Basketball Titles

Fall 2014

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100 Things Arizona Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
Anthony Gimino, Steve Rivera, Lute Olson

Whether you're a die-hard booster from the Lute Olson era or a new supporter of Sean Miller, this is the ultimate
resource guide for true fans of the Arizona Wildcats. Authors Steve Rivera and Anthony Gimino have collected
every essential piece of Wildcats knowledge and trivia-from how many players the Wildcats have had selected in
the NBA draft, the program's longest-tenured coach, and the former players who have had their numbers retired-
and pair it with must-do activities, and rank them all, from one to 100. Providing an entertaining and easy-to-
follow checklist for diehard fans, these are the 100 things all Wildcat supporters need to know and do in their
lifetime.
Summary
Anthony Gimino has covered University of Arizona athletics for more than two decades, including as a football
beat reporter for the Arizona Daily Star and the sports columnist at the Tucson Citizen. He is a senior editor for
Lindy's College Annuals and is the site editor and administrator at TucsonCitizen.com. Steve Rivera is a longtime
Author Bio
sports writer who covered the University of Arizona basketball team for more than 20 years for the Tucson
Citizen. He is the author of The Arizona Basketball Vault, The Arizona National Championship Book, Tales from
the Arizona Hardwood, and Tales from the Arizona Locker Room and he has contributed to Basketball Times,
SI.com, and numerous sports magazines. Lute Olson was the head coach of the University of Arizona men's
basketball team for 25 years where he won a NCAA Championship in 1997. They all live in Tucson, Arizona.
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March Madness
Cinderellas, Superstars, and Champions from the NCAA Final Four

This year-by-year journey through the history of the Final Four captures the most memorable moments and
personalities ever to participate in this great event, as well as chronicling the tournament's rise from humble
beginnings to perhaps the most significant spectacle in sports. From unbelievable upsets to record-setting
performances to coaching masterpieces, March Madness details 76 years of college basketball's most memorable
championship moments, including North Carolina's triple-overtime victory over Wilt Chamberlain's Kansas team in
1957, Texas Western's watershed victory over Kentucky in 1966, the Magic vs. Bird showdown of 1979, and
Villanova's stunning upset of Georgetown in 1985. Current through the 2013-14 NCAA season, the book includes
such unforgettable games as Florida's back-to-back wins in 2004 and 2005 and Duke and Kentucky's multiple
championships.
Summary
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a nonprofit association of 1,281 institutions,
conferences, organizations, and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of colleges and universities in
the United States and Canada. It is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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100 Things 76ers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
Gordon Jones, Eric Stark, Pat Williams

Most 76ers fans have attended a game at the Wells Fargo Center, seen highlights of a young Charles Barkley,
and remember team's trip to the 2001 NBA Finals. But only real fans can name the franchise's 12 Hall of Famers,
remember the future head coach who played guard for the team in the 1970s, or know all the words to "Here
Come the Sixers".
100 Things 76ers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Gordon Jones reveals the most critical moments
and important facts about past and present players, coaches, and teams that are part of the storied history
that is 76ers basketball. Scattered throughout the pages, you'll find pep talks, records, and Sixers lore to test
your knowledge, including:
* The franchise's beginnings as the Syracuse Nationals before moving to Philadelphia in 1963
* Both NBA Champion Sixers teams-1966-67 led by Wilt Chamberlain and the 1982-83 led by Julius Erving and
Moses Malone
* The memorable Sixers teams of the late 1980s and early 1990s led by Barkley
* Profiles of unforgettable Colts personalities such as Billy Cunningham, Allen Iverson, and Maurice Cheeks
...
Summary
Gordon Jones is a freelance sports writer who has covered sports in eastern Pennsylvania for more than 30
Author Bio
years, writing for such publications as the Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania and the Lancaster
Intelligencer Journal. He is a coauthor of Tales from the Philadelphia 76ers. He lives in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Eric
Stark is a sports writer, travel editor and TV/radio columnist living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Pat Williams is
the former general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers and the current senior vice president of the Orlando Magic.
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If These Walls Could Talk: Chicago Bulls
Stories from the Sideline, Locker Room, and Press Box of the Chicago Bulls Dynasty
Kent McDill, Bill Cartwright

The Chicago Bulls are one of basketball's most storied teams-from Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippin, and Phil
Jackson to Hall of Famers and MVPs, the Bulls' NBA championship legacy will likely never be surpassed. Author
and Bulls' beat reporter Kent McDill provides a closer look at the great moments of the 1990s championship
teamss, which saw the Bulls win six championships in eight seasons. Through multiple interviews conducted with
current and past Bulls, readers will meet the players, coaches, and management and share in their moments of
greatness and defeat. If These Walls Could Talk: Chicago Bulls will make fans a part of the Bulls' history from a
new perspective.
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Kent McDill has been a sportswriter since 1978, working in Chicago and Indianapolis before joining the Daily
Herald to work as the Chicago Bulls beat writer. From 1988 to 1999 he traveled with the Bulls on a daily basis
and was the only beat writer to cover all six Bulls championship teams. He lives in Park Ridge, Illinois. Bill
Cartwright is a former NBA All-Star and a three-time NBA champion. He lives in Japan.
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The Blue Divide
Duke, North Carolina, and the Battle on Tobacco Road
Johnny Moore, Art Chansky, Jay Bilas

A complete look at the storied basketball rivalry between the Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels, this
guide is penned by two authorities on the subject-Art Chansky, a bestselling author and sports reporter who has
covered the famed match up since his days as a student reporter at UNC and Johnny Moore, who has been
intimately involved with Duke athletics for nearly four decades. Segmenting the various commonalities the Blue
Devils and Tar Heels have shared for more than 60 years and nearly 250 meetings on the court, each chapter
covers a distinct aspect of the rivalry between these two schools that stand a mere 10 miles apart. This book
offers new details on long-forgotten stories as well as a chance to better understand where the pride and
passion of today comes from between the two contiguous competitors.
Summary
Art Chansky is the bestselling author of Blue Blood, The Dean's List, and Light Blue Region. He is the former
sports editor of the Durham Morning Herald and a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He
lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Johnny Moore is a producer for the radio and television networks at Duke
University and has been involved with Duke athletics for nearly 40 years. He lives in Durham, North Carolina. A
former Duke basketball player, Jay Bilas, who is also a lawyer, has gained prominence as a national college
basketball analyst for ESPN. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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100 Things Syracuse Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
Scott Pitoniak, Floyd Little

