Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Basketball books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- A Tale of Two Basketball Towns and Their Coach Jim Musburger: Strandquist and Karlstad, Minnesota 1956 – 1979 (2019)
- Basketball Analytics: Objective and Efficient Strategies for Understanding How Teams Win (2013)
- Youth Basketball Playbook: Notebook with blank basketball court diagrams, notes, and undated calendar (8.5×11) (2019)
- The Magic of Basketball (2019)
- The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy (2010)
- Coaching Youth Basketball: A Baffled Parent’s Guide (Baffled Parent’s Guides) (1999)
- Coaching Basketball For Dummies (2007)
- Basketball on Paper: Rules and Tools for Performance Analysis (2004)
- Mind Over Basketball (Coach Yourself to Handle Stress) (2007)
- Allie’s Basketball Dream (1998)
- How to Be Better At Basketball in 21 days: The Ultimate Guide to Drastically Improving Your Basketball Shooting, Passing and Dribbling Skills (Basketball in Color) (2017)
A Tale of Two Basketball Towns and Their Coach Jim Musburger: Strandquist and Karlstad, Minnesota 1956 – 1979 (2019)
This is the story of two basketball teams and their coach, Jim Musburger, who coached and taught in Strandquist and Karlstad, two small towns in northwestern Minnesota from 1956 to 1979. They were single-minded in their pursuit of excellence and good sportsmanship, in a way unique to small town basketball and other sports as well.
Basketball Analytics is a must-read for any sports analytics enthusiast or student of the game of basketball. Authors Stephen Shea, Ph.D. (Professor of Mathematics) and Christopher Baker (Software Engineer) utilize their unique skill-set to introduce original metrics for analyzing player performance, team style and team construction in the NBA.
Youth Basketball Playbook: Notebook with blank basketball court diagrams, notes, and undated calendar (8.5×11) (2019)
This basketball notebook is a must have for coaches. With 70 pages of court diagrams, it can be used as a playbook, scouting notebook, or practice planner. There are also lined pages for notes and an undated 12 month calendar to keep you organized during the season.SIZE: 8.5×11 inchesINTERIOR: 70 half page basketball court diagrams, 28 lined notes pages, 12 month calendarCOVER: Soft cover Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?
The Magic of Basketball (2019)
One dribble, two dribbles, three dribbles, four. One step, two steps, in the basket, score! When Kayla is first introduced to the game of basketball, she quickly learns that there is more to the sport than learning how to play. Kayla discovers that basketball is magical, and gives many gifts along the way! Written in rhyme, this book is inspired by the true story of a young Canadian girl who used an orange basketball to live out her dreams.
Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell Newly updated with fresh takes on LeBron, Kobe, the Celtics & more*Bill Simmons, the wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining basketball addict known to millions as ESPN.com’s The Sports Guy, has written the definitive book on the past, present, and future of the NBA.
David G. Faucher shares his successful “full-participation model” of coaching youth basketball in this Baffled Parent’s Guide. Faucher, the head coach of the men’s basketball team at Dartmouth College, covers creating good habits, offensive skills and defensive basics, dealing with parents, first aid and safety, and game rules.
So you’re thinking about volunteering to coach youth basketball? Great! You’re in for a fun, rewarding experience. Whether you’re new to the sport and looking for some guidance or you’re a seasoned coach hunting for some fresh tips, Coaching Basketball For Dummies will help you command the court with confidence.
Journey “inside the numbers” for an exceptional set of statistical tools and rules that can help explain the winning, or losing, ways of a basketball team. Basketball on Paper doesn’t diagram plays or explain how players get in shape, but instead demonstrates how to interpret player and team performance. Dean Oliver highlights general strategies for teams when they’re winning or losing and what aspects should be the focus in either situation.
Using an interactive approach, this book includes study guides, exercises to develop confidence and relaxation skills, and self-quizzes, all designed to help kids learn to coach themselves through everyday worry and stress.
Allie’s Basketball Dream (1998)
Hooked on basketball from the moment she first plays, Allie nearly gives up trying to get her girlfriends to play the “boy’s game” with her, but her persistence is finally rewarded. Reprint.
How to Be Better At Basketball in 21 days: The Ultimate Guide to Drastically Improving Your Basketball Shooting, Passing and Dribbling Skills (Basketball in Color) (2017)
Want to learn the exact basketball skills, strategies, and techniques the pros use? Discover a 21-day fast-track program to break through your basketball barriers. Struggling to nail that winning shot? Can’t seem to pull off the spectacular passes and incredible crossovers you see on TV? James Wilson is a 30-year veteran of basketball coaching with experience gained in 20 countries.
Best Basketball Books: The Ultimate Collection
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The Great Nowitzki: Basketball and the Meaning of Life
Author(s): Thomas Pletzinger
ID: 3235860, Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Year: 2022, Size: 50 Mb, Format: epub
An Uncensored Encyclopedia of Life, Basketball, and Everything in Between
Author(s): Kevin Garnett
ID: 2938501, Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Year: 2021, Size: 58 Mb, Format: epub
Boxed out of the NBA: Remembering the Eastern Professional Basketball League
Author(s): Syl Sobel, Jay Rosenstein
ID: 2958742, Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Year: 2021, Size: 5 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really best-sellers according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.