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Tales from the Cleveland Cavaliers Locker Room

by Roger Gordon & Austin Carr Sports Publishing (November 18, 2014)

Long before The Decision,? four MVP awards, and back-to-back NBA championships with the Miami Heat, LeBron James opened the 200304 season as an untested rookie with the Cleveland Cavaliers. In Tales from the...

Tales from the Sacramento Kings Locker Room

by Don Drysdale, Jerry Reynolds & Grant Napear Sports Publishing (October 14, 2014)

Jerry Reynolds was country before country was cool. He also was part of the Sacramento Kings before that was cool. 2015 marks the team?s 30th season in California?s capital, and Jerry has been there from the...

Facing Michael Jordan

by Kent McDill & Sean Deveney Sports Publishing (October 07, 2014)

Relive the magic of the greatest player to ever step on the court.

“Air Jordan,” “His Airness,” “MJ.”

Whatever you call him, Michael Jeffrey Jordan can be considered one of the greatest basketball players...

This Game's the Best! So Why Don't They Quit Screwing With It?

by George Karl & Don Yaeger St. Martin's Press (October 06, 2014)

He's fiery, funny--and brutally frank. He's George Karl, head coach of the Seattle Supersonics, and one of the most outspoken men in professional basketball. Opinionated and always passionate about the sport,...

1001 Basketball Trivia Questions

by Dale Ratermann & Brian Brosi Sports Publishing (June 17, 2014)

Basketball has evolved to one of the most commonly played sports worldwide. Regardless of how well you think you know basketball, there?s bound to be questions in this book to challenge and entertain, to stimulate...

Jump Attack

by Tim S. Grover Scribner (June 03, 2014)

Legendary trainer Tim Grover?s internationally acclaimed training program used by the pros, including Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant?now completely revised, updated, and expanded, with 100 new photos.

Since 1989...

A Biographical Directory of Professional Basketball Coaches

by Jeff Marcus Scarecrow Press (April 28, 2003)

Jeff Marcus provides, in alphabetical order, the year-by-year coaching records for every pro major league coach in basketball history beginning with the American Basketball League (ABL), which formed in 1925...

Fightin' Words

by Ryan Clark, Joe Cox, Denny Crum & Joe B. Hall Sports Publishing (March 04, 2014)

Over 100 years ago, the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville met for the first time on the basketball court. Over thirty years ago, the intra-state rivals faced each other in the original...

Tales from the Chicago Bulls Locker Room

by Bill Wennington & Kent McDill Sports Publishing (March 04, 2014)

Chicago Bulls fans thought they had it so good. From 1991 through 1993 the Bulls won three consecutive NBA titles behind the talents of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. When Jordan retired in the fall of 1993,...


by David Woods & Dick Vitale Scribner (November 30, 2010)

Butler University in Indianapolis became the smallest school in 40 years to reach the NCAA championship game. Prior to the tournament, a statistician calculated the Bulldogs as a 200-to-1 shot to win. But as...

Brooklyn Bounce

by Jake Appleman Scribner (February 04, 2014)

?A breezy, cautionary tale for modern sports fans? (Booklist) of the Brooklyn Nets? inaugural season, which brought back pro sports to the borough of Brooklyn?now updated to include the 2013-2014 season.


The Divine Nature of Basketball

by Ed Breslin & Rick Telander Sports Publishing (February 04, 2014)

The Divine Nature of Basketball: My Season Inside the Ivy League describes a season spent as a virtual coach in the Ivy League. Shadowing head coach of Yale men?s basketball James Jones and bird-dogging his...

The Art of a Beautiful Game

by Chris Ballard Simon & Schuster (November 03, 2009)

In The Art of a Beautiful Game, Chris Ballard, the award-winning Sports Illustrated writer who has covered the NBA for the past decade, goes behind the scenes to examine basketball in ways that will surprise...

Character Driven

by Derek Fisher & Gary Brozek Touchstone (September 08, 2009)

The Three Time NBA Champion and starting point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers shares his Christian faith and inspirational values for success and happiness.

Since his inaugural season with the NBA in 1996,...

Tales from the Arizona Wildcats Locker Room

by Steve Rivera Sports Publishing (November 01, 2013)

The images are forever etched in the minds of Arizona basketball fans, from Miles Simon falling to the court clutching the basketball as Arizona won its first and only NCAA title in 1997, to Lute Olson?s hair...

Tales from the North Carolina Tar Heels Locker Room

by Ken Rappoport Sports Publishing (May 01, 2012)

Ken Rappoport?s Tales from the North Carolina Tar Heels Locker Room is a compilation of the best notes, quotes, and anecdotes from North Carolina lore. Meet a coach nicknamed Bloody Neck,? a player called The...