Most Syracuse fans and alumni have seen a game at Carrier Dome, have seen highlights of a young Dwight
Freeney and Carmelo Anthony, and know the story of the 2003 NCAA National Champion men's basketball team.
But only real fans know the history of Archbold Stadium, the words to "Down the Field," or what Otto the
Orange's name could have been originally. 100 Things Syracuse Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the
ultimate resource guide for true fans of the Syracuse Orange and, whether you're a die-hard booster from the
days of Jim Brown or a current student at the university, these are the 100 things all fans needs to know and do
in their lifetime. Author Scott Pitoniak has collected every essential piece of Orange knowledge and trivia, as well
as must-do activities, and ranks them all, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress
on your way to fan superstardom.
Summary
Scott Pitoniak is an award-winning journalist. He has been named one of the top columnists in the nation by the
Author Bio
Associated Press Sports Editors and is the author of several books, including Color Him Orange: The Jim Boeheim
Story; The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Buffalo Bills; and Tales from the Buffalo Bills Sidelines. He lives in
Rochester, New York. Floyd Little was a three-time All-American at Syracuse and the Broncos' first No. 1 pick
to ever sign with the team. Known as "The Franchise," he played in five Pro Bowls, leading the AFC in rushing in
1970 and the NFL in 1971 with 1,133 yards. At the time of his retirement, he ranked seventh in NFL history in
rushing. Floyd won the 1973 Brian Piccolo Award and the 1974 Byron "Whizzer" White Humanitarian Award for
community service. He has been named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the College Football Hall of Fame, and
the Broncos Ring of Fame. He recently moved back to Syracuse and works for his alma mater's athletic
department. He previously authored Floyd Little's Tales from the Broncos Sideline.
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100 Things Buckeyes Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
Andrew Buchanan, Archie Griffin

With traditions, records, and Buckeye lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts
every Ohio State fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames,
memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things Buckeyes covers
the team's seven National Championships and six Heisman Trophy winners. Now updated through the 2013
season, new chapters include the hiring of Urban Meyer, the emergence of Braxton Miller, and the 2012 and 2013
undefeated seasons.
Summary
Andrew Buchanan is a writer, communications professional, and former journalist who covered everything from
crime and politics to urban affairs and sports while working for the Associated Press and the Chicago Tribune.
Andrew has written and edited more than a half-dozen guidebooks to stadiums and ballparks-including one on
Ohio Stadium-as part of the company he started with his brother. A native of Columbus, Ohio, he now resides in
Chicago with his wife and three daughters.
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100 Things Arkansas Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
Rick Schaeffer, Quinn Grovey

From famed moments such as the Razorbacks winning the 1994 NCAA Tournament to lesser known trivia,
including which uniform configuration is considered a curse or knowing the animal that was the school's original
mascot, 100 Things Arkansas Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die reveals the most critical moments and
important facts about Arkansas football and basketball. With details on past and present players, coaches, and
teams that are part of the university's storied history, this book contains everything Hogs fans should know, see,
and do in their lifetime and encapsulates what being a Razorbacks fan is all about.
Summary
Rick Schaeffer was the sports information director with the University of Arkansas athletic department for 24
years and the radio color commentator for Razorbacks football for a decade. He is the founder of Champions for
Kids, a nonprofit organization that provides support, training, and resources for youth organizations in Arkansas.
Quinn Grovey was the starting quarterback at Arkansas from 1987 to 1989, leading the Razorbacks to
Southwest Conference Championships in 1988 and 1989. They both live in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
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Dynasty
The San Antonio Spurs' Timeless 2014 Championship
Jesse Blanchard

This commemorative book on the 2014 NBA champion San Antonio Spurs provides a visual look at the Spurs'
exciting road to championship glory. Through insightful articles by Jesse Blanchard and nearly 100 full-color
images, this celebratory book takes readers from the season's first games in November through the Spurs' playoff
battles against the Mavericks, Trail Blazers, and Thunder before the epic NBA Finals showdown with Miami.
Featuring profiles of head coach Gregg Popovich, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and other Spurs stars, this keepsake
book is an essential part of any fan's collection.
Summary
Jesse Blanchard is a sports journalist who writes for ProjectSpurs.com and ESPNSA.com. His first credentialed
season covering the San Antonio Spurs was in 2009 as a writer for 48 Minutes of Hell, an affiliate with ESPN's
True Hoop Network. He lives in San Antonio.
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Billy on the Ball
Paul Harrison, Sylvia Raga

Billy kicks the ball, but not everything is as it seems. . .
Billy's in the team, and he's not about to let the side down! He runs, he heads, he shoots, he scores! Billy is our
hero. Have Billy's dreams come true?
Summary
Paul Harrison is an award-winning editor and author. He has written a wide variety of books for children,
including Attack of the Giant Hamster, The Cold War, and The Perfect Prince. Sylvia Raga is an illustrator
whose works include Nick's Birthday, My Busy Day, and The Sand Dragons.
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100 Things Michigan State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
Michael Emmerich

Most Michigan State Spartans fans have taken in a game or two at Spartan Stadium or Jack Breslin Student
Events Center, have seen highlights of Magic Johnson, and have heard the story of the famous Game of the
Century. But only real fans know the history of "the Walk," how many Zeke the Wonder Dogs there have been,
Summary
the origins of Sparty, or all the lyrics to "MSU Shadows." 100 Things Michigan State Fans Should Know & Do
Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of Michigan State football and men's basketball.
Whether a die-hard booster from the days of Jumpin' Johnny Green or a new supporter of football coach Mark
Dantonio, fans will value these essential pieces of Michigan State football and basketball knowledge and trivia, as
well as all the must-do activities, that have been ranked from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-
follow checklist for Spartan supporters to progress on their way to fan superstardom.
Michael Emmerich grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, graduated from Michigan State University, and spent 25
years in the sports book publishing industry. He lives in Seattle.
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100 Things Hoosiers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
Stan Sutton

This guide to all things Hoosiers tells the history of Indiana University basketball across several decades and
covers anything and everything a fan should know. It takes years of Hoosiers history and distills it to the
absolute best and most compelling, identifying the personalities, events, and facts that every living and
breathing fan should know without hesitation. Numbers, nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements,
and signature plays all highlight the list of 100. Stan Sutton, a longtime IU beat writer, has assembled all the
information and achievements that are sure to educate and entertain new and old fans alike. In its century-plus
of college basketball, Indiana University has established a winning tradition that includes five NCAA
championships and 20 Big Ten conference championships, all of which is celebrated in this entertaining resource.
Summary
Stan Sutton is a member of the Indiana Sports Writers and Sportscasters Hall of Fame and has covered the
Hoosiers since 1984. During his career, Sutton worked for six newspapers in the Midwest, including a 25-year
Author Bio
stint with the Courier-Journal. He is the coauthor of Tales from the Indiana Hoosiers Locker Room and Tales
from the 1980-81 Indiana Hoosiers. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
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100 Things Wildcats Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
Ryan Clark, Joe Cox

The University of Kentucky men's basketball program is the winningest in the history of the sport, and this book
explores those wins along with the personalities, events, and facts that any and every Wildcats fan should
know. Wildcats stars from more than a century of success are highlighted, including Louie Dampier, Pat Riley,
Sam Bowie, Jamal Mashburn, Antoine Walker, Walter McCarty, Travis Ford, and Brandon Knight. The team's
colorful coaches are also profiled, including championship winners Adolph Rupp, Joe B. Hall, Rick Pitino, and Tubby
Smith. It takes years of franchise history and highlights the absolute best and most compelling moments,
identifying the personalities, events, and facts that have all come together to make Kentucky the powerhouse
that it is. Wildcats fans will read about all of this and more, including some of the long-standing traditions that
surround this storied club and the necessary mainstays to participate in, making this something that any
Wildcats fan will enjoy.
Summary
Ryan Clark is an editor and an instructor at Northern Kentucky University. He is a former Cincinnati Enquirer
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reporter and current columnist, and the author of Game of My Life Kentucky: Memorable Stories of Wildcats
Basketball and Wrestling Reality: The Life and Mind of Chris Kanyon Wrestling's Gay Superstar. He lives in
Burlington, Kentucky. Joe Cox is an attorney who practices law in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He lives in Logan
County, Kentucky.
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Color Him Orange
The Jim Boeheim Story
Scott Pitoniak

