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This new updated and revised edition of Coaching Basketball?the National Association of Basketball Coaches official coaching handbook?features more than 130 articles by basketball?s leading coaches, covering every aspect of the game. Dozens of current and former coaches from high school through the collegiate and professional levels, such as John Wooden, Rick Majerus, and Rick Pitino, share their ideas and tips on fundamentals, strategy, and conditioning, as well as coaching foundations, including coaching ...

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This new updated and revised edition of Coaching Basketball—the National Association of Basketball Coaches official coaching handbook—features more than 130 articles by basketball’s leading coaches, covering every aspect of the game. Dozens of current and former coaches from high school through the collegiate and professional levels, such as John Wooden, Rick Majerus, and Rick Pitino, share their ideas and tips on fundamentals, strategy, and conditioning, as well as coaching foundations, including coaching philosophy, running a program, and recruiting.

The National Association of Basketball Coaches official coaching handbook and reference tool just got better. A collection of essays by the nation's leading coaches--Hubie Brown, Rick Pitino, Bob Knight, etc--covers fundamental skills, strategy, conditioning and motivational techniques. Diagrams throughout.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071382106
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/19/2002
  • Edition description: Rev and Updated
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 674,706
  • Product dimensions: 8.32 (w) x 10.72 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Krause has coached and taught basketball for forty years. The author of twelve coaching books, he is the chairman of the NABC Research Committee and former chairman of the NCAA Basketball Rules Committee. In 1998, he received the prestigious NABC Cliff Wells Appreciation Award for his lifetime contributions to college basketball. He currently the director of Basketball Operations at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

Ralph Pim is the author of numerous coaching articles and an instructional book, Winning Basketball. Pim has spent twenty-five years as a teacher and coach and is currently an assistant professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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Table of Contents

