The Gold Standard: Building a World-Class Team (Business Plus)
by Mike Krzyzewski
Paperback from Business Plus
Says Coach K: "In all forms of leadership, whether you are a coach, a CEO, or a parent, there are four words that, when said, can bring out the best in your team, your employees, and your family...I BELIEVE IN YOU.
These four words can mean the difference between a fear of failure and the courage to try."
In his previous bestselling books, Coach K has guided readers to success the way he has guided his teams at Duke University - - with the power of his inspirational words and phenomenal leadership skills.
But that was with college kids.....Now, Coach K has stepped up to take on an entirely new challenge - by volunteering to coach the US Olympic Basketball team. Comprised of some of the biggest NBA stars, Coach K had to work with huge egos and personalrivalries in order to create an American team that could win against the best competition in the world and restore Team USA to the gold standard of basketball.
This is more than a celebratory book - it's Coach K's first-hand account of how he dealt with such stars as Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and all the rest to buy into his "total team" play. Half a book on basketball, half a book on management techniques, THE GOLD STANDARD captures Coach K's personal style and approach to getting different (and sometimes difficult) people to work hard and succeed in reaching a common goal.
Coaching Team Basketball: A Coach's Guide to Developing Players With a Team-First Attitude
by Tom Crean, Ralph Pim
Paperback from McGraw-Hill
To be #1, your team has to play as one
How many times have you heard, "There is no I in team"? Still, U.S. basketball continues to be dominated by individual play, which has led to a number of embarrassing upsets on the world and Olympic courts. From middle-school to the NBA, there are no championships without teamwork--and there's no teamwork without good coaching.
Get away from the flash and start building your successful team today with this one-of-a-kind, step-by-step guide that helps you to:
- Communicate the core values of integrity and respect
- Create a vision statement
- Recruit team players
- Develop trust and unity with a buddy system
- Inspire your players to embrace teamwork
- Get your five defenders working as one
- Master winning offensive plays that utilize the whole team
- And more
Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women's Hoops on the Map
by Sue Macy
Hardcover from Holiday House
This dynamic picture book about the birth of women's basketball will keep young readers riveted. Raised on a cattle ranch, Agnes Morley was sent to Stanford University to learn to be a lady. Yet in no time she exchanged her breeches and spurs for bloomers and a basketball; and in April 1896 she made history. In a heart--pounding game against the University of California at Berkeley, Agnes led her team to victory in the first-ever intercollegiate women s basketball game, earning national attention and putting women s basketball on the map.
The Complete Guide to Coaching Girls' Basketball: Building a Great Team the Carolina Way
by Sylvia Hatchell, Jeff Thomas
Paperback from International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
"Coach Hatchell's book is a must-read for every girls' basketball coach. She is fantastic in every phase of the game, and I love watching her teams play."--Roy Williams, head men's basketball coach, University of North Carolina, and Associated Press Coach of the Year, 2006
What does it take to turn a good coach into a great one? You need to be a teacher, a motivator, a guru of X's and O's. Coach Sylvia Hatchell shows you how she manages all these roles and gives you her winning advice to creating a team of champions.
Head coach of the University of North Carolina's women's team, Coach Hathcell combines the Tar Heels' longstanding tradition of basketball greatness with her personal dedication to guiding young women as she teaches you how to:
- Communicate effectively to get peak performances from 11- to 18-year-old girls
- Teach all the fundamentals of the game and run a productive, high-energy practice
- Develop a formidable offense and tenacious defense
- Master 75 of her favorite drills, ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced
Eagle Blue: A Team, a Tribe, and a High School Basketball Season in Arctic Alaska
by Michael D'Orso
Hardcover from Bloomsbury USA
Media Published: 2006-
n the tradition of Friday Night Lights, an extraordinary journey into the basketball-crazed culture of remote Arctic Alaska.