Identifying the sources of Basketball Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim's fierce competitive drive and loyalty to
Syracuse, this fascinating study of the record-setting coach details everything from the effects of his small
town upbringing in upstate New York to the years the team fell just short of the title. The book examines the
people who shaped Boeheim as an individual and a coach, the great players he has led, and his incredible
devotion to raising money in hopes of eradicating cancer-which claimed both of his parents' lives and threatened
his own. This revised paperback edition includes a section about the tumultuous and exciting 2011-2012 season,
in which the Orange dealt with allegations against former assistant Bernie Fine while maintaining the No. 1 rank
for several weeks and advancing to the Elite Eight.
Summary
Scott Pitoniak is a magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University who has received more than 100
journalism awards. He has been named one of the top columnists in the nation by the Associated Press Sports
Editors and is the author of 10 books, including The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: Buffalo Bills. He lives in
Rochester, New York.
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What It Means to Be a Jayhawk
Bill Self and Kansas's Greatest Players
Jeff Bollig, Doug Vance, Bill Self

Taking a decade-by-decade approach to the athletics tradition of the University of Kansas, this collection brings
together over 40 stories from the most outstanding voices of the program. The spirit of Jayhawks sports is not
captured by just one phrase, one season, or one particular game; instead, the student-athletes and coaches
who made the magic happen over the decades blend their experiences to capture the true essence of their
beloved school. KU fans will relish the intimate stories told by the figures they have come to cherish.
Summary
Jeff Bollig began in the athletic department at the University of Kansas even before graduation and worked as
associate sports information director for several years after. He then served as director of media relations for the
Big Eight Conference, and is now director of communications for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of
America. He lives in Overland Park, Kansas. Doug Vance is a freelance writer and executive director of the
nonprofit Kansas Recreation and Park Association. He is a former assistant athletics director for media relations
at the University of Kansas, and was also associate athletics director for communications. He contributes
regularly to community magazines in Lawrence and Topeka and collaborated with broadcaster Max Falkenstien for
the book Max and the Jayhawks. Bill Self is the men's basketball coach at the University of Kansas. He has been
named the Sporting News National Coach of the Year and the Big 12 Coach of the Year. They both live in
Lawrence, Kansas.
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A New Vision
Thad Matta and the Rebirth of Buckeye Basketball
Dan Wallenberg, Clark Kellogg

A New Vision: Thad Matta and the Rebirth of Buckeye Basketball is an insider's view of Thad Matta's first three
seasons as head coach of the Ohio State men's basketball program and the arrival of one of the most talked-
about recruiting classes in decades. Building a winner began in the wee hours of July 7, 2004, when Thad Matta
called long-time assistant coach John Groce at 3 a.m. asking where four of the most sought-after recruits were
playing summer league basketball that day. At 6 a.m. Matta was on a plane to Teaneck, New Jersey, to watch
Greg Oden, Mike Conley Jr., Daequan Cook, and David Lightly play. Within a year, all four signed on as Buckeyes.
As the No. 1-ranked recruiting class in the country played out their final high school and junior college seasons,
Matta's Buckeyes were claiming on outright Big Ten championship in just his second season.
Summary
Dan Wallenberg is the associate director of Ohio State University's sports communications department. Clark
Kellogg is a former professional basketball player, the VP of player relations for the Indiana Pacers, and the lead
college basketball analyst for CBS Sports.
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Echoes of Kansas Basketball
The Greatest Stories Ever Told
Bill Self

Spanning decades with great columns from renowned writers, this time capsule recounts the greatest moments
in Kansas lore and tracks the chronological progression of sports writing styles from the esoteric to the ultra-
modern. The account details the Jayhawks from their roots of glory to their modern-day triumphs.
Summary
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Triumph Books Entertainment, a specialty pop culture and current events imprint. Bill Self is the men's basketball
coach at the University of Kansas
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Game Day: North Carolina Basketball
The Greatest Games, Players, Coaches and Teams in the Glorious Tradition of Tar Heel Basketball
Eric Montross

Whether rediscovering the best team moments, or initiating into the histories and traditions of Tar Heel fandom,
this book about the University of North Carolina's basketball team is both a useful resource and cherishable
memorabilia. Packed with anecdotes of the players, explanations about the beginnings of rivalries and traditions,
detailed histories about the greatest players and moments in the school's history, lists of the most successful
seasons, recaps of the most exciting games ever played, and year-by-year statistics, this collectible book is the
primary source for anyone eager to be an expert regarding anything about the Tar Heels. The book captures the
pride of all North Carolina fans: the 1957 National Championship upset; Michael Jordan's jump shot to beat
Georgetown in 1982; the legendary Dean Smith leading his teams from one NCAA tournament to the next; and
other remarkable moments from history.
Summary
Athlon Sports is a publisher of preseason, single-title sports annuals, covering professional and college athletics
and distributed throughout North America and Europe. Founded in 1967, they are now the largest sports
magazine in the U.S., and have won Publisher of the Year, Magazine of the Year, and an Emmy Award. They are
based primarily in Nashville, Tennessee. Eric Montross is a color commentator for University of North Carolina
(UNC) basketball broadcasts and is a retired professional basketball player. He was part of the UNC team that
won the NCAA Championship in 1993, and he was named an All-American athlete two consecutive years. He was
a first-round draft pick for the Boston Celtics and played for nine years in the NBA. He lives in Chapel Hill, North
Carolina.
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Elite Eighth
Kentucky's Dominating 2012 Championship Season
Larry Vaught

This vibrant tribute to the 2012 NCAA men's basketball champions provides a visual feast for fans who want to
relive the Kentucky Wildcats' road to championship glory. It features an introduction and several articles by Larry
Vaught, a Kentucky sports institution and six-time recipient of Kentucky's National Sportswriter of the Year title.
This celebratory book takes readers from the season's opening tip in November, through the exciting regular
season and SEC Tournament, and on to the final seconds in New Orleans. Also included are features on the
team's key figures, including head coach John Calipari and star forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
Summary
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Advocate Communications, Inc., is a division of Schurz Communications that operates the Advocate-
Messenger in Danville, the Interior-Journal in Stanford, the Jessamine Journal in Nicholasville, and the
Winchester Sun. They are based in Danville, Kentucky. Larry Vaught is the sports editor for the Advocate-
Messenger and a noted authority on University of Kentucky basketball. He has been named Kentucky's National
Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association six years in a row.
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100 Things Kansas Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
Ken Davis, Bill Self

