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  Basketball Multiple Offense And Defense

Book: Basketball Multiple Offense And Defense

Author: Dean Smith
Summary: This book contains the coaching blueprint and philosophy of the man who won more college-level games than any other basketball coach in history: Dean Smith. He led the Tar Heels of the University of North Carolina to 879 wins over 30 years of coaching. // It features the secrets, strategies, and techniques that produced the greatest winning tradition in college basketball and will produce results and successes for coaches and players at all levels. // This book is a brilliant distillation of the game. The reader ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Basketball Offenses And Plays

Book: Basketball Offenses And Plays

Author: Ken Atkins
Summary: Make the most of every possession with the help of Basketball Offenses & Plays. Inside you'll find

  • · 22 man-to-man offenses,
  • · 15 zone offenses,
  • · 51 quick-scoring and delay offenses,
  • · 26 special situational plays, and
  • · 62 inbounds plays.

Each section contains a variety of sets and plays, all clearly explained and ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Blackboard Strategies: Over 200 Favorite Plays From Successful Coaches For Nearly Every Possible Situation

Book: Blackboard Strategies: Over 200 Favorite Plays From Successful Coaches For Nearly Every Possible Situation

Author: Eric Sacharski
Summary: This book features over 200 plays for nearly every possible situation, from winning coaches at every level of competition! // Winning plays in this book include:

  • Sideline out-of-bounds plays
  • Baseline out-of-bounds plays for 3-point shots
  • Plays vs. zones and plays vs. man-to-man
  • Quick hitters that really work
  • Plays for overcoming zones
  • ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Blood on the Horns: The Long Strange Ride of Michael Jordan

Book: Blood on the Horns: The Long Strange Ride of Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls

Author: Roland Lazenby
Summary: This is a fascinating inside look at the life behind the scenes of the Jordan's Bulls... // Blood on the Horns by veteran sportswriter Roland Lazenby details the infighting and conflict between Jordan, coach Phil Jackson, teammate Scottie Pippen and the team's general manager, Jerry Krause, and managing partner, Jerry Reinsdorf. // Through the use of exclusive on-the-record interviews with a variety of Bulls players and staff members, Lazenby recreates the drama over 1997 and 1998 as the Bulls ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Coach Tex Winter: Triangle Basketball

Book: Coach Tex Winter: Triangle Basketball

Author: Ann Parr
Summary: What does it take to be a team player? // Could your life use a dose of harmony and cooperation? Tex Winter's belief in coordinated efforts awakened at age ten when his father died. What resulted was a trust in each family member's worth to make a fully functioning team. Applied to basketball, this idea became his famous Triangle Offense used by Phil Jackson to win multiple NBA championships with his Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers teams. With a little practice, you can apply Tex's Triangle ideas to your own ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Drive: The Story of My Life

Book: Drive: The Story of My Life

Author: Larry Bird and Bob Ryan
Summary: In this book the Boston Celtic legend and one of the best basketball players ever addresses his troubled past -- from his father's alcoholism and suicide to his own failed marriage -- discussing his teammates and telling basketball anecdotes in the process... // The heart and soul of a champion: his life, his career, his game. To understand basketball, you have to understand Larry Bird. Arguably the greatest all-around player the game has ever known, he led the Boston Celtics from the basement to three world ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Driven From Within

Book: Driven From Within

Author: Michael Jordan and Mark Vancil
Summary: The sports icon pays tribute to the mentors, teachers, and role models who shaped his life and career, sharing the intimate lessons he has learned about the power of collaboration and teamwork... // "It all started with an appetite to prove. Whether it was competing with my siblings or trying to get attention from my parents, I wanted to show what I could do, what I was capable of accomplishing. I wanted results, and I was driven to find out the best way to get them." // Everyone knows the results. In Driven ... (prices) (complete summary)

  How To Be Like Mike: Life Lessons About Basketball

Book: How To Be Like Mike: Life Lessons About Basketball's Best

Author: Pat Williams
Summary: How to be Like Mike offers anecdotes from Jordan's friends and associates about his focus, hard work, perseverance, and responsibility in an effort to inspire and motivate readers to achieve their full potential... // Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. But his pre-eminence is more than just extraordinary athletic ability: the lessons of his life-such as focus, passion, hard work, perseverance and accountability-have shaped him into one of the most revered celebrities of the ... (prices) (complete summary)

