Phil Knight memoir: Coming spring 2016


ASSOCIATED PRESS: Nike co-founder will release his autobiography next year.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: Nike co-founder will release his autobiography next year.

The Scribner imprint of Simon & Schuster Inc. told The Associated Press on Monday that Knight’s book is scheduled for spring 2016. The 77-year-old Knight, who announced in June that he will step down as chairman next year, is known for his reluctance to talk about the past. But in a statement released through Scribner, he said he welcomed the chance to look back.

“For a long time, I have had requests — from a couple of prominent publishing houses and many diverse individuals — to write the story of how Nike began,” he said. “I had neither the time nor the inclination — until the last couple of years.  Giving up more and more daily responsibility, I have found the time and the perspective. Or said another way: If I didn’t do it now, it wasn’t going to be done at all.”

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