The storied history that is KU basketball is revealed in this compilation of the most critical moments and
important facts about past and present players, coaches, and teams. Most Kansas basketball fans have
attended games at Allen Fieldhouse, seen highlights of a young Paul Pierce, and remember watching the
Jayhawks cut down the net in 2008. But only real fans know the origins of the Rock Chalk Jayhawk Chant, where
the Jayhawks played prior to calling Allen Fieldhouse home, and can name the former Jayhawk who went on to
earn the Republican nomination for president. Scattered throughout the pages are pep talks, records, and
Jayhawks lore, including lyrics to "I'm a Jayhawk"; stories from Wilt Chamberlain's years at Kansas; Phog Allen's
39 seasons on the Kansas bench; Roy Williams' memorable 15-year run, including three trips to the Final Four.
Whether a die-hard fan from the days of Larry Brown or a new supporter of Bill Self and Mario Chalmers, readers
will find that this book contains everything Jayhawks fans should know, see, and do in their lifetime.
Summary
Ken Davis is an award-winning sports writer who has covered college basketball for 35 years. He grew up
watching Jayhawks basketball in Overland Park, Kansas, and graduated from the KU William Allen White School of
Journalism in 1980. After 25 years in the newspaper industry, Davis has been a freelance writer and national
college basketball writer for NBCSports.com and FoxSports.com. This is his third book on college basketball. Davis
was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013. He lives in Coventry, Connecticut, with his
wife, Nancy. They have two sons, Patrick and Joseph.
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Unbreakable
Louisville's Inspired 2013 Championship Run
Billy Reed

Louisville's win over Michigan in the 2013 NCAA championship game was the culmination of a basketball season
few Cardinal fans will ever forget, and this commemorative book takes fans through the team's amazing journey,
from their "Battle of the Bluegrass" win over Kentucky to the final seconds in Atlanta. Led by a backcourt
featuring "Russdiculous" Russ Smith and star point guard Peyton Siva, Coach Rick Pitino's squad dominated the
Big East, winning both the regular season and Big East Tournament championships and earned the top seed in
the NCAA tournament. Louisville then stormed past North Carolina A&T, Colorado State, Oregon, and Duke to
reach the Final Four for the second consecutive season. Guard Kevin Ware's gruesome leg injury against Duke
inspired the team's triumphant performance in the Final Four, when a comeback win over Wichita State set up
the title game matchup against the Wolverines. Adding to the school's memorable season, the Louisville women's
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basketball team upset top-seeded Baylor and also reached the NCAA championship game. Unbreakable:
Louisville's Inspired 201...
The Louisville Cardinal is the independent student newspaper founded in 1926 at the University of Louisville. It is
based in Louisville, Kentucky. Billy Reed has spent the better part of 40 years covering major sporting events
around the country for such publications as Basketball Times, the Courier-Journal, the Lexington Herald-Leader,
and Sports Illustrated. He has written or contributed to more than a dozen books, including Lombardi and Me. He
lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Boom, Baby!
My Basketball Life in Indiana
Bobby "Slick" Leonard, Lew Freedman, Larry Bird

Bobby "Slick" Leonard has etched his name forever on the Mount Rushmore of Indiana basketball, and in Boom,
Baby! he shares memories from his storied career. Leonard takes readers inside the Indiana locker room with
legendary head coach Branch McCracken and onto the court when he hit the deciding free throws as the
"Hurrying Hoosiers" topped Phog Allen's Kansas Jayhawks. He recalls the NBA's early years, including being
drafted by a Baltimore Bullets team that folded soon after selecting him. He tells of his time as the winningest
coach in the ABA's nine-year history, securing three championships in his first five seasons with the Indianapolis
Pacers. In his final act, "Slick" endeared himself to new generations of Hoosier hoops fans as the longtime Pacers
radio voice, with his trademark call "Boom, Baby!" for a successful three-point shot.
Summary
Bobby "Slick" Leonard has been a broadcaster for the Indiana Pacers since 1985. He coached the Indiana
Pacers to three ABA championships in the late 1960s and early 1970s and played seven seasons in the NBA. He
was a star player on Indiana University's NCAA champion "Hurrying Hoosiers" team in 1953. He lives in Carmel,
Indiana. Lew Freedman is an award-winning journalist and the sports editor at the Republic newspaper in
Columbus, Indiana. He has previously worked for the Anchorage Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, and the
Author Bio
Philadelphia Inquirer. He is the author of more than 50 books, including The 50 Greatest Plays in Chicago Bears
Football History, Cubs Essential, "Then Ozzie Said to Harold . . .", The Best Chicago White Sox Stories Ever Told,
White Sox Essential, and Fergie: My Life from the Cubs to Cooperstown with Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson
Jenkins. He lives in Columbus, Indiana. One of basketball's all-time greats, Larry Bird led Indiana State to the
1979 NCAA championship game. The Hall of Famer was a 12-time All-Star in 13 NBA seasons with the Boston
Celtics. He led the Cel...
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Laker Girl
Jeanie Buss, Steve Springer, Phil Jackson

The never-before-told story of the Buss family and of one woman's rise to the top in a man's world, Laker Girl is
an unprecedented glimpse into the glamorous world of the Los Angeles Lakers. It is also a behind-the-scenes
journal of the 2009-10 Lakers season, a year in which the franchise captured its 16th world championship. By
the time Jeanie was 19, she was already a high-ranking executive with World Team Tennis. Today, she is the
Lakers' executive vice president of business operations and one of the most influential women in professional
sports. Along the way, she's rubbed elbows with everyone from Michael Jordan, John McEnroe, and Shaquille
O'Neal to Ryan Seacrest, Khloe Kardashian, Hugh Hefner, and Jack Nicholson. And she's done it all in her own
unique, inimitable style. In this updated edition, Buss discusses her recent engagement to Phil Jackson and looks
back on the Lakers' eventful past three seasons-an era that has included multiple coaching changes, changes in
the front office, a new TV deal, and much more.
Summary
Jeanie Buss is entering her 11th season as the Lakers' executive vice president of business operations and is
responsible for overseeing all of the Lakers' business operations, including relationships with the team's broadcast
partners, FSN West, KCBS/KCAL 9-TV, and ESPN Radio. She is also involved with the team's marketing,
sponsorships, and other business dealings. She lives in Playa del Rey, California. Steve Springer is a former
sportswriter who spent 25 years at the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of several books, including four on
the Los Angeles Lakers, and the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller American Son with boxer Oscar De
La Hoya. He lives in Woodland Hills, California. Phil Jackson is a retired professional basketball coach and player
who is widely considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NBA. He has won 11 NBA titles as a
coach, six with the Chicago Bulls five with the Los Angeles Lakers. He lives in Playa del Rey, California.
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Autumns in the Garden
The Coach of Camelot and Other Knicks Stories
Ira Berkow

Featuring 25 years' worth of columns from one of New York's most popular sportswriters, this collection is
guaranteed to delight Knickerbockers fans of all ages. These unforgettable opinions, stories, and observations
from New York Times columnist Ira Berkow capture the spirit of the Knicks, from memories of Red Holzman and
Earl Monroe to reflections on Carmelo Anthony and Jeremy Lin. As the 2013 team celebrates the 40th
anniversary of their 1973 NBA championship, this book enlightens fans on the entire colorful history of the
franchise.
Summary
Ira Berkow is a former sports columnist and feature writer for the New York Times for more than 25 years. He
shared the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2001 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer for commentary in 1988.
He is the author of more than 20 books, including Rockin' Steady: A Guide to Basketball and Cool, and the
bestsellers Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar and Red: A Biography of Red Smith. He lives in New York City.
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"Then Russell Said to Bird..."
The Greatest Celtics Stories Ever Told
Donald Hubbard

Whether heard inside the Boston Celtics locker room or on the basketball court, conversations from the long
history of the beloved team are recorded in this unique collection of insider accounts. Fans get a behind-the-
scenes peek into the private world of the players, coaches, broadcasters, and executives through firsthand
anecdotes, quotes from speeches, and highlights of how the team handled both their struggles and their
victories. From the 1950s and 1960s dynasty to the years of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish, and
from the 2008 Championship title to today, these are the stories that fans hope to hear, presented together in
this fun glimpse of what it was like to be among the Celtics greats.
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Donald Hubbard is a practicing attorney in Boston, where he published a weekly newspaper column for 10
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years. He is the author of 100 Things Celtics Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, 100 Things Patriots Fans
Should Know & Do Before They Die, Forgotten Four: Notre Dame's Greatest Backfield and the Undefeated 1953
Season, The Heavenly Twins of Boston Baseball, and The Red Sox Before the Babe. He lives in Boston.
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Rockin' Steady
A Guide to Basketball & Cool
Walt Frazier, Ira Berkow, Bill Russell, Walter Ioo...

