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On Display -- March 2007

Featured Web Sites

Champions on the Road to Success
The official site of the GPC Jaguars men's basketball team, GJCAA Champions for 2007 and several other years.Alas, this page has vanished.
http://depts.g!c.edu/~athletic/Men's%20Basketball/MB%20Home1.htm

How the Field of 68 Teams is Picked for March Madness
This article explains how the NCAA chooses teams for the field of sixty-eight which compete for the Final Four.
https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2018-10-19/how-field-68-teams-picked-march-madness

College Hoops -- Sportingnews.com
The latest news on Division I, II, and III teams and games along with standings, statistics, and blogs. http://www.sportingnews.com
/cbasketball/

ESPN.com -- Men's College Basketball Index
Men's college basketball news along with statistics, standings, and even "bracketology," a kind of best guess by commentators about who will receive a championship bid.
http://sports.espn.go.com
/ncb/index

Men's Basketball NCAA Sports.com
This site offers basketball news, links to polls, and links to explanations about and history of the NCAA basketball championship. The site covers Divisions II and III as well as Division I.
https://www.ncaa.com/
sports/basketball-men/d1

Open Directory: Sports -- Basketball: College and Univesity: News and Media
A listing of assorted high quality media sites and at least one blog that cover news from the world of college hoops.
http://curlie.org/
Sports/Basketball/
College_and_University/News_and_Media/

Sports Illustrated.com -- NCAA Basketball
This site offers: news, rankings, standings, and statistics as well as blogs and commentary on Division I college basketball.
https://www.si.com/
college-basketball

Niagara Purple Eagles defeat FAMU
Courtesy of Niagara College

Sebastian Telfair knocks heads

Georgia Tech players console one another after a defeat
Courtesy of ESPN.com

Wilt Chamberlain makes a jump

SUNY Albany defeats Vermont by one point
Courtesy of ESPN.com

This is what winnning sounds like at Gallaudet College

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march madness

It's that time of year again, time for the NCAA Divsion I men's basketball tournament, or March Madness. This display celebrates the race to the Final Four as well as basketball in general. Follow the excitement through the tournament bracket and sample the array of books and web sites that cover all aspects of the game.

This display is also dedicated to the Georgia Perimeter College Jaguars and Lady Jaguars, both 2007 GJCAA champions. Good luck to them in the national championships.

Note (July, 2016): Georgia Perimeter College is now Perimeter College at Georgia State University, and our athletic department ceased to exist in May of 2015.


In the Display Case

Colton, Larry. Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn. New York: Warner Books, 2000.
GV886 .C65 2001

Larry Colton's journalistic work, Counting Coup, raises doubt about the teller, even while it proves a good and meaningful tale. Colton focuses on the season's tribulations and triumphs for the Hardin Lady Bulldogs, a young women's high school basketball team. Basketball gives Crow player Sharon LaForge, her teammates, her coach, and her community a sense of purpose and hope.
Source: Jones, Robin. "Counting Coup (Book Review)." Tribal College 13(2) Winter 2001. p54.

Gogol, Sara. Playing in a New League: The Women of the American Basketball League’s First Season. Indianapolis, IN: Masters Press, 1998.
GV884 .A1 G63 1998

The useful information provided by Playing in a New League comes down to a couple things: a small bit of league history and a large dose of personalities. The history of the league is handled fairly briefly in an introductory chapter. This chapter includes discussions of women's basketball through history, including short mention of previous attempts at professional women's leagues…Most chapters review the hardships that the players had to overcome before playing in the U.S.
Source: "Review of Playing in a New League." Journal of Basketball Studies. March 9, 1999. http://www.rawbw.com/~deano/articles/gogolrev.html Accessed February 22, 2007.

Goldstein, Sidney. Basketball Fundamentals. Philadelphia, PA: Golden Aura Pub., 1999.
GV885.3 .G654 1999

Over many years of coaching, planning, and studying, I found ways to teach each and every skill even to the most unskilled player. This scheme of learning did not come from any book. I tried things in practice. I modified them till they worked. Even players who could not simultaneously chew bubble gum and walk learned the skills.
Source: Goldstein, Sidney. "Introduction."

