Basketball for Dummies

Basketball for Dummies

Book - 1997
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"In 'Vitalese', this book is simply awesome, baby." -- Dick Vitale, ESPN/ABC Basketball Analyst "Great reading from a man who knows basketball." -- Charles Barkley, Houston Rockets "A must-have book for all basketball coaches and fans!" -- Jeff Nix, Assistant Coach, New York Knicks "A great tool to learn more about the game, not only for novices, but also for those who fancy themselves as a basketball expert." -- Nancy Lieberman-Cline, TV Analyst, Player for the Phoenix Mercury and WNBA "A useful combination of broad advice and specific tips that should be invaluable to both basketball beginners and veterans." -- Chris Fowler, ESPN College Sports Studio Host

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Hit the courts with Basketball For Dummies(tm) and you'll discover how to:

Uncover the basics -- from guarding, blocking, and rebounding to passing, shooting, and scoring Recognize the role of every player on the court -- from the coach to the power forward to the point guard Understand the rules and regulations for high school, college, pro, and international hoops "Talk the talk" -- from zone defense and screens to the pick-and-roll and boards Polish your skills through conditioning -- from free-throw and shooting practice to defensive drills Train for the game with expert tips on diet, conditioning, and mental preparation Get the right gear -- from shirts, shorts, and shoes to balls, backboards, and nets Catch all the great plays -- whether you're a "couch potato" fan or a die-hard hoopster in the stands Inspire and work with kids via community leagues, summer camps, and local organizations Know what's happening on the court with play diagrams and photos Select the right mix of players for your fantasy basketball team Locate great basketball resources -- from books and magazines to Web sites and TV analysts
Publisher: Foster City CA : IDG Books Worldwide, c1997
ISBN: 9780764550423
076455042X
Characteristics: xxiv, 402 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Walters, John (John Andrew)

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