For millions of basketball fans in the 1970s, Walt "Clyde" Frazier defined the word cool. An iconic piece of
basketball history and sports journalism, this meticulously documented account tells the story of one of the
greatest point guards in NBA history and how he led the Knicks to their only two championships with a style and
flair that was wholly his own. Now, three decades later, Rockin' Steady is back with an all-new introduction,
afterword, and everything that made it one of the most unusual sports books of all time.
Summary
Walt Frazier is the New York Knicks' color analyst on the MSG Network. Honored as one of the NBA's 50
greatest players, he led the Knicks to two world championships in 1970 and 1973 and saw his jersey retired by
the franchise in 1979. Ira Berkow has been a sports columnist and feature writer for the New York Times for
more than 25 years and is a Pulitzer Prize-winner for national reporting. He is the author of 19 books, including
the bestsellers Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar and Red: A Biography of Red Smith, as well as two memoirs,
Full Swing and To the Hoop. They both live in New York City. Bill Russell is a former professional basketball
player and was the centerpiece of the Celtics dynasty that won 11 NBA Championships during his 13-year
career. He lives in Mercer Island, Washington. Walter Iooss Jr. is a professional photographer best known for his
work with Sports Illustrated magazine. He lives in Montauk, New York.
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100 Things Knicks Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
Alan Hahn

Initiating new fans into the world of Knicks lore or reminding die-hard supporters why this New York NBA team is
always their number one, this entertaining resource distills 66 years of team history into the top 100 things to
know and do-encouraging Knicks fans to live each day like it's a playoff run. Most Knicks fans have experienced
a game in Madison Square Garden, have seen highlights of a young Patrick Ewing, or have heard the story behind
the franchise's last championship in 1973; but the next level of fan commitment means knowing the history and
meaning of Knickerbockers, and which other team-along with the Knicks-from the original National Basketball
Association is still located in its original city. Such details are offered in this book, the ultimate handbook to
knowing and loving the New York Knicks. The compilation breaks down all of the stats, important dates,
prominent players, player nicknames, team achievements, and a list of must-do activities, and then ranks them
all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist that all fans will appreciate.
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Alan Hahn is the New York Knicks studio analyst for the MSG Network and writes the popular team blog, The
Knicks Fix. He previously covered the Knicks and the National Hockey League's New York Islanders for Newsday
and is the author of two books on the Islanders, Birth of a Dynasty and Fish Sticks. He lives in Brentwood, New
York.
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100 Things Bulls Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
Kent McDill

The premier reference for making Chicago Bulls fandom a lifestyle instead of just a sports preference, this
collection of essential team knowledge and Bulls-related activities distills the past 50 years of NBA basketball into
a fun checklist that will appeal to fans of any age. It's one thing to have been to the United Center and rooted
for Derrick Rose, to relish highlights of a young Michael Jordan, or even to know that all six championship teams
were led by Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Coach Phil Jackson. But it is a whole other level of fan commitment to
know who Benny the Bull is named after, which player once grabbed 37 rebounds in a single game, and how the
Bulls missed out on Magic Johnson in the draft. These facts and trivia-as well as important dates, player
nicknames, key jersey numbers through history, and even the best places to eat before or after a game-are
included in this resource that will enlighten new fans and initiate them into proper Bulls fandom, or remind die-
hard fans why theirs is the team to follow year after year.
Summary
Kent McDill is a sportswriter for NBA.com and has been a journalist for more than 30 years, including covering
the Chicago Bulls beat for the Daily Herald, traveling with the team from 1988 to 1999, and being the only beat
writer to cover all six championship teams. He is the author of Bill Wennington's Tales from the Bulls Hardwood.
He lives in Park Ridge, Illinois.
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100 Things Lakers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
Steve Springer, Bill Sharman

This is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of the Los Angeles Lakers. Most fans have taken in a game or
two at the Staples Center, have seen highlights of a young Magic Johnson, and remember the epic battles with
the Celtics in the 1980s. But only real fans know how the Lakers acquired Hot Rod Hundley, which hobby
fascinated both Chick Hearn and Elgin Baylor, or the best place to grab a bite in Los Angeles before the game.
Every essential piece of Lakers knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, is ranked from 1 to 100,
providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist for those on their way to Laker fan superstardom.
Summary
Steve Springer is a former sportswriter who spent 25 years at the Los Angeles Times. He is the coauthor of
Laker Girl and American Son, with boxer Oscar De La Hoya which made the New York Times bestseller list. He
lives in Woodland Hills, California. Bill Sharman was one of the first NBA guards to push his field-goal percentage
above .400 for a season (.436 in 1952-53). He still ranks among the top free-throw shooters of all time and he
led the league in free-throw shooting for a record seven seasons. He was elected to the Naismith Memorial
Basketball Hall of Fame in 1975. In 1996, he was named to the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. He lives in
Redondo Beach, California.
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Mavericks Stampede
Dirk Leads Dallas to the 2011 NBA Championship
Rob Mahoney

Packed with stunning color photography, this must-have championship keepsake details every game of the
thrilling 2011 NBA postseason and profiles the Mavericks' leading personalities, including Dirk Nowitzki, Jason
Terry, Rick Carlisle, and colorful owner Mark Cuban. Five years after dropping an emotional NBA Finals to the
Heat, the Dallas Mavericks redeemed themselves in emphatic fashion in 2011, besting LeBron James and Miami in
six games to claim the franchise's first championship. The Mavs were led by Nowitzki, one of the league's most
underappreciated superstars, and his veteran supporting cast, including Jason Terry, Jason Kidd, and Shawn
Marion. 2011 was a season to remember for Mavericks fans, and this book will be the perfect way to relive all
the best moments for years to come.
Summary
Rob Mahoney is a basketball writer and blogger for "The Two Man Game," the ESPN affiliate blog for the NBA's
Dallas Mavericks; the New York Times "Off the Dribble" blog; NBC Sports' "ProBasketballTalk"; "Hardwood
Paroxysm," a sister site in the ESPN TrueHoop Network; and "Voice on the Floor."
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Basketball
A Guide to Skills, Techniques and Tactics
Alexandru Radu