Joravsky, Ben. Hoop Dreams: A True Story of Hardship and Triumph. New York: HarperCollins, 1996.
GV884 .A1 J66 1996

Following the acclaimed documentary film, Joravsky published this moving account of the aspirations, friendship, achievement, and struggles of William Gates and Arthur Agee, talented teammates from Chicago's infamous Cabrini Green. Recruited to play at prestigious St. Joseph's High School, the boys cope with performance pressure, academics, family problems, poverty, and loneliness that ultimately alter their lives and their dreams.
Source: "Net Works." School Library Journal 53(2) February 2007. p49-53.

Krause, Jerry. Basketball Skills & Drills. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 1999.
GV885.3 .K68 1999

This edition brings to bear over 100 years of overlapping, related basketball experience (all age and skill levels and both genders) concentrated on the basketball basics. Thus, Basketball Skills & Drills can function as the definitive source for fundamentals for coaches, players, and players' parents alike.
Source: Krause, Jerry. "Preface."

Mallozzi, Vincent M. Basketball: The Legends and the Game. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 1998.
GV885.5 .M35 1998

What follows is a list of two hundred and ninty-two of the best basketball players in history -- plus newcomers with star potential -- so far up and through the 1996-97season complete with individual fact files that include statistics and career highlights. The skills and achievements of these players, and many more will be debated for years in living rooms, classrooms, barrooms, and gymnasiums all over the world.
Source: Mallozzi, Vincent M. "Introduction."

WBCA’s Offensive Basketball Drills. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2000.
GV889 .W37 2000

This book unlocks the secret to executing like a champion. We have put together nearly 100 of the finest drills from the top coaches in the game today.
Source: Women's Basketball Coaches Association. "Introduction."

Whiteside, Kelly. WNBA: A Celebration: Commemorating the Birth of a League. New York: HarperHorizon, 1998.
GV885.515 .W66 W55 1998

When the WNBA was first announced, my reaction was: It's about time. I thought it was tragic that the greatest female basketball players in our country could not use their God-given talent at home, and either had to go overseas to play or had to become a coach and teach other women to play.
Source: O'Donnell, Rosie. "Foreword."

On the Wall

Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem and Peter Knobler. Giant Steps. New York: Bantam Books, 1983.
GV884 .A24 A36 1983

Our collaboration on this book went even more smoothly than I had hoped, and I've tried to figure out why. We're both New Yorkers and sports fans and political skeptics. Ultimately, though, I think it was because I knew Kareem as he had liked to be known, as he had known himself before the distracting pressures of stardom, money, religion, and race had pushed him inside himself. He has grown and developed, of course, and had lost that feeling for some time. Now, that happier image has begun to reemerge. It was a pleasure to be there whle it was happeening.
Source: Peter Knobler. "Introduction."

Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem and Mignon McCarthy. Kareem. New York: Random House, 1990.
GV884.A24 A3 1990

This book is based on a diary of my final season in basketball, 1988-89. Throughout the year, I kept daily notes and talked into a tape recorder in many sessions with Mignon McCarthy, my co-author. This was a departure for me; I had never kept a diary before, and when it came to talking basketball, I always believed that as long as I expressed myself adequately in playing the game, there was little left to say. Deeds, not words. But as the end of my professional career became a reality, I found myself wanting to get it all down, to capture my final season as it happened, and any memories along the way.
Source: Abdul-Jabar, Kareem. "Preface."

Auerbach, Red. Let Me Tell You Story: A Lifetime in the Game. New York: Little, Brown and Co., 2004.
GV884 .A8 A26 2004

AT LAST, Celtics fans have something to celebrate. No, not Gary Payton, but rather another revel in past glories, which the Boston faithful seem to enjoy almost as much as a trip to the NBA Finals. Red Auerbach--the coach of the great Celtics teams of the '60s and the G.M. of the club through much of its later success--is as well-known as a raconteur as he is a basketball genius, and he's at his best at lunchtime on Tuesdays, when by tradition he sits down at the China Doll restaurant in Washington, D.C., with a dozen of his good friends. Noted sportswriter John Feinstein went along on a number of those lunches over several years, and this book, the result, is the closest most Celtics fans will ever come to a seat at the table--and it's almost as good.
Source: Hirshberg, Charles. "Pull Up a Chair." Sports Illustrated 101(16) October 25, 2004 p.25.

