Bradburd Talks About “40 Minutes Of Hell”

This past week has been a complete blur for me between covering Raptors’ games, finishing off report cards and starting up the Junior basketball team at my school.¬†Despite it being¬†a hectic week I was still able to read through Rus Bradburd’s latest book “40 Minutes of Hell” because I had a tough time putting it down whenever I picked it up. Between learning about Nolan Richardson’s coaching philosophies, the issues he’s dealt with regarding race, what people served to inspire him and his strong family ties, this is a book that both inspired me as a coach and as a person.

Trust me, if you’re a fan of college basketball this is a book you’ll want to read.

On the weekend I was able to chat with Bradburd about a wide range of topics including what inspired him to write a book about Richardson, the constant tension Richardson had with Frank Broyles during his time at Arkansas, why Richardson had a dislike for “book coaches” and the unique situation Richardson had in Tulsa where players frequently came over for dinner or to spend time with his family.

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Ryan McNeill Ryan McNeill has appeared on ESPN Radio, MTV Canada, SiriusXM, The Fan 590 and other radio programs and TV shows. He has covered the NBA with media credentials since the 2007-08 season.

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