A comprehensive guide to the fundamental skills that every player needs to master in order to play basketball
successfully
Providing a thorough description of each skill and technique, this volume then presents helpful coaching points
that emphasize common mistakes. It provides several learning drills for each of the skills, which progress from
beginner level through to the intermediate and more advanced levels, thus catering for the needs of players of
all abilities. Catching and passing the ball, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, individual moves-such as defensive
stance and fakes-as well as combination play between two or three players, and team-attacking and team-
defense are all addressed in considerable detail. The book also covers organizing basketball events, developing a
coaching philosophy, coaching evaluation, the most important rules of the game, and the concept of "total
training," which embraces the technical, physical, tactical, psychological, theoretical, biological, and artistic
building blocks of the modern coaching process.
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Alexandru Radu is a Romanian basketball coach who has played as a professional in the First Romanian national
league, has won several awards as a player and as a coach, and has coached at both amateur and professional
level.
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Laker Girl
Jeanie Buss, Steve Springer, Phil Jackson

The never-before-told story of the Buss family and of one woman's rise to the top in a man's world, Laker Girl is
an unprecedented glimpse into the glamorous world of the Los Angeles Lakers. It is also a behind-the-scenes
journal of the 2009-10 Lakers season, a year in which the franchise captured its 16th world championship. By
the time Jeanie was 19, she was already a high-ranking executive with World Team Tennis. Today, she is the
Lakers' executive vice president of business operations and one of the most influential women in professional
sports. Along the way, she's rubbed elbows with everyone from Michael Jordan, John McEnroe, and Shaquille
O'Neal to Ryan Seacrest, Khloe Kardashian, Hugh Hefner, and Jack Nicholson. And she's done it all in her own
unique, inimitable style.
Summary
Jeanie Buss is entering her 11th season as the Lakers' executive vice president of business operations and is
responsible for overseeing all of the Lakers' business operations, including relationships with the team's broadcast
partners, FSN West, KCBS/KCAL 9-TV, and ESPN Radio. Working closely with Lakers general manager Mitch
Kupchak and assistant general managers Jim Buss and Ronnie Lester, she is also involved with the team's
marketing, sponsorships, and other business dealings. Steve Springer is a former sportswriter who spent 25
years at the Los Angeles Times. This is his eighth book, and his fourth on the Los Angeles Lakers. He is also the
coauthor of the New York Times bestseller American Son with boxer Oscar De La Hoya. Phil Jackson is a retired
professional basketball coach and player who is widely considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of
the NBA. He has won 11 NBA titles as a coach, six with the Chicago Bulls five with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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100 Things Celtics Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
Donald Hubbard

With pep talks, records, and Celtics lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts
every Boston fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames,
memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things Celtics covers
the franchise record for wins in a season, the number of Celtics included in the NBA's 50 greatest players at the
1997 All-Star Game, and the origins of the team's famous parquet floor.
Summary
Donald Hubbard is a practicing attorney in Boston, where he published a weekly newspaper column for 10
years. He is the author of Forgotten Four: Notre Dame's Greatest Backfield and the Undefeated 1953 Season,
The Heavenly Twins of Boston Baseball, and The Red Sox Before the Babe.
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Rockin' Steady
A Guide to Basketball and Cool
Walt Frazier, Ira Berkow

For millions of basketball fans in the 1970s, Walt "Clyde" Frazier defined the word cool. One of the greatest point
guards in NBA history, Clyde guided the New York Knicks to their only two championships with a style and flair
that was wholly his own. Back in 1974, Clyde and New York Times sportswriter Ira Berkow collaborated on a
book that has become an iconic and much-sought-after piece of basketball history. Now, three decades later,
Rockin' Steady: A Guide to Basketball & Cool is back with an all-new introduction, afterword, and everything that
made it one of the most unusual sports books of all time.
Summary
Walt Frazier is the New York Knicks' color analyst on the MSG Network. Honored as one of the NBA's 50
greatest players, he led the Knicks to two world championships in 1970 and 1973 and saw his jersey retired by
the franchise in 1979. He lives in New York City. Ira Berkow has been a sports columnist and feature writer for
the New York Times for more than 25 years who won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2001 and was a
Author Bio
finalist for the Pulitzer for commentary in 1988. He is the author of 19 books, including the bestsellers Red: A
Biography of Red Smith and Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar, as well as two memoirs, Full Swing and To the
Hoop. Hank Greenberg: The Story of My Life, co-written and edited by Mr. Berkow, was a primary source for the
award-winning documentary The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg. He lives in New York City.
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Coach John Wooden
100 Years of Greatness: 1910 - 2010
Matt Fulks

In 1973, John Wooden became the first person to be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player
and a coach. By 2010, the year of his death at the age of 99, he had become something of a living legend.
Continually beloved by his players, with awards and athletic facilities named in his honor and his philosophies
immortalized, the legacy of Coach Wooden was apparent well before his passing. This commemorative portrait of
a marvelous individual reintroduces the players he coached, his many accomplishments on and off the court, and
reveals the impact he had on the lives of countless others. As one of the most iconic figures in sports history,
the "Wizard of Westwood" had achieved such feats as a record-setting ten NCAA basketball championships-
including seven in a row. Whether celebrating his championship playing career at Purdue or his unmatchable
coaching record at UCLA, the book demonstrates that Wooden's life is one well worth remembering.
Summary
Matt Fulks is a freelance writer, editor, and cohost of the syndicated radio show Behind the Stats. He is a
regular contributor to various publications, including Metro Sports online and the Kansas City Star. He is the
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author or coauthor of over ten books, including Echoes of Kansas Basketball, More Than the Score, The Road to
Canton, and Super Bowl Sunday. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
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A Ring for the King
King James, Shaq, and the Quest for an NBA Championship
David Lee Morgan

He's called the Chosen One. The King. He's an NBA All-Star and an NBA MVP, but there's one thing that LeBron
James lacks: a ring. Could this be the year that LeBron and the Cavaliers finally bring a world championship to
Cleveland? This book looks at the 2010 NBA season, as Lebron, Shaq, Mo, Delonte, and the rest of the Cavaliers
battle for a championship season.
Summary
David Lee Morgan Jr. is an award-winning sportswriter for the Akron Beacon Journal. He has covered the
Cleveland Cavaliers and University of Akron athletics as a beat writer for the Beacon Journal and was the beat
writer for the Akron Aeros, the Cleveland Indians' Double-A affiliate, from 1997 to 2003. He also was part of the
Beacon Journal's coverage during the Indians' 1997 playoff run and World Series appearance. He is the author of
three other books, including LeBron James: The Rise of a Star.
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Madmen's Ball
The Continuing Saga of Kobe, Phil, and the Los Angeles Lakers
Mark Heisler, Jerry West