Bradley, Bill. Values of the Game. New York: Artisan, 1998.
GV888.25 .B73 1998

Bill Bradley came from the Air Force to the New York Knicks in December 1967, my first year in the NBA. He tried to be just another guy, but everyone wanted a piece of him. It was not hard to see why. There was the big contract ($500,000 for four years) and the oversized expectations of New York fans that he would lead a Knicks revival. And then there was us, his Knicks teammates, wondering if this smart guy from Princeton and Oxford was indeed the real deal. He was in more ways than I realized at the time.
Source: Jackson, Phil. "Foreword."

Coffey, Wayne R. Winning Sounds Like This: A Season with the Women’s Basketball Team at Gallaudet, the World’s Only University for the Deaf. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2003.
GV885.43 .G25 C64 2003

Sportswriter Coffey of the New York Daily News got permission to accompany Washington, DC's Gallaudet University women's basketball team for the 1999-2000 season. This is a team chronicle with a twist: the Bison players are all deaf. Their hearing coach, whose first language was American Sign Language, coaches with sign language and gestures instead of using a whistle. The Division III Bisons compete against hearing teams, and their success transforms fan curiosity into respect.
Source: Ruffle, Kathy. "Winning Sounds Like This (Book)." Library Journal 127(3) February 15, 2002. p152.

George, Nelson. Elevating the Game: Black Men and Basketball. New York: HarperCollins, 1992.
GV885.7 .G47 1992

Like music and comedy, basketball is one revealing prism for studying how a distinctive African-American ethos, in conjunction with the nation's evolving sociology and economy has elevated an aspect of our culture.
Source: George, Nelson. "Introduction."

Gutman, Bill. Magic: More Than a Legend: A Biography. New York: HarperPaperbacks, 1992.
GV884 .J63 G8 1992

Never before, in fact, had the plight of an athlete affected so many peole. But Magic Johnson was more than an athlete. He was a celebrity, an entertainer. Even those who didn't follow his exploits on the basket-ball court knew him as a spokesman for a myriad of produts, or as a talkative, smiling, and articulate guest on a variety of television and radio talk shows.
Source: Gutman Bill. "Prologue."

Gutman, Bill. The Pictorial History of College Basketball. New York : Gallery Books, 1989.
Folios GV883 .G86 1989

This book delivers what it promises: the first hundred years of basketball (1891-1991) in handsome black and white and color photos. The author writes: "Yes the court game has come a long way since the days of Dr. Naismisth. And those who follow and particpate in basketball at any of its many levels feel that the best is yet to come."
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Hill, Bob. The Amazing Basketball Book: The First 100 Years. Louisville, KY: Full Court Press, 1987.
GV883 .H55 1987

It's impossible to imagine life without basketball. There wasn't a Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, or David Robinson. There wasn't an Adoplph Rupp, Dean Smith, or Pat Riley. There were no state high school or college basketball tournaments. There was only an empty school gymnasium, and winter. Naismith changed that forever.
Source: Bob Hill. "Foreword."

Jordan, Michael. Driven from Within. New York: Atria Books, 2005.
GV884 .J67 A278 2005

Everybody knows the results. This book is about the process. The values that formed the foundation of my playing career are the same values that define Brand Jordan. I truly believe those values never go out of style.
Source: Jordan, Michael. "Introduction."

Libby, Bill. Goliath: The Wilt Chamberlin Story. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1977.
GV884 .C5 L5

It is a cliché, but Wilt really is a living legend. He looms somehow larger than life. But he is real, a hero to some, hated by others. The attempt here has been to put together a balanced portrait. The hope is that whatever Wilt is shows through in this work.
Source: Libby, Bill. "Foreword."

