The Basketball Handbook

The Basketball Handbook

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by Lee Rose
     
 

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Learn the essentials of winning basketball from a coach who did it at the high school, college, and professional levels. The Basketball Handbook presents a proven player- and team-development game plan founded on the five principles of success.

Coach Lee Rose teaches the essential techniques and tactics, with drills and tips on

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Learn the essentials of winning basketball from a coach who did it at the high school, college, and professional levels. The Basketball Handbook presents a proven player- and team-development game plan founded on the five principles of success.

Coach Lee Rose teaches the essential techniques and tactics, with drills and tips on executing them when the game's on the line. His performance rating system is a superb evaluation tool, effective in identifying players' strengths and shoring up weaknesses in all facets. Rose's 45 years of maximizing player and team potential shine through as he emphasizes key skills and shares the savvy for advancing through each competitive level of the game.

The Basketball Handbook will help you master each fundamental, then add new dimensions to individual and team performance on the offensive and defensive ends of the court as well as in special situations. Use it in-season and during the off-season for greater success on the court.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
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. College and NBA coach Rose brings these difficulties into sharp relief. The first third of his book consists of unremarkable anecdotes about his coaching days and truisms that reek of coach speak (e.g., "Play Smart," "Be Efficient"). However, 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. He also has good tips on how to develop a team's agility, speed, strength, and timing. Readers who are patient with the first third of the book can find a wealth of valuable information behind it. Recommended for all collections. James Miller, Springfield Coll. Lib., MA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736049061
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
07/26/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Willis Reed
Willis Reed, 7-time all-star, MVP, and former head coach in the NBA
"From A to Z, Lee covers all the fundamentals with drills, diagrams, and descriptive stories. A remarkably successfully coach, he now shares why his teams and players were always fundamentally prepared and hard to beat. If you are about winning, you'll love this book."
Mike D'Antoni
Mike D'Antoni, Head basketball coach Phoenix Suns
"Lee Rose is a basketball lifer. The Basketball Handbook presents his vast experience and knowledge of the game, and is a great tool for becoming a better player or coach, regardless of competition level."
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""From A to Z, Lee covers all the fundamentals with drills, diagrams, and descriptive stories. A remarkably successfully coach, he now shares why his teams and players were always fundamentally prepared and hard to beat. If you are about winning, you'll love this book.""

Willis Reed
7-time all-star, MVP, and former head coach in the NBA

”Lee Rose is a basketball lifer. The Basketball Handbook presents his vast experience and knowledge of the game, and is a great tool for becoming a better player or coach, regardless of competition level.”

Mike D'Antoni
Head basketball coach
Phoenix Suns

From Lirbrary Journal September 15, 2004
James Miller, Springfield Coll. Lib., MA
"". . . 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. He also has good tips on how to develop a team's agility, speed, strength, and timing . . . a wealth of valuable information. Recommended for all collections.""

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