In this revised and expanded edition, Los Angeles Times writer Mark Heisler investigates the 45-year history of
the Los Angeles Lakers and unveils a pattern of pampered and/or misguided players, megalomaniacal executives,
and owners whose obsessive drives for championships and attention combined to create an atmosphere of
conflict for decades Throughout the entire 2003-04 season, fans and the media called the L.A. Lakers the
biggest reality show in the country. But the laundry list of conflicts-the ongoing Kobe-Shaq bickering, Kobe's
sexual assault trial, Phil Jackson's final season, Gary Payton's refusal to admit his physical decline, and the loss
to Detroit in the championship-was just another year in the history of the Lakers. Madmen's Ball goes back to
the Lakers' unceremonious arrival in Los Angeles in 1960 to show that the franchise has been embroiled in
controversy, in-house battles and personality clashes for generations.
Summary
Mark Heisler covers the NBA for the Los Angeles Times. He has been on the professional basketball beat for 25
years, starting at the Philadelphia Inquirer and Bulletin, and was the winner of the Naismith Hall of Fame's Curt
Gowdy Award in 2006. He lives in Los Angeles. Jerry West played for 14 seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers,
leading them to nine NBA Finals and the 1972 championship. After retiring as the third-highest scorer in NBA
history, West coached the Lakers to a 145-101 record over three seasons. He became the team's general
manager in 1982, helping to build the dynasty of the 1980s, and currently serves as the president of basketball
operations for the Memphis Grizzlies.
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The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Los Angeles Lakers
Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Los Angeles Lakers History
Steven Travers, Art Spander

Genuine fans take the best team moments with the less than great, and know that the games that are best
forgotten make the good moments truly shine. This monumental book of the Los Angeles Lakers documents all
the best moments and personalities in the history of the team, but also unmasks the regrettably awful and the
unflinchingly ugly. In entertaining-and unsparing-fashion, this book sparkles with Lakers highlights and lowlights,
from wonderful and wacky memories to the famous and infamous. Such moments include the 33-game winning
streak of the 1960s as well as the implosion of the 2004-2005 team. Whether providing fond memories, goose
bumps, or laughs, this portrait of the team is sure to appeal to the fan who has been through it all.
Summary
Steven Travers is a sports historian and sportswriter who is the bestselling author of numerous books-including
Author Bio
One Night, Two Teams and Barry Bonds-and has also written for StreetZebra magazine, the San Francisco
Examiner, and the Los Angeles Times. He is a former professional baseball player with Major League Baseball
teams the St. Louis Cardinals and the Oakland Athletics. He lives in San Anselmo, California. Art Spander is an
award-winning sportswriter, author, and a columnist for the San Francisco Examiner and RealClearSports.com.
He was awarded the McCann Award, earning him a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame "Writer's Wing," and he
has also been honored with the Masters Major Achievement Award and the PGA of America Lifetime Achievement
Award. He lives in Oakland, California.
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Wade's World
The Flash that Ignites the Heat
Books, Triumph

Through the award-winning lens of one of South Florida's most renowned sports photographers and the intimate,
behind-the-scenes text of one of Miami's most prolific sportswriters, this account chronicles the season and
incredible postseason in which young Dwyane Wade morphed into the greatest NBA talent since Michael Jordan.
This full-color, 128-page collectible book delves into Wade's humble beginnings in Chicago and his unlikely climb
to superstardom from Marquette University.
Summary
Triumph Books is a leader in quality and innovation in sports publishing. In 2000, Triumph Books launched
Triumph Books Entertainment, a specialty pop culture and current events imprint.
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9781572439139
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Chaney
Playing for a Legend
Donald Hunt, Aaron McKie, Eddie Jones, John Chaney...

NBA stars Eddie Jones and Aaron McKie, who played together at Temple University for Hall of Fame coach John
Chaney, team with acclaimed journalist Donald Hunt to share their experiences, life lessons, and challenges
posed and met by their demanding coach. Along the way, they reveal a hidden side to this basketball icon and
offer lessons of their own for athletes of all ages.
Summary
Donald Hunt is a sportswriter for the Philadelphia Tribune who was named the Journalist of the Year by the
National Associational of Black Journalists in 2011. Aaron McKie is a former NBA player and an assistant coach
with the Philadelphia 76ers. He played college basketball at Temple University under John Chaney. Eddie Jones
is a former professional basketball player who was a three-time NBA All-Star. He played college basketball at
Temple University under John Chaney. John Chaney is a former college basketball coach who won a national
title at Temple University in 1978. He was elected into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001. Bill Cosby is
a comedian and a graduate of Temple University.
Author Bio
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Madmen's Ball
The Inside Story of the Lakers' Dysfunctional Dynasties
Mark Heisler, Jerry West

Revealing the stories behind the headlines, Los Angeles Times writer Mark Heisler investigates the 45-year
history of the Los Angeles Lakers and unveils a pattern of pampered and/or misguided players, megalomaniacal
executives, and owners whose obsessive drives for championships and attention combined to create an
atmosphere of conflict for decades Throughout the entire 2003-04 season, fans and the media called the L.A.
Lakers the biggest reality show in the country. But the laundry list of conflicts-the ongoing Kobe-Shaq bickering,
Kobe's sexual assault trial, Phil Jackson's final season, Gary Payton's refusal to admit his physical decline, and the
loss to Detroit in the championship-was just another year in the history of the Lakers. Madmen's Ball goes back
to the Lakers' unceremonious arrival in Los Angeles in 1960 to show that the franchise has been embroiled in
controversy, in-house battles and personality clashes for generations.
Summary
Mark Heisler covers the NBA for the Los Angeles Times. He has been on the professional basketball beat for 25
years, starting at the Philadelphia Inquirer and Bulletin, and was the winner of the Naismith Hall of Fame's Curt
Gowdy Award in 2006. He lives in Los Angeles. Jerry West played for 14 seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers,
leading them to nine NBA Finals and the 1972 championship. After retiring as the third-highest scorer in NBA
history, West coached the Lakers to a 145-101 record over three seasons. He became the team's general
manager in 1982, helping to build the dynasty of the 1980s, and currently serves as the president of basketball
operations for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Author Bio
9781572439153
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Wilt
Larger Than Life
Robert Cherry, Jerry West

A capturing of basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain's personality and thoughts-known by relatively few people
other than family and close friends-is made available to all in this intimate biography. The author, a native of
Philadelphia and an alumnus of Chamberlain's alma mater, spent four years researching and interviewing the most
important people in Wilt's life to produce these results.
Summary
Robert Cherry is a journalist and a former Peace Corps volunteer in the West African bush. He has been a
general assignment reporter or editor for four newspapers, including the Arizona Republic, and his freelance work
has appeared in the New York Times and the Jerusalem Post, among other publications. He played varsity
basketball at Wilt Chamberlain's alma mater, Overbrook High School. Jerry West is a former Los Angeles Laker
who led the team to nine NBA Finals and the 1972 championship. He is a former Lakers coach and general
manager and serves as the president of basketball operations for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Author Bio
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Chick
His Unpublished Memoirs and the Memories of Those Who Knew Him
Chick Hearn, Steve Springer, Jerry West, Bill Walt...