O’Connor, Ian. The Jump: Sebastian Telfair and the High Stakes Business of High School Ball. Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 2005.
GV884 .T44 O36 2005

Sebastian Telfair was a secondary-school basketball phenom whom experts rightly predicted would be the next student to jump from public school to the National Basketball Association, following in the footsteps of NBA superstars such as Kobe Bryant and Le Bron James. Here, USA Today columnist O'Connor chronicles Telfair's senior year at New York City's Lincoln High in 2003-04. O'Connor utilizes a variety of voices to compile this book, having interviewed family members, friends, coaches, agents, and recruiters. Considering that Telfair hails from the Brooklyn projects, an area notorious for drugs and violence, his accomplishments are remarkable.
Source: Little, Larry. "The Jump: Sebastian Telfair and the High Stakes Business of High School Ball." Library Journal 130(5) March 15, 2005. p91.

Yao, Ming. Yao: A Life in Two Worlds. New York: Miramax Books, 2004.
GV884.Y36 A3 2004

As a player for the Houston Rockets, Yao Ming came within a hair of winning the National Basketball Association's Rookie of the Year Award for the 2003-04 season. This is only his second season in the league, yet he now has an autobiography, and it doesn't seem all that strange. Yao, a former star of the Chinese Basketball Association, is seven and a half feet tall and the first real Asian presence in the NBA. His book was written with the assistance of ESPN magazine columnist Bucher, whose prose is journalistic in the best sense of the word: economical yet descriptive. Owing to Yao's limited English, it is difficult to determine what effect Bucher had on the text. In any case, it's fun to read about Yao's experiences in the NBA and America in the context of Chinese culture. Yao loves his motherland (he still plays for the national team), and is open and honest about what limitations, advantages, and disadvantages there are to being Chinese in an American game. Large, interview-like quotes with Ming's friends and family give the story rich detail.
Source: Miller, James. "Yao: A Life in Two Worlds (Book)." Library Journal 129(16) October 1, 2004. p.90.

Other Basketball Titles

Adler, Patricia A. Backboards & Blackboards: College Athletes and Role Engulfment. New York: Columbia University Press, 1991.
GV889.26 .A33 1991

It was a world of dreams. They expected to find fame and glory, spotlights, and television cameras. There was excitement and celebrity, but also hard work and discouragement, a daily grind chracterized by aches, pains, and injuries, and an abundance of rules, regulations and criticism. Their lives alternated between contacts with earnest repoters, adoring fans, and fawning women, and with intimidating professsors, demanding boosters, and unrelenting coaches. There was secrecy and intrigue, drama, and adulation, but also isolation and alienation, loss of freedom and personal autonomy, and overwhelming demands. These conflicts and dualisms are the focus of this book. This is a study of the socialization of college athletes.
Source: Adler, Patricia A. "Overview."

Auerbach, Red. Basketball for the Player, the Fan, and the Coach. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1975.
GV885 .A84 1975

Basketball is both a simple and a complex game. Certainly the object is simple enough…put the ball through the hoop. The procedure, however, is complex…bewilderingly quick and driving, yet well designed and calculating. This book is much the same. It is written straight and simply. Yet it covers the most complex problems of the game unerringly. From the simple two-handed set shot to the intricacies of a well-executed freeze, the book does the job.
Source: Glickman, Marty. "Foreword."

Basketball Jones : America Above the Rim. New York: New York University Press, 2000.
GV889.26 .B28 2000

This anthology, coedited by Boyd (Univ. of Southern California) and Shropshire (Univ. of Pennsylvania), includes essays on basketball by journalists, critics, and academics, who explore drug use, abuse of women, and the special privileges and immunities granted the sport's controversial athletes.
Source: Burns, Ann and Emily Joy. "Basketball Jones (Book Review)." Library Journal 125(18) November 1, 2000. p104.

Bird, Larry. Bird Watching: On Playing and Coaching the Game I Love. New York: Warner Books, 1999.
GV884 .B57 A27 1999

This intelligently written collaboration covers the second act in Bird's life. Drive, his 1989 autobiography (written with Bob Ryan), covered the first act--his early life and his career as a basketball player. The second act opens when a debilitating congenital back condition forced Bird's 1992 retirement as an NBA player, a retirement he postponed so that he could participate in the 1992 Olympics as a member of the U.S. Dream Team. Any sports fan can tell you what happened next: surgery, recovery, the job as head coach of the Indiana Pacers, being named NBA Coach of the Year at the end of his rookie year, and induction into the NBA Hall of Fame.
Source: Madden, Terry Jo. "Book ReviewsArts & Humanities." Library Journal 124(14) September 1, 1999. p200.