  I Can

Book: I Can't Accept Not Trying: Michael Jordan on the Pursuit of Excellence

Author: Michael Jordan
Summary: In this book the former basketball superstar shares his views on achieving excellence, including goals, fears, commitment, teamwork, learning the fundamentals, and leadership... // The most extraordinary athlete of our time shares the rules he lives--and succeeds--by in an inspirational classic sure to be treasured by his fans. Jordan shows how to set goals and overcome obstacles, confront fear and self-doubt, be a leader and a team player, stay focused and fight distraction... // In I Can't Accept Not ... (prices) (complete summary)

  I May Be Wrong, But I Doubt It

Book: I May Be Wrong, But I Doubt It

Author: Charles Barkley
Summary: Former NBA star Barkley -- the only NBA basketball player other than Wilt Chamberlain to total more than 23,000 points, 12,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists -- has became "the most entertaining talking head in sports broadcasting" (Times Magazine) and now in this book Sir Charles presents his thoughts about basketball, popular culture, personal relationships, celebrity and fame, politics, money, and life... // Charles Barkley has never been shy about expressing his opinions. Michael Jordan once said that we all want ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Lebron James: The Rise of a Star

Book: Lebron James: The Rise of a Star

Author: David Lee Morgan Jr.
Summary: In this book, Morgan gives an inside look at the rise of basketball’s hottest prospect, poised at the brink of superstardom. It’s a story for any fan who wants to get to know LeBron better, and for anyone curious about how a high-school basketball phenom is made... // He has been called the best high school basketball player ever. // He made the cover of Sports Illustrated as a junior, was featured on national television, and signed more than $100 million in promotional contracts before the end of his senior year. ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Let Me Tell You A Story, A Lifetime in the Game

Book: Let Me Tell You A Story, A Lifetime in the Game

Author: John Feinstein and Red Auerbach
Summary: This book documents the life story of the professional basketball coach, his seventeen-year tenure with the Boston Celtics, during which the team achieved nine NBA championships; his relationships with such players as Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain, and Michael Jordan; and his post-retirement consultation work with top coaches and players... // In Let Me Tell You a Story, Red Auerbach's unique experiences in sports and John Feinstein's unparalleled skills as a storyteller combine to produce one of the most richly ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of The American Basketball Association

Book: Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of The American Basketball Association

Author: Terry Pluto
Summary: What do Julius Erving, Larry Brown, Moses Malone, Bob Costas, the Indiana Pacers, the San Antonio Spurs and the Slam Dunk Contest have in common? They all got their professional starts in the American Basketball Association. // The NBA may have won the financial battle, but the ABA won the artistic war. With its stress on wide-open individual play, the adoption of the 3-point shot and pressing defense, and the encouragement of flashy moves and flying dunks, today's NBA is still -- decades later -- just the ABA ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Mad Game: The NBA Education of Kobe Bryant

Book: Mad Game: The NBA Education of Kobe Bryant

Author: Roland Lazenby
Summary: The behind-the-scenes story of Kobe Bryant's meteoric rise: In Mad Game, Roland Lazenby explores the world of Kobe Bryant, who, at 23, is already a seasoned NBA veteran and the owner of two championship rings with the Los Angeles Lakers. Yet the road to glory has not been an easy one for Bryant. It has taken his iron will and enormous self-assurance to battle elements both within the NBA and on his own team that could force him to reshape his dreams of being number one, of being "The Man." // When the ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Mindgames: Phil Jackson

Book: Mindgames: Phil Jackson's Long Strange Journey

Author: Roland Lazenby
Summary: Mindgames follows the journey of Phil Jackson to the top of basketball's coaching hierarchy, a rise that took him from failure and obscurity in the CBA to eight championship rings in the NBA. Along the way he turned multimillionaire players on to meditation, transformed the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls from a one-man show into a five-man team of domination, and, after battling with Bulls management, ended one dynasty to start another on the West Coast. // Sportswriter Roland Lazenby, author of the ... (prices) (complete summary)

