If anyone knows tough, it’s Jay Bilas. A four-year starter at Duke, he learned a strong work ethic under Coach Mike
Krzyzewski. After playing professionally overseas, he returned to Duke, where he served as Krzyzewski’s assistant coach
for three seasons, helping to guide the Blue Devils to two national championships. He has since become one of
basketball’s most recognizable faces through his insightful analysis on ESPN’s SportsCenter and College GameDay.
Through his ups and downs on and off the court, Bilas learned the true meaning of toughness from coaches, teammates, and
colleagues. Now, in Toughness, he examines this misunderstood—yet vital—attribute and how it contributes to winning in
sports and in life. Featuring never-before-heard stories and personal philosophies on toughness from top players and
coaches, including Coach K, Bob Knight, Grant Hill, Mia Hamm, Jon Gruden, Tom Izzo, Roy Williams, Bill Self, Curtis
Strange, and many others—Bilas redefines what it takes to succeed.