Chick Hearn was the beloved broadcaster for the Los Angeles Lakers for four decades and 3,338 consecutive
games; his previously unpublished memoirs are now available for the first time, along with a anecdotes and
stories from those who knew him-and the Lakers-best. Also included is an audio CD that features Chick's
greatest calls.
Summary
Chick Hearn was an American sportscaster known primarily as the long-time play-by-play announcer for the Los
Author Bio
Angeles. Steve Springer is the author of multiple books, including the New York Times bestseller American Son:
The Oscar De La Hoya Story. Formerly a journalist for the Los Angeles Times, he is currently a columnist for
ESPN Los Angeles. Jerry West is a former NBA player, coach, and executive who played his entire career with
the Los Angeles Lakers. He was elected into the NBA Hall of Fame in 1980. Bill Walton is a former NBA player
who was elected into the NBA Hall of Fame in 1993. Al Michaels television sportscaster.
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Hooked on Hoops
Understanding Black Youths' Blind Devotion to Basketball
Kevin McNutt

Chronicling and critiquing the passion African American males have with the NBA, this thoughtful dialogue
challenges athletes, parents, educators, the media, and the larger society to examine the obsession with
basketball. With 91 percent of NBA players being African American and only two percent of African American
community becoming doctors, dentists, and engineers, a solution for the future is desperately needed, and this
book tries to answer some of the tough questions posed by these alarming figures. Among the questions
Summary
addressed is What happens to all the athletes who are unable to go into the NBA? and Has this obsession with
basketball robbed the African American community of talent needed in other professions? These questions are
accompanied by an examination of the attitudes and perceptions of the black sports culture.
Kevin McNutt is a journalist and entrepreneur. He lives in Suitland, Maryland.
Author Bio
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Basketball
Skills of the Game
Lazlo Nemeth

Basketball is a fast, pulsing, exciting, and rewarding game at every level, but it relies on solid fundamentals. This
book stresses these and the importance of drills to improve skills, particularly stopping, starting, passing, and
shooting. All aspects of the game are covered, from team play and offences to fitness and footwork. The book is
fully illustrated with instructional photography and line drawings, and includes tips and advice tried and tested by
England's national coach.
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Shoot Like the Pros
The Road to a Successful Shooting Technique
Adam Filippi, Jerry West

Shooting is the most important fundamental skill in basketball, but despite being the skill players are the most
willing to practice, shooting technique is perhaps the least-taught fundamental of the game. In addition, there
are very few instructional basketball books dedicated exclusively to shooting. Shoot Like the Pros is perhaps the
most detailed analysis of shooting mechanics, covering every aspect of shooting, ever published. Divided into
seven sections, it covers shooting mechanics, the mental aspects of shooting, free throws, game situations,
strength and conditioning, teaching methods, and finally workout drills for advanced levels. Including tips from
some of the NBA's biggest stars, this is a book that will give both players and coaches at all levels proper
direction on how to improve shooting technique.
Summary
Adam Filippi is the Director of International Scouting for the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers. Before joining
the Lakers in 2001, he was the youngest scout in the NBA with the New Jersey Nets in 1999, then founded and
ran Global Vision, an international scouting service that consulted with 10 NBA teams and various European
clubs. As a player development coach, Adam has worked with over 100 NBA and overseas professional players. A
Certified Personal Trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist by the National Academy of Sports Medicine,
he conducts individual training sessions, mini camps and clinics to teach fundamental basketball skills to players
of all ages and levels.
Author Bio
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Lessons from the Legends
Beyond the X's and O's
Jerry Krause, Ralph Pim

Offering valuable lessons in leadership from some of the greatest basketball coaches in history, including John
Summary
Chaney, Phog Allen, "Big House" Gaines, and many more, Lessons from the Legends is a collection of leadership
advice for both on and off the court. The greatest coaches in basketball are great for a variety of reasons:
some are brilliant offensive minds; others are geniuses at creating unyielding defenses; all, however, are
exceptional leaders. No matter their methods, each coach in this book has a legacy of life and leadership that
coaches and fans alike will find worthwhile and useful.
Jerry Krauseis the director of basketball operations for Gonzaga University and has coached and taught
basketball for more than 40 years. He has written or edited 27 coaching books and has developed more than 30
instructional videos. He has been inducted into the NAIA Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame and the National
Association for Sports and Physical Education Hall of Fame as a coach and physical educator. Ralph Pim is an
assistant professor in the Department of Physical Education at the United States Military Academy at West
Point. He serves as the director of instructional administration and is a basketball sport educator. He is the
author of Winning Basketball and coeditor of Coaching Basketball.
Author Bio
9781572437180
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Lessons From the Legends: Offense
The Authoritative Reference on All Aspects of Offense from the Most Respected Coaches in America
Jerry Krause, Ralph Pim

Written for both coaches and fans who love the game, this extraordinary book features the offensive coaching
insights of 33 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame coaches, including Larry Brown, John Wooden, Jody
Conradt, Pete Newell, and Adolph Rupp. Each coach has his own section consisting of his legacy with bullet
points highlighting their contributions to the game, followed by their biography, a scouting report, and lessons
and instruction accompanied by easy-to-read diagrams.
Summary
Jerry Krauseis the director of basketball operations for Gonzaga University and has coached and taught
basketball for more than 40 years. He has written or edited 27 coaching books and has developed more than 30
instructional videos. He has been inducted into the NAIA Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame and the National
Association for Sports and Physical Education Hall of Fame as a coach and physical educator. Ralph Pim is an
assistant professor in the Department of Physical Education at the United States Military Academy at West
Point. He serves as the director of instructional administration and is a basketball sport educator. He is the
author of Winning Basketball and coeditor of Coaching Basketball.
Author Bio
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Lessons From the Legends: Defense
The Authoritative Reference on All Aspects of Defense from the Most Respected Coaches in America
Jerry Krause, Ralph Pim

Written for both coaches and fans who love the game, this extraordinary book features the defensive coaching
insights of 33 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame coaches, including Larry Brown, John Wooden, Jody
Conradt, Pete Newell, and Adolph Rupp. Each coach has his own section consisting of his legacy with bullet
points highlighting their contributions to the game, followed by their biography, a scouting report, and lessons
and instruction accompanied by easy-to-read diagrams.
Summary
Jerry Krauseis the director of basketball operations for Gonzaga University and has coached and taught
basketball for more than 40 years. He has written or edited 27 coaching books and has developed more than 30
instructional videos. He has been inducted into the NAIA Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame and the National
Association for Sports and Physical Education Hall of Fame as a coach and physical educator. Ralph Pim is an
assistant professor in the Department of Physical Education at the United States Military Academy at West
Point. He serves as the director of instructional administration and is a basketball sport educator. He is the
author of Winning Basketball and coeditor of Coaching Basketball.
Author Bio
9781600782817
Pub Date: 12/1/09
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Basketball Training
The Pro's Guide to Becoming Bigger, Faster, Stronger
Media, Stack

Having spent the past years recording hundreds of training sessions by some of the NBA's best athletes, the
editors of STACK have built a library of grueling workouts, training secrets, and nutritional tips used by America's
professional greats. This book gives an inside look at the best workouts, together with instructions and advice
from some of basketball's most prolific and well-conditioned players. The pros' training methods are compiled into
detailed workout programs, with step-by-step exercise descriptions, that will improve performance in the safest
and most effective ways possible. Reader's will learn of actual workouts performed by numerous high-profile
stars, including Dwight Howard, Steve Nash, Allen Iverson, Amar'e Stoudemire, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Carmelo
Anthony, and more. The workouts in Basketball Training: The Pros' Guide to Becoming Bigger, Faster, Stronger
provide direction on how to improve speed, strength, power, agility, flexibility, and conditioning. Readers will also
be inspired by encouraging stories, motivational techniques, and training perspectives be...
Summary
STACK Media one of the nation's leading producers and distributors of performance, training, and lifestyle
content for active sports participants.
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