  More Than a Game

Book: More Than a Game

Author: Phil Jackson and Charley Rosen
Summary: Phil Jackson, One of the great coaches on NBA history reveals how he turned the Lakers around, teaching discipline to a seemingly undisciplined team and leading the Lakers to a world championship, and examines the key role of the Triangle offense... (Note this book talks about the Michael Jordan Bulls and Jackson's first years with the Lakers, it does not include the post Shaq Lakers) // Phil Jackson is the most celebrated coach in basketball today, earning that respect by guiding his teams in Chicago and ... (prices) (complete summary)

  My Life: Earvin Magic Johnson

Book: My Life: Earvin Magic Johnson

Author: Magic Johnson and William Novak
Summary: This book is an inspiring national bestseller by a true American hero, on and off the court. In this dramatic and exciting autobiography, National Basketball Association legend Magic Johnson allows us into his life, and into his triumphs and tragedies... // He's faced challenges all of his life, but now Magic Johnson faces the biggest challenge of all, his own brave battle with HIV. In this dramatic, exciting, and inspirational autobiography, Magic Johnson allows readers into his life, into his tirumphs and ... (prices) (complete summary)

  NBA Coaches Playbook: Techniques, Tactics and Teaching Points

Book: NBA Coaches Playbook: Techniques, Tactics and Teaching Points

Author: NBA NBA and Giorgio Gandolfi
Summary: The Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash shines in running the break, but how do his teammates know where to go to get open to receive his passes? Orlando's Dwight Howard is a tremendous talent in the post, but how has he improved and added new dimensions? And how is it that Utah's Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer run the screen-and-roll as smoothly as Jazz legends John Stockton and Karl Malone did years before? // Coaching. Yes, even in a league loaded with superior athletic talent, the teaching, tactical maneuvers, and ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Only The Strong Survive: The Odyssey of Allen Iverson

Book: Only The Strong Survive: The Odyssey of Allen Iverson

Author: Larry Platt
Summary: The book is the first full-length biography of iconic basketball superstar and 2001 NBA MVP Allen Iverson... Filled with exclusive interview material and unprecedented access to many of Iverson's inner circle, Only the Strong Survive provides the first in-depth look at the truth behind this newly minted legend... // There are few figures among America's media-saturated landscape that loom larger than the National Basketball Association's undeniable superstar Allen Iverson. He was the first overall pick of ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich

Book: Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich

Author: Mark Kriegel
Summary: This book presents an account of the personal life and professional achievements of the troubled 1970s basketball sta and goes from his relationship with his obsessive father and unbroken college scoring record to the personal demons that challenged his life and his evangelical Christian faith... // Pistol is more than the biography of a ballplayer. It's the stuff of classic novels: the story of a boy transformed by his father's dream--and the cost of that dream. Even as Pete Maravich became Pistol ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Russell Rules: 11 Lessons on Leadership from the 20th Century

Book: Russell Rules: 11 Lessons on Leadership from the 20th Century's Greatest Winner

Author: Bill Russell , Alan Hilburg and David Falkner
Summary: Bill Russell shares the insights, the memories, and most important, the essential 'rules of success' that influenced him in every aspect of his life, from raising a daughter as a single father to becoming a successful coach and mentor to others... // He epitomizes innovation, teamwork, and leadership. Now, Bill Russell, winner of eleven championships as a player and coach of the Boston Celtics and five-time NBA Most Valuable Player, reveals the eleven lessons that helped him achieve his goals and can help ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream

Book: Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream

Author: Deloris Jordan and Roslyn Jordan
Summary: Deloris Jordan, mother of the basketball phenomenon, teams up with his sister Roslyn to tell this heartwarming and inspirational story that only the members of the Jordan family could tell. It's a tale about faith and hope and how any family working together can help a child make his or her dreams come true. // Young Michael Jordan is smaller than the other players but he learns that determination and hard work are more important than size when playing the game of basketball... // The mere mention of the name ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Sole Provider: 30 Years of Nike Basketball

