Memphis’ grasp — Coach Cal is giving the literary world a spin.

The book is titled, BOUNCE BACK: Overcoming Setbacks to Thrive in Business and in Life.

The title reads like one of those, “I can make it, so can you” motivational guides that coaches love to dish out. You know the ones I’m referring to: Be the best you you can be and how to use my coaching techniques to succeed in life and whatnot. As of now, there’s no word on whether there will be a chapter about the importance of free throw shooting.

Nor is there any mention as to whether or not Coach Calipari is going to be following his own BOUNCE BACK advice, all things considered. Maybe he could include a section from guest author Chris Douglas-Roberts discussing how to capitalize on the opportunities that are given to you.

For those of you refreshing Amazon, waiting for the book to get its listing, you might want to exercise some BOUNCE BACK patience. The book isn’t scheduled for release until September of 2009. Of course, by that time, his Memphis squad might have choked away ANOTHER championship opportunity.

That would make for a great epilogue… something like, “BOUNCING BACK TWICE.”