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Best-selling author Ian O’Connor joins The Woj Pod to discuss his new biography, “Belichick.”
1:40: Declaring Belichick as the greatest football coach ever in the book's title.
4:20: How the reporting for this book compared to O’Connor’s previous book about Derek Jeter.
9:12: The difficulty of writing a book about Belichick without knowing how receptive he’d be to it.
13:08: Belichick learning the game and how to break down film from his father.
18:26: How Belichick learned to bring people from different backgrounds together to build a team.
23:22: Belichick not sitting for an interview for the book, and what O’Connor would have asked him, including Spygate and Bill Parcells.
29:42: The complexities and evolution of Belichick’s leadership style.
34:07: The parallels between Belichick and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.
41:29: The fragility of the Patriots dynasty becoming more public over the last year, including the strain on the Belichick-Brady relationship.
49:00: Popovich’s relationship with Tim Duncan having ups and downs like Belichick’s with Brady.
52:53: Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s relationships with Belichick and Brady.
57:05: The pressure on Josh McDaniels if he does eventually succeed Belichick.
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