Boyd, Todd. Young, Black, Rich, and Famous: The Rise of the NBA, the Hip Hop Invasion, and the Transformation of American Culture. New York: Doubleday, 2003.
GV889.26 .B69 2003

In this controversial look at the impact of cutting-edge black urban culture on contemporary America, Dr. Todd Boyd, the man CNN deemed "the hip-hop professor," uses the intertwining worlds of basketball and hip hop as a powerful metaphor for exploring the larger themes of race, class, and identity.
Source: of Review: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Feinstein, John. Last Dance: Behind the Scenes at the Final Four. New York: Little, Brown, 2006.
GV885.49 N37 F45 2006

In his effort to depict the annual climax of "March Madness" from as many perspectives as possible, Feinstein collects stories from coaches, players, referees, sportscasters and others, more often than not finding the positive angle.
Source: "Last Dance: Behind the Scenes at the Final Four." Publisher's Weekly 253(2) January 9, 2006. p50.

Feinstein, John. A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers. New York: Macmillan, 1986.
GV884.K58 F44 1986

If Bob Knight retired today, he would be a lock for a place in the basketball Hall of Fame. On any list of great coaches that the game has ever known, the name, Bob Knight, is going to be somewhere near the top. He's that good a coach.
Source: Feinstein, John. "Introduction."

Gaines, Clarence E. They Call me Big House. Winston-Salem, NC: J.F. Blair, 2004.
GV884.G25 A3 2004

College basketball disciples speak the names Dean Smith, Lute Olson, and Jim Phelan with reverence. They, along with a few other hardwood gods, like Bobby Knight and Mike Krzyzewski, are worshipped for their high number of career wins. One peer who never gets talked about in the trivia breaks of televised sports is Clarence Gaines, of Winston-Salem University. As the only black coach on the list for years, he was often treated-as if in a footnote. But his autobiography reveals an astute and stoic coach, cognizant of the importance of sports in the larger context of life.
Source: Miller, James. "They Call Me Big House (Book)." Library Journal 129(19) November 15, 2004. p67.

Gandolfi, Giorgio. Hoops!: The Official National Basketball Players Association Guide to Playing Basketball. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1987.
GV885 .G27 1987

No pro player can ever give you a secret formula which will tell you how to become a good offensive basketball player. Such a formula doesn't exist. But they can tell you how to perform the fundamentals correctly. That's what this book is all about.
Source: Bridgeman, Junior. "Foreword."

Halberstam, David. The Breaks of the Game. New York: Knopf, 1981.
GV885.52 .P67 H34 1981

They were rookies and free agents, and the odds were already against them; their motel rooms were paid for, and there was daily meal money, but in a profession where more and more things were guaranteed, they were still at the point in their careers where the only thing guaranteed was a return airplane ticket back home in the likely event they were cut….They were at the very brink of their dreams, which was to play under contract in the National Basketball Association.
Source: Halberstam, David. "The Game."

Halberstam, David. Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made. New York: Random House, 1999.
GV884 .J67 H35 1999

One of America's most talented journalists has written a book about the world's greatest basketball player. Such a combination of author and subject is bound to be a winner. And, with one or two exceptions, Playing for Keeps does not disappoint. Basketball fans undoubtedly will relish the superbly rendered stories of Jordan's on-court heroics. The vivid reconstruction of the final game of the Chicago Bulls's sixth NBA championship is sports writing at its very best. But Halberstam's book is far more than that. Readers will find an engrossing analysis of the phenomenal rise of basketball in the past 20 years, as well as the emergence of a cultural icon named, simply, Michael.
Source: Saunderson, Robert. "Adult Books for Young Adults: Nonfiction." School Library Journal 45(6) June 1999. p159.

Jackson, Phil and Charley Rosen. More Than a Game. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2001.
GV884 .J32 A34 2001

Phil Jackson's game plan was to create a secure yet open environment that could develop the character and chemistry of his players. Finding a workable balance between freedom and discipline was not an easy task, especialy when dealing with mega-stars and their mega-egos. Part of Phil's methods was always to set goals higher than the ones required by the situation at hand, so that anybody traveling along with him can sense a greater journey beyond the immediate concerns of winning ball games.
Source: Rosen, Charley "Phil D. Basket."