One Small Town, One Crazy Coach: The Ireland Spuds and the 1963 Indiana High School Basketball Season

by Mike Roos Quarry Books (September 17, 2013)

In the summer of 1962, the peripatetic and irrepressible Pete Gill was hired on a whim to coach basketball at tiny Ireland High School. There he would accomplish, against enormous odds, one of the great small-town...

Indiana University Basketball Encyclopedia

by Terry Hutchens, Jason Hiner & Dick Van Arsdale Sports Publishing (September 01, 2013)

The tradition of college basketball excellence that reigns at Indiana University can only be matched by a handful of other elite programs, while the fierce devotion of IU basketball fans has been selling out...

Heaven Is a Playground

by Rick Telander Sports Publishing (September 01, 2013)

Heaven Is a Playground was the first book on the uniquely American phenomenon of urban basketball. Rick Telander, a photojournalist and former high school basketball player, spent part of the summer of 1973...

The One-Day Contract

by Rick Pitino & Eric Crawford St. Martin's Press (September 30, 2013)

A life-changing guide to achieving your goals, by the 2013 NCAA champion college basketball coach and #1 New York Times bestselling author.

Rick Pitino is famous as one of the most dynamic and successful basketball...

Tales from the Dallas Mavericks Locker Room

by Jaime Aron & Mark Cuban Sports Publishing (June 27, 2011)

In this newly updated edition of Tales from the Dallas Mavericks Locker Room, Jaime Aron brings all the power and passion of the Dallas Mavericks recent glory years to life. Readers will relive all the adrenaline...

Tales from the Kansas Jayhawks Locker Room

by Mark Stallard & Isaac "Bud" Stallworth Sports Publishing (May 01, 2012)

One of the most storied college basketball programs in America, the Kansas Jayhawks have produced some of the greatest legends to ever roam the hardwood. In this newly revised edition of Tales from the Kansas...

Legends of Maryland Basketball

by Dave Ungrady Sports Publishing (February 28, 2012)

Legends of Maryland Basketball is a feature on the basketball players and coaches who brought glory and pride to their university, as well as the men and women who played significant roles in developing the...

True Blue

by Jim Sumner, Dick Weiss, Jim Boeheim & Al Featherston Sports Publishing (March 08, 2013)

It?s been over thirty years since Mike Krzyzewski became the head basketball coach at Duke University. And on November 15, 2011, Coach K became the most successful coach in NCAA Division I men?s basketball history...

An Illustrated History of Duke Basketball

by Ben Cohen, Bill Brill & Mike Krzyzewski Sports Publishing (January 05, 2012)

No college in America has dominated the basketball scene the way Duke has. From the first game in 1906 through the NCAA National Championship following the 2009–10 season, 100 Seasons of Duke Basketball provides...

Tales from the Indiana Hoosiers Locker Room

by John Laskowski & Stan Sutton Sports Publishing (December 19, 2011)

Tales From the Indiana Hoosier Locker Room covers over a century of Indiana University basketball. Current and former Hoosiers talk of the excitement, the disappointment, and the celebration that has turned...

Jameer: The Story of Jameer Nelson and How He Came to Be a Phenomenon on the Basketball Court and in Life

by Floyd "Pete" Nelson Sports Publishing (November 01, 2004)

Jameer is an inspiring biography of Jameer Nelson, who excelled in sports from an early age and decided to focus on basketball in high school and later completed his college career playing the sport. He is respected...

Expatriate Games

by David Fromm Skyhorse (August 01, 2013)

When Dave Fromm graduated from college with good grades and high LSAT scores, he planned to apply to law school. But he actually wasn?t that sure he wanted to go, at least not right away. A few years earlier,...

Tales from the Philadelphia 76ers Locker Room

by Pat Williams, Gordon Jones & Billy Cunningham Sports Publishing (April 04, 2013)

The Sixers won 65 games and an NBA championship in 1982?83, still one of the finest seasons in NBA history. It was Moses Malone who, in the days before the playoffs, gave the team its battle cry. Asked by coach...

Legends of Syracuse Basketball

by Mike Waters & Louis Orr Sports Publishing (August 01, 2013)

A list of legends is significant not only for who makes the list, but who gets left off of it. If there are no obvious omissions, then the list of candidates was probably less than legendary in the first place....

The Holy Grail of Hoops

by Josh Swade Sports Publishing (August 01, 2013)

When Josh Swade found out that the original 13 rules of basketball, penned by Dr. James Naismith?the father of modern basketball?were up for auction, he knew that it was his duty as a lifelong Jayhawks fan to...

Sole Influence: Basketball, Corporate Greed, and the Corruption of America's Youth

by Dan Wetzel & Don Yaeger Grand Central Publishing (October 01, 2000)

Explosive and controversial, this expos uncovers the exploitation of college, high school, and even junior high basketball players by the billion-dollar atheltic shoe companies competing for national endorsements....

Spinning the Globe

by Ben Green HarperCollins e-books (September 08, 2009)

Before Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Julius Erving, or Michael Jordan––before Magic Johnson and Showtime––the Harlem Globetrotters revolutionized basketball and spread the game around the world. In...

