Basketball for Dummies

Basketball for Dummies

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Basketball is the most popular participatory sport in the United States. As simple as the game often seems throwing a ball through a hoop there are many aspects of the game that go unnoticed. But with Basketball For Dummies, Second Edition, you'll get the inside scoop on hoops. Whether you're a player, a fan, or a coach, Basketball For Dummies, Second Edition will get you better acquainted to the game, so you can play it better, coach it smarter, or appreciate it more as a spectator. Former Notre Dame head coach Digger Phelps begins with the fundamentals and quickly moves up court from there. From playing a pick--up game to watching March Madness on TV to the excitement of the NBA Playoffs, Phelps has come up with a game plan that shows you how to have fun with the game, while you become familiar with it. By the final buzzer, you'll have pulled down pointers on how to play the game, how to look good on the court, how to coach it, how to watch it, ho w to strategize, and even how to talk trash on the playground.
Within these pages, you'll also discover how to: * Suit up for the court * Get into basketball shape * Play effective offense and defense * Use signature moves from NBA greats * Shoot quality free--throws * Join fantasy leagues and get great stuff online From the basics to the latest coaching drills and techniques, this friendly reference offers you expert advice on the plays, strategies, and moves on and off the court from high school to college hoops, to the WNBA, and beyond.
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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 185.42 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 680.39g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0764552481
  • 9780764552489
  • 1,258,436

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"In 'Vitalese', this book is simply awesome, baby." --Dick Vitale, ESPN/ABC basketball analyst "A terrific guide for coaching youth teams." Mike Krzyzewski, Head Coach, Duke University Praise for Basketball For Dummies(R) "A must-have book for all basketball coaches and fans!" -- Jeff Nix, Assistant Coach, New York Knicks "Invaluable to both basketball beginners and veterans." -- Chris Fowler, ESPN College Sports Studio Host "An entertaining and informative guide to basketball." -- Rick Barnes, Head Coach, The University of TexasGet the inside scoop on hoops from ESPN college analyst Digger Phelps!Consider this updated edition your basketball boot camp -- whether you're a player, fan, or coach. From the basics to the latest tips on coaching drills and techniques, this friendly reference offers you expert advice on the plays, strategies, and moves on and off the court -- from high school to college hoops to the WNBA and beyond.Discover how to: Suit up for the court Get into basketball shape Play effective offense and defense Use signature moves from NBA greats Join fantasy leagues and get great stuff onlineGet smart! www.dummies.com Register to win cool prizes Browse exclusive articles and excerpts Get a free Dummies Daily(TM) e-mail newsletter Chat with authors and preview other books Talk to us, ask questions, get answers
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About Digger Phelps

Richard "Digger" Phelps coached the University of Notre Dame to more wins than any basketball coach in the school's history. John Walters is a writer for Sports Illustrated. Tim Bourret is the Sports Information Director at Clemson University.
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Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: Basketball 101. Chapter 1: Bare--Bones Basketball. Chapter 2: The Wear and Where of Basketball. Chapter 3: The Rules. Chapter 4: Statistics. PART II: The Fundamentals of Basketball. Chapter 5: Shooting. Chapter 6: Offense. Chapter 7: Defense. Chapter 8: Rebounding. Chapter 9: Moves, Plays, and Strategies. PART III: The Fanfare of Basketball. Chapter 10: You Don't Need to Play to Be a Fan. Chapter 11: Basketball and the Internet. Chapter 12: Pickup Basketball. Chapter 13: High School Basketball. Chapter 14: College Basketball. Chapter 15: Professional Basketball. Chapter 16: International Basketball. Chapter 17: Filling Out Your NCAA Tournament Bracket. PART IV: Coaching Teams and Yourself. Chapter 18: Coaching Philosophy and Motivation. Chapter 19: Coaching Kids. Chapter 20: Getting into Basketball Shape. PART V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Games That Changed the Course of Basketball History. Chapter 22: Ten NBA Greats. Appendix A: Glossary of Basketball Terms. Appendix B: Drilling the Basics. Index. Book Registration Information.
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