Editors' Biographies
Milestones of the Game
Ch. 1 Our Background 3
Basket Ball History 3
Basket Ball: A New Game 4
"Duck on the Rock" - The Origins and Mysteries of Basketball 4
Basket Ball: The Birth of the Game 12
The Basketball Man 13
Basketball's First Day: The Players Remember 17
Basketball History 18
The Coaches Organize (The NABC) 20
NABC First Meeting (1927) 22
NABC First Constitution (1927) 23
NABC Officers and Leaders (1927) 25
History of the NABC Bulletin 25
The Bulletin's Beginnings (and End) 27
NABC Coaches Code (1933) 27
Ch. 2 Developing Your Philosophy 29
The Pyramid of Success 31
My Philosophy of Life 32
The Wizard's Philosophy 32
Teaching 34
A Coaching Philosophy 35
Thoughts on Coaching 37
Basketball Coaching Thoughts 38
The Second Time Around 41
Playing Hard Through Team Attitude 42
Boilermaker Philosophy 43
Basketball Terminology to Better Understand the Game 46
An Official 47
Sportsmanship - Whose Responsibility? 49
NAIA "Champions of Character" Program (2001) 55
Travel Broadens ... If 59
NABC Coaches Code of Ethics (1987) 61
The Man in the Arena 62
Ch. 3 Planning Your Program 63
Leadership 64
Fulfilling the Total Promise 64
Don't Give Up, Don't Ever Give Up 68
Player Leadership 69
Building a Program 70
Building a Successful High School Program 71
Promoting Your Program 71
Practice Philosophy 73
Daily Practice 74
Practice Organization 75
Finding Additional Practice Time 76
Organization of Practice and Season 78
Formulating a Game Plan 80
High School Organization and Evaluation 83
Evaluating a Basketball Program 86
The Basketball Evaluation System (BES) 87
Player Evaluation 90
The Effort Chart 92
How Do You Rate, Coach? 93
Self-Assessment of Basketball Coaches 95
The Sue Syndrome 98
Ch. 4 Psychosocial Sport Sciences 101
Concern for Players 101
Teaching-Learning Principles 103
Player Relations and Strategy 104
Player-Coach Relations 106
Coaching Confidence: A Psychological Approach 108
Motivating Your Players 110
Motivation 112
Creating an Attitude 114
Building Team Unity 115
Ch. 5 Physiological Sport Sciences 117
The Big Picture of Conditioning 117
Flexibility 119
Strength and Conditioning 121
Basketball Conditioning 124
Hanover College Basketball Strength Program 126
Coach Conditioning 126
Conditioning to Win 127
Ch. 6 Scouting and Recruiting 131
Scouting 131
Tips on Scouting 133
Your Next Opponent 137
Agile - Mobile - Hostile 139
The Role of the High School Coach 140
Small College Recruiting: A Game Plan 143
Factors Influencing Home Visit Decision of Early Signing 145
Ch. 7 Basic Motion 151
Compactness in Basketball 151
Mimetics 153
The Jump Stop (Quick Stop) 153
Teaching Individual Skills 154
Back to Basics 163
Individual Fundamentals 165
Fundamentals Is the Name 166
Progressive Footwork Drills 167
Off-Season Fundamentals 170
The 26 Magic Numbers 175
Common Coaching Mistakes 179
Moving Without the Ball 180
Station Drills 182
Ch. 8 Rebounding 185
Chin-It 185
Anatomy of a Rebound 186
Offensive Rebounding 189
Defensive Rebounding 190
Teaching Rebounding 193
The Rebound Game 196
Ch. 9 Ballhandling 199
Passing - Catching 199
The Little Things 200
The Passing Game 201
Teaching Pressure Passing 203
Ballhandling 205
Off-Season Ballhandling 207
Ch. 10 Shooting Field Goals 211
Shooting 211
Shooting Simple 213
Mental Imagery in Shooting 216
Shooting Drills 218
"55-Second" Offensive Drill 222
Score on the Throw 225
Free Throw Accuracy 228
Pressure Free Throws 230
Ch. 11 Individual Offensive Moves 231
Playing in the Paint 231
Post Play 233
Big Man Drills 234
Moves with the Ball 235
Playing the Point Guard Position 239
Perimeter Player Workout 243
The Triple Jump Stop 244
Ch. 12 General Offense Systems 247
Offensive Basketball at North Carolina 247
DePaul's Offensive System 253
The Missouri Offense 254
Offensive Philosophy 256
Ch. 13 Transition Offense/Fast Break 261
Fast-Break Organization 261
Why Fast-Break? 265
Fast Break: The Running Game 267
Fast-Break Fundamentals 271
The Fast Break 273
Ch. 14 Press Offense 277
Attacking Pressure Defenses 277
Offenses Against a Full-Court Zone Press 280
The 2-3: An Antidote for Pressure Defenses 282
How to Break a Zone Press 286
Ch. 15 Man-to-Man Offense 291
Wheel Offense 291
High Post Offense 297
The Screening Game 301
The Gold Medal Offense 304
The Balanced High Post Offense 308
The Original Shuffle 320
The Wyoming Weave Offense 325
Ch. 16 Zone Offense 329
Zone Attack 329
Zone Offense 333
Attack Zones with the Slash Offense 335
How to Attack Zones 338
Approaches to Playing Against Zones 341
Ch. 17 Special Situations 351
Control Game and Special Situations 351
Weakside Series 355
Special Situations 356
Triple Threat - Shoot the Three 359
Special Scoring Plays 361
Special Teams for Championship Teams 369
Ch. 18 General Defense/Defensive Systems 373
Watchdog of the Basket 373
The Seven Cardinal Rules of Defense 376
Defensive Principles 378
The Purpose of Defense 381
Cincinnati's Pressure Defense Philosophy 382
Kentucky's Basketball System 385
Ch. 19 Transition Defense/Presses 387
Conversion/Transition 387
Defensive Transition Drills 388
Pressure Defense 390
Pressing Principles 391
Zone Presses 395
Connecticut's 2-2-1 Pressure Defense 400
Principles for Double-Teaming 405
Ch. 20 Man-to-Man Defense 407
The San Francisco Defense 407
UTEP's Man-to-Man Defense 411
Bison Basketball Defense 413
Man-to-Man Pressure Defense 415
Defensive Philosophy: Team and Individual Concepts 419
Attack Basketball 424
Defensive Drills and Concepts 425
Ch. 21 Zone Defense 433
In Defense of a Zone 433
A History Lesson on the Zone Defense 434
Flexing the Zone Defense 435
Kentucky's 1-3-1 Zone Trap 439
Zone Defense 441
3-2 Defense Zone Slides 443
Freak Defense 444
The Triangle and Two 446
Combination Match-Up Defense 447
Match-Up Zone 449
Match-Up Press 451
Ch. 22 Special Situation Defense 459
Equalizing the Star 459
Defending the Star 461
Out-of-Bounds Defense 463
Contributors 467
Champion NCAA Coaches 480
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