Johnson, Earvin and Roy S. Johnson. Magic’s Touch. Reading MA: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1989.
GV884. J63 A3 1989

Once I became used to the idea of a point guard who was as big as Bil Russell, as smart and creative as Tiny Archibald, and as exciting as Bob Cousy, I began to notice something else that set Magic apart…In the middle of all these termendous gifts, there was this tremendous smile. Magic Johnson had an uncommon enthusiasm for the game. When he was playing basketball, it seemed like he was having the time of his life. That's something special, something you simply can't teach a player, and its something that had a direct impact on Magic's ability to survive the various peaks and valleys of his career.
Source: West, Jerry. "Foreword."

Johnson, Gary K. NCAA Basketball’s Finest: All-Time Great Men’s Collegiate Players and Coaches. Chicago, IL: Triumph Books, 1991.
Reference GV885.45 .J65 1991

Who were the top players and coaches in Division I college basketball over the game's first 100 years, and what were their year by year season and career figures? "NCAA Men's Basketball's Finest" answers that question as it never before has been answered.
Source: Johnson, Gary K. "Foreword."

Kornbluth, Jesse. Airborne: The Triumph and Struggle of Michael Jordan. New York: Macmillan Books for Young Readers, 1995.
GV884 .J67 K64 1995

Michael's genius as an athlete is only a small part of his enormous appeal; for in the process of becoming a sports legend, he became bigger than basketball. He did not plan this--he just came along at the right time, with the right kind of personality.
Source: Kornbluth, Jesse. "Introduction."

Mellen, Joan. Bob Knight: His Own Man. New York: D.I. Fine, 1988.
GV884 .K58 M45 1988

I want him to go away and say, well, I learned more in basketball than in any class I took at Indiana. Basketball was by far the most educational experience that I had when I was at Indiana. And if that kid says, well, Chemistry 401 was my best, then I want to find out what the hell that guy is teaching in Chemistry 401 because I ought to be teaching it in basketball.
Source: Knight, Bob. "A Man Without a Mask."

Packer, Billy. Fifty Years of the Final Four: Golden Moments of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Dallas, TX: Taylor Pub. Co., 1987.
GV885.49 .N37 P33 1987

Much is said and written about the magic and drama of the Final Four, the hype, the hoopla, the glitz. Yet the drama and the magic relate to the nature of the event itself, to the fact that these are college students. They are well trained and well coached in most cases. But in every Final Four, the human factor looms large: who rises to the occasion; who makes a mistake; what were the reasons for the mistake.
Source: Bradley, Bill. "Foreword."

Paye, Burrall. Playing the Post: Basketball Skills and Drills. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 1996.
GV885.35 .P39 1996

Coach Paye has made a science of post play. He breaks it down into great detail with easily understood explanations and descriptions.
Source: Robinson, Steve. "[Blurb.]"

Robertson, Oscar. The Big O: My Life, My Times, My Game. Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 2003.
GV884 .R6 A3 2003

Robertson has been labeled "the most complete player in all basketball history" by Peter Bjarkman (Encyclopedia of Pro Basketball). From a poor family and broken home, Robertson began his career in a black Indianapolis high school. After integrating the University of Cincinnati basketball team, he went on to that city's NBA Royals and Milwaukee Bucks, a star player of the first rank for 14 seasons. As head of the NBA Players' Association, he led the fight for union recognition and an end to the reserve clause. But the triumphs are tempered throughout this book by Robertson's bitter recollections of the discrimination and travails with which he and other African Americans had to cope.
Source: Berger, Morey. "The Big O: My Life, My Times, My Game (Book)." Library Journal 128(16) October 1, 2003. p87.

Rose, Lee H. The Basketball Handbook. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2004
GV885.3 .R67 2004

The intersection of sports and words is a dangerous place: Ask Michael Jordan about his pull-up jump shot or Larry Bird about his passing, and you are likely to get an unsatisfactory answer. It's hard to put complicated physical activities into words…. The last two thirds are full of detailed and excellent coaching exercises. Rose lays out a huge range of drills and activities that develop not only the more familiar parts of the game like shooting, passing, defending, and rebounding but also subtle things like weak-side defense and executing screens.
Source: Miller, James. "The Basketball Handbook (Book)." Library Journal 129(15) September 15, 2004. p64.

