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Calipari’s ‘Players First’ to remain on New York Times Best-Seller list for second straight week

John Calipari’s newest book, “Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out,” will remain on the New York Times Best-Seller list for a second straight week.

The book, which was released April 15, was already slated to appear on the hardcover nonfiction list on May 4 at No. 3 and at No. 11 on the combined print and e-book nonfiction best-seller list. Now the list for the May 11 publication is out, and “Players First” remained on the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 12.

Players First is now available in bookstores.

The latest rankings reflect sales for the week ending April 26.

Players First, which is available in bookstores everywhere and online, gives an unfiltered look into what Calipari thinks separates good teams and coaches from bad ones, the things that are seriously awry in today’s college game, and what he coaches for – his players.

“I’ve been approached many times about doing a book, and I almost always say no, but this one kind of hit home,” Calipari said before the book was released. “This book gives me the chance to go in-depth about how we do things at Kentucky and why we do what we do.”

In Coach Cal’s first book since “Bounce Back: Overcoming Setbacks to Succeed in Business and in Life,” Calipari discusses, in great detail, his coaching philosophy, how he gets the best out of his players and how he gets through to players who already have an eye on the pros.

Sokolove, a New York Times Best Seller and contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, partnered with Calipari to write the book. Sokolove’s previous books include: “Warrior Girls: Protecting our Daughters Against the Injury Epidemic in Women’s Sports,” “The Ticket Out: Daryl Strawberry and The Boys of Crenshaw,” and “Hustle: The Myth, Life and Lies of Pete Rose.”