The village of Fort Yukon sits eight miles above the Arctic Circle, deep in Alaska's "bush" country. The six hundred men, women and children who live there--almost all of them Athabascan Gwich'in Natives--have little to cheer for. Their traditional Indian ways of life are rapidly vanishing in the face of a modern culture that is closing in on all sides, threatening to destroy their community and their identity. The one source of pride they can count on is their boys' high school basketball team--the Fort Yukon Eagles.
Eagle Blue follows the Eagles, winners of six regional championships in a row, through the course of an entire 28-game season, from their first day of practice in late November to the Alaska State Championship Tournament in March. With insight, frankness, and compassion, Michael D'Orso climbs into the lives of these fourteen boys, their families, and their coach, shadowing them through an Arctic winter of fifty-below-zero temperatures and near-round-the-clock darkness as the Eagles criss-cross Alaska by air, van, and snow machine in pursuit of their--and their village's--dream.
Great Teams in Pro Basketball History
by Joe Giglio
Hardcover from Heinemann-Raintree
What are the greatest teams in pro basketball and what made them stand out? Learn which players were MVPs and the records of unstoppable teams. Discover how players came together to beat their opponents. Read about changes that were constantly being made to keep up with the growing sport. From talented players to dynamic coaches, this book spans almost 40 years to find the best in pro basketball history.
Slam for Life: The Story of a Girl's AAU Basketball Team
by Ron Smith, Kathie Smith
Paperback from RoseDog Books
Slam for Life follows the trials and tribulations of The Ohio Slam, a girl's AAU basketball team, with the Smiths providing keen insight into the inner workings of a top-notch amateur athletic basketball team.
Using their early experiences with their daughter's organized basketball team, the Smiths banded with several other families to start The Ohio Slam. In Slam for Life, they outline the ups and downs of participating in and organizing an amateur athletic team.
Their story, although written about a girl's basketball team, is relevant to any amateur athletic team.
Ultimate Guide to Pro Basketball Teams (Ultimate Pro Team Guides (Sports Illustrated for Kids))
by Nate LeBoutillier
Paperback from Capstone Press
Swoosh! The sound of a basketball going through the net has echoed through professional arenas since 1946. Since then, each team has had its share of amazing players, top coaches, and exciting history. Discover the highlights about all of the basketball teams in pro basketball.
Sweet Redemption: How Gary Williams and Maryland Beat Death and Despair to Win the NCAA Basketball Championship
Glory Road: My Story of the 1966 NCAA Basketball Championship and How One Team Triumphed Against the Odds and Changed America Forever
by Don Haskins, Dan Wetzel
Paperback from Hyperion
Timed to the release of Jerry Bruckheimer's movie, the moving autobiography of Hall of Fame basketball coach Don Haskins and his storied team of players, the Texas Western Miners
In 1966, college basketball was almost completely segregated. In the championship game for the NCAA title that year, Don Haskins, coach of the then little-known Texas Western College, did something that had never been done before in the history of college basketball. He started five black players and in the now legendary game, unseated the nationally top-ranked University of Kentucky. Broadcast on television throughout the country, the Miners' victory became the impetus for the desegregation of all college teams in the South during the next few years.
Now, for the first time, Hall of Fame coach Don Haskins tell his story. Beginning as a small-town high school basketball coach, Haskins was known for his tough coaching methods and larger-than-life personality. As a child growing up during the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma, he developed a strong set of values and discipline that he would instill in his players throughout his coaching career. With recollections from his former players, including those of the 1966 team, along with Haskins's own Seven Principles for Success, Glory Road is the inspiring story of a living legend and one of the most respected coaches of all time.
With a foreword by basketball legend Bobby Knight, and coinciding with the release of the film Glory Road, the story of Don Haskins and his championship team is sure to become a classic for sports fans and historians.
by Gary Williams, David A. Vise
Listed under NCAA Basketball
Five-Point Play: The Story of Duke's Amazing 2000-2001 Championship Season
by Mike Krzyzewski, et al
Listed under NCAA Basketball
2001-02 NBA Team Tracker: An Insider's Guide to All the Teams in the NBA!
by John Hareas
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