Arguably the greatest women’s basketball player to step onto the court and the first woman to be head coach of a professional men’s team, Nancy Lieberman has accomplished it all throughout her career. Her experience is unrivaled, and in Basketball for Women, she’s sharing her secrets, insights, and advice with you.
Inside you’ll find comprehensive coverage on all aspects of the game:
-More than 100 drills to fine-tune essential skills, including ball handling, shooting, and rebounding
-Defensive techniques and strategies to shut down any opponent
-The best offensive plays for scoring in any situation
-Tips for getting the most of your practice time
-Exercises and programs for peak physical conditioning
In addition, Basketball for Women takes you inside the huddles, and into the locker room, as Nancy provides advice on developing a winning attitude and becoming a complete team player.
To be your best, learn from the best! With Nancy Lieberman’s Basketball for Women, you will master the skills, elevate your play, and reach your potential.
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About the Author
Nancy Lieberman is regarded as one of the greatest figures in women's basketball. Inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 1996 and into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999, Lieberman is an accomplished basketball player, coach, two-time Olympian, broadcaster, and writer.
A native of Queens, New York, Nancy played hoops on the Harlem courts and developed a tough style of basketball that led her to one of the most distinguished careers in basketball history. At the age of 18, she became the youngest basketball player in Olympic history to win a silver medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics. From 1976 to 1980, Lieberman attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she and her team won two consecutive Association of Intercollegiate Athletics of Women (AIAW) National Championships (1979 and 1980) and compiled a 72-2 record.
In January 1997, at the age of 38, Lieberman was drafted in the inaugural season by the Women’s National Basketball Association’s (WNBA) Phoenix Mercury. During her professional career, she averaged 15.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game. In 1998, she was hired as the general manager and head coach of the WNBA’s Detroit Shock, a team she coached for three seasons. Lieberman again made history on July 24, 2008, by coming out of retirement and signing to play for the Detroit Shock of the WNBA, becoming the oldest player in the history of the league at the young age of 50. She broke the previous record of 39 years of age, which Nancy herself established as a member of the Phoenix Mercury in 1997.
In November 2009, Nancy Lieberman became the first woman to coach a professional men's basketball team, the Texas Legends, an affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks. In 2011 she stepped away from her coaching duties to join the front office for the Texas Legends. Lieberman currently lives in Dallas, Texas.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Taking Your Game to the Next Level
Chapter 2. Developing a Winning Attitude
Chapter 3. Training for the Game
Chapter 4. Becoming an Offensive Threat
Chapter 5. Shooting the Lights Out
Chapter 6. Getting Open and Being a Threat Without the Ball
Chapter 7. Dribbling—What’s Your Handle?
Chapter 8. Passing and Catching Turnover-Free
Chapter 9. Becoming a Defensive Stopper
Chapter 10. Owning the Boards
Chapter 11. Becoming the Complete Player
What People are Saying About This
""Basketball for Women is an outstanding guide for the serious player and coach. It gives great information to take a player's game to the next level from two of the game's greatest personalities.""Marsha SharpHead Women's Basketball Coach, Texas Tech University
""This is a complete basketball book written by one of the greatest point guards ever to play the game. All aspects of developing a well-rounded player are covered. The mental approach, tips for skill development, practice drills, and Nancy's life experiences make this a must-have for players looking to improve their games.""Anne DonovanHead Women's Basketball Coach, East Carolina University, 1995 Hall of Fame Inductee, 3-Time Olympian"