Skaine, Rosemarie. Women College Basketball Coaches. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2001.
GV885.3 .S58 2001

In my very brief but exciting stay in the world of women's sports and specifically women's basketball, I have dreamed of a book like this: a book that would identify people in women's basketball who have given so much of themselves just to give young girls the opportunity to play.
Source: Jaynes, Betty F. "Foreword."

Smith, Sam. The Jordan Rules. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
GV885.52 .C45 S65 1992

The morning after the final victory, Jordan clutched the championship trophy like a long-lost friend. He wouldn't put it down and everyone saw him walk off the plane with it. He slept with it all the way back to Chicago and he woldn't let it get farther than five feet away from him on the team bus. It was the symbol of the struggle and it had to stay close, just in case anyone still questioned him.
Source: Smith, Sam. "June 1991."

Taragano, Martin. Basketball Biographies: 434 US Players, Coaches, and Contributors to the Game, 1891-1990. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1991.
Reference GV884 .A1 T37 1991

This book's scope marks the 100th anniversary of the invention of the game of basketball and the 45th anniversary of the NBA. It covers the years 1891-1990. When Dr. James Naismith invented the sport in 1891, he could hardly have realized it would still thrive after a century of life.
Source: Taragano, Martin. "Introduction."

VanDerveer, Tara. Shooting From the Outside: How a Coach and Her Olympic Team Transformed Women’s Basketball. New York: Avon Books, 1997.
GV884.V37 A3 1997

Sports journalist Ryan (Little Girls in Pretty Boxes, Doubleday, 1995) and longtime Stanford women's basketball coach VanDerveer write frankly about the year the team spent preparing for Olympic gold in 1996. Although undefeated in 52 college and international games and viewed by some as a juggernaut, the team won through intense practices and minute scouting preparation by the coaches. VanDerveer, an outspoken perfectionist, offers honest opinions about her players, the Dream Team, the conflict between hoops and hoopla, athletic/feminine pressures, and women's coaching salaries. She gives us her autobiography along the way.
Source: Ruffle, Kathryn and Barbara Hoffert. "Book Reviews: Arts & Humanities." Library Journal 122(17) October 15, 2997 67.

Wilkes, Glenn. Basketball for Men. Dubuque, IA: W. C. Brown Co., 1977.
GV885 .W494 1977

Information applicable to both the beginner and the more advanced player is given in the following pages. The fundamentals are explained and illustrated. Mastery of these fundamentals is absolutely necessary, for they are basic to any level of play -- good ball handling and excellent footwork are prerequisites to more advanced play.
Source: Wilkes, Glenn. "Preface."

Wooden, John R. Practical Modern Basketball. New York, Ronald Press Co., 1966.
GV885 .W64

This book presents my ideas on teaching and coaching the wonderful game of basketball, toegether with the fundamentals and style of team play that I am teaching at present. Other styles and ideas of course receive some mention and discussion as well. These ideas have come not only from my experiences as a player and coach, but also from a study of all the publications on playing and coaching the game that I could find, attendance at over 100 coaching clinics to hear in person the views of recognized coaches, visiting and talking basketball with innumerable players and coaches, and taking many classes and reading as much as possible on the psychology and handling of young people and the learning and teaching process.
Source: Wooden, John. "Preface."

Wolff, Alexander and Armen Keteyian. Raw Recruits. New York: Pocket Books, 1990.
GV885.4 .W855 1990

For four days a high-school summer tournament has been raging here, showcasing the best adolescent ball players in the land. College recruiters have made their predatory way to the desert, to a city whose economy depends on visitors losing…."I've gone on the record" he [the coach at UNLV] says…. "The AAU scene is a cesspool. The all-star games are a cesspool. In reality, our camp, even if we try to do it right, is a cesspool, because we cater to 120 kids. I know these kids. I've watched them over twenty-five years, and I see the harm that's done."
Source: Wolff, Alexander and Armen Keteyian. "Prologue."

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