Get Higher, Baby

How does someone go from living in a housing project in New Orleans to becoming the NBA's head coach of the year? Dallas Mavericks Coach Avery Johnson tells us in his new book, Aspire Higher: Winning On and Off the Court with Determination, Discipline, and Decisions. Johnson's success as a point guard and head coach in the NBA embodies the American dream. Johnson did not have the luxuries of height, strength or quickness which most other NBA players take for granted. He had to pull himself up by his proverbial bootstraps through…well, determination, discipline and decisions. Come meet this inspiring man yourself when he appears for a book signing 5 p.m. Tuesday at Barnes & Noble, 7700 W. Northwest Highway. For more information call 214-739-3643.
Tue., April 1, 5 p.m., 2008

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