To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy Forever

by Will Blythe HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

A thoroughly obsessive, intermittently uplifting, and occasionally unbiased account of the Duke–North Carolina basketball rivalry

Taking Shots

by Keith Glass HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Bring a family of four to an NBA game today, and it costs around $500 to watch a bunch of seven-footers take bad shots. Perhaps the quote often attributed to P.T. Barnum is true—there really is a sucker born...

The Basketball Draft Fact Book: A History of Professional Basketball's College Drafts

by Robert D. Bradley Scarecrow Press (April 12, 2013)

The Basketball Draft Fact Book is the first detailed and comprehensive listing of all professional basketball drafts in the history of the sport since the first draft in 1947. Each season’s draft is summarized,...

Runnin' Rebel

by Jerry Tarkanian, Dan Wetzel, Greg Anthony & Bob Knight Sports Publishing (March 19, 2013)

No matter where his basketball travels took him during his 31 seasons in NCAA Division I college basketball, controversy was never been far behind Jerry Tarkanian. The legendary former coach of the UNLV Runnin?...

European Basketball Championship Results: Since 1935

by Tomasz Malolepszy Scarecrow Press (February 28, 2013)

In European Basketball Championship Results: Since 1935, Tomasz Malolepszy charts the growth and expansion of this popular sport in Europe with a complete statistical history of both the men’s and women’s...

Pro Basketball's All-Time All-Stars: Across the Eras

by Robert W. Cohen Scarecrow Press (February 15, 2013)

Dividing the history of professional basketball into five distinct eras, this book first describes the style of play that prevailed during each period, giving an in-depth view of how the game has evolved. For...

Duke - Carolina Volume 4

by Art Inc. Chansky (February 21, 2013)

Famed sportswriter and Tobacco Road basketball historian Art Chansky is releasing a digital version of his award-winning book, Blue Blood, for all tablet devices. Blue Blood details one of sport's greatest rivalries,...

Duke - Carolina - Volumes 1-5  The Blue Blood Rivalry, The Master Collection

by Art Inc. Chansky (February 21, 2013)

Famed sportswriter and Tobacco Road basketball historian Art Chansky is releasing a digital version of his award-winning book, Blue Blood. Blue Blood details one of sport's greatest rivalries, Duke University...

Duke - Carolina - Volume 5  The Blue Blood Rivalry

by Art Inc. Chansky (December 27, 2012)

Famed sportswriter and Tobacco Road basketball historian Art Chansky is releasing a digital version of his award-winning book, Blue Blood. Blue Blood details one of sport's greatest rivalries, Duke University...

The One-Day Contract

by Rick Pitino, Eric Crawford & Peter Berkrot Macmillan Audio (September 30, 2013)

A life-changing guide to achieving your goals, by the 2013 NCAA champion college basketball coach and #1 New York Times bestselling author.

Rick Pitino is famous as one of the most dynamic and successful basketball...

A Passion to Lead

by Jim Calhoun & Jr. Richard Ernsberger Macmillan Audio (October 01, 2007)

Coach Jim Calhoun is one of the most successful coaches in college basketball history. Having sent countless players to the NBA, Coach Calhoun is known for producing not just great athletes but great human beings....


by Tim S. Grover, Shari Wenk & Pete Simonelli Simon & Schuster Audio (December 01, 2020)

An all-new production of the phenomenal bestseller, now featuring exclusive new conversations with the authors!

For more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats?Michael Jordan, Kobe...

The Big Three

by Michael Holley Hachette Books (November 30, 2020)

New York Times bestselling sportswriter Michael Holley tells the inside story of how Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett joined together to form the most dominant team in basketball and lead the Boston...

From Hang Time to Prime Time

by Pete Croatto & Feodor Chin Simon & Schuster Audio (December 01, 2020)

Perfect for fans of Moneyball and The Book of Basketball, this vivid, thoroughly entertaining, and well-researched book explores the NBA’s surge in popularity in the 1970s and 1980s and its transformation...

Isiah Thomas Story, The

by Paul Challen & Martin Popoff Ecw Press (November 30, 2004)

Isiah Lord Thomas has dedicated his life to professional basketball. He honed his skills in Chicago's South Side, went to college, signed an NBA contract, joined the Detroit Pistons, turned them into league...

The (Inter) National Basketball Association

by Joel Gunderson & Tyler Smith Sports Publishing (November 03, 2020)

For most of its existence, the National Basketball Association was a league filled with (almost) all American-born players. Players from overseas were looked at as less-skilled and not worth the risk. Americans...

Here We Go!

by David Cloninger & Tracy Glantz The History Press (November 06, 2017)

Most people thought it would take a miracle to bring the Gamecocks' women's basketball team to the nation's top teams, but Dawn Staley has always beaten the odds.

She stood at the podium on May 10, 2008, and...