Book: Sole Provider: 30 Years of Nike Basketball

Author: Robert Scoop Jackson
Summary: Take a look at Nike's most memorable shoes, campaigns, athletes, moments, and relationship with basketball throughout the years... // Designed with Nike's trademark visually gripping graphics, Sole Provider: Thirty Years of NIKE Basketball is a collection of Nike hoop shoes and the subculture that surrounds them. // With text by Slam magazine editor-at-large Robert "Scoop" Jackson, this book gives the inside story of NIKE Basketball - from its inception in 1972 to its incredible success as the basketball ... (prices) (complete summary)

  The First Tip-off: The Incredible Story of the Birth of the NBA

Book: The First Tip-off: The Incredible Story of the Birth of the NBA

Author: Charley Rosen
Summary: "Charley Rosen has undertaken the challenge of documenting the latest and greatest history of the game professionally--and has done so to great success. . . . . When I finished the book it seemed as if I had gone through another season, injuries and all. . . . Rosen skillfully leads readers through the NBA's first steps along its journey toward what it has become today.” --Phil Jackson, from the Foreword // Return to basketball's salad days, when the boys were green and the money didn't matter... // On ... (prices) (complete summary)

  The Jordan Rules

Book: The Jordan Rules

Author: Sam Smith
Summary: A provocative eyewitness account, The Jordan Rules delivers all the nonstop excitement, tension, and thrills of a championship season -- and an intense, fascinating portrait of the incomparable Michael Jordan... // A super team... a superstar.. a super ego. // The most gifted athlete ever to play the game, Michael Jordan rose to heights no basketball player had ever reached before. What drove Michael Jordan? The pursuit of team success...or of his own personal glory? The pursuit of excellence...or of his ... (prices) (complete summary)

  The Last Season: A Team In Search Of Its Soul

Book: The Last Season: A Team In Search Of Its Soul

Author: Phil Jackson
Summary: One of the most successful coaches in the history of professional basketball offers his own take on his turbulent 2003-2004 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, chronicling the difficulties faced by the team--difficult relationships, public feuds, the Kobe Bryant trial, contract disputes, and injuries--and their successful journey to the NBA finals... // For the countless basketball fans who were spellbound by the Los Angeles Lakers’ 2003– 2004 high-wire act, this book is a rare and phenomenal treat. // In ... (prices) (complete summary)

  The Rivalry: Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain and the Golden Age of Basketball

Book: The Rivalry: Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain and the Golden Age of Basketball

Author: John Taylor
Summary: A brilliantly written account of the NBA’s glory days and the rivalry that dominated the era. // In the mid-1950s, the NBA was a mere barnstorming circuit, with outposts in such cities as Rochester, New York, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Most of the best players were white; the set shot and layup were the sport’s chief offensive weapons. But by the 1970s, the league ruled America’s biggest media markets; contests attracted capacity crowds and national prime-time television audiences. The game was played “above ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era

Book: Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era

Author: Gary Pomerantz
Summary: A portrait of Wilt Chamberlain and his stunning 1962 achievement when he scored one hundred points in a single game examines the meaning of the event in terms of professional basketball, American sports, and a nation on the verge of social and cultural revolution... // On the night of March 2, 1962, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, right up the street from the chocolate factory, Wilt Chamberlain, a young and striking athlete celebrated as the Big Dipper, scored one hundred points in a game against the New York ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Wilt: Larger Than Life

Book: Wilt: Larger Than Life

Author: Robert Cherry
Summary: This book is an authoritative and entertaining biography of Wilt Chamberlain, one of the twentieth century's most controversial athletes, examines his extraordinary athletic achievements, as well as his unique and sometimes turbulent lifestyle... // There are celebrities and so-called legends. And then there is Wilton Norman Chamberlain, unique and unforgettable, and one of the 20th century’s greatest and most controversial athletes. // Wilt Larger Than Life examines Chamberlain’s fascinating story, ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Wooden On Leadership

Book: Wooden On Leadership

Author: John Wooden and Steve Jamison
Summary: Wooden on Leadership reveals the leadership wisdom of John Wooden. It presents the core concepts, methods, and beliefs that Wooden used to teach his teams how to attain Competitive Greatness, and true personal success. // John Wooden’s goal in 41 years of coaching never changed; namely, to get maximum effort and peak performance from each of his players in the manner that best served the team. Wooden on Leadership explains step-by-step how he pursued and accomplished this goal. Focusing on Wooden’s 12 Lessons in ... (prices) (complete summary)