Rob McClanaghan ’97 returns to his alma mater as part of book tour
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Rob McClanaghan, the #1 personal trainer for the NBA’s brightest stars, will give a special presentation on his new book: NET WORK: Training the NBA’s Best, and Finding the Keys to Greatness (Scribner, on-sale October 1, 2019) to Bishop Hendricken students on Tuesday, October 8th from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in Dr. Daniel S. Harrop Theater. After the presentation, McClanaghan, a 1997 Hendricken alumnus, will then be on hand to sign books from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Guests will be able to purchase the book for $25 at the event, which is also open to the public.
As a sophomore walk-on for the Syracuse University basketball team in 1998, Rob McClanaghan couldn’t have imagined that he’d one day be sharing the court with the likes of Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook and other NBA greats—let alone giving them instructions. NET WORK is the story of Rob’s unlikely journey, from hours practicing alone on the school playground in his native Cranston, to fine-tuning the skills of the world’s biggest superstars.
With a foreword by Stephen Curry, NET WORK offers an all-access look into the lives and training habits of basketball’s biggest names, told from the perspective of a man who has come to know them better than almost anyone. As a trainer working for individual players rather than a team, Rob has had the unique opportunity to form close bonds with his clients, many of whom have become great friends. Readers will delight in Rob’s stories of touring Europe with the workout-obsessed Kevin Durant, texting with Wizards point guard John Wall mid-game, pushing LeBron James past the fatigue barrier, and learning from WNBA great Candace Parker about the stellar skill and determination of female athletes.
Informative and full of heart, NET WORK dives deep into the real culture of basketball and the obsessions it creates. It’s also a fascinating look at the inner workings of the NBA, and, above all, a remarkable story of one man’s journey from high school benchwarmer-turned-starter to college walk-on to someone who stops at nothing in pursuit of his dreams, seeking out every opportunity to revolutionize the way elite training is approached in his sport.