This book is dedicated to two groups of very special people. The first are those who were so instrumental in the attainment of my basketball dreams and accomplishments. Their contributions were both instructional and inspirational. Included in this select category are Venty Leib, Les Yellin, Abe Kleinman, Nat Holman, Dave Polansky, and Syd Levy. My mother and brother are among the honorees as their sacrifices and encouragement provided me with the opportunity to realize my goals. Lastly, my terrific sons, Jon and Seth, richly deserve inclusion. They have always proudly cheered me on even when believing it was time for me to hang up my sneakers. The second group are teammates, friends, and acquaintances with a love for basketball that have kept my round ball fires burning.