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Basketball

  • Sport in Icelandby Vidar Halldorsson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Iceland is a tiny Nordic nation with a population of just 330,000 and no professional sports leagues, and yet its soccer, basketball and handball teams have all qualified for major international tournaments in recent years. This fascinating study argues that team sport success is culturally produced and that in order to understand collective achievement... more...

  • You're Welcome, Clevelandby Scott Raab

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 14.99

    Scott Raab's big-hearted companion to his darkly comic "sports-jeremiad-slash-memoir" The Whore of Akron follows the first two years of LeBron James?s return to Cleveland, where everybody just loves a good story of forgiveness?especially when you fulfill your promise and bring home an NBA Championship, the first major title for a Cleveland team... more...

  • National Basketball Association Franchisesby Jr. Frank P. Jozsa

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 104.99

    This book examines the development of the NBA and its clubs, how each club has performed, and to what extent each has prospered and succeeded as a business enterprise despite competition for market share. It explains why teams located in certain markets win more games and titles than others and explores the ties between performance and finance. ... more...

  • Dean Smithby Jeff Davis

    Rodale 2017; Not Available

    Former University of North Carolina men's basketball coach Dean Smith was one of the most successful coaches ever to hold a whistle. In his 36 years at North Carolina, his teams won a record 879 games. They also captured 17 conference championships and two NCAA championships, claimed 30 seasons with at least 20 wins, and made 11 Final Four appearances.... more...

  • Basketball's Game Changersby Brendan Prunty

    Lyons Press 2017; US$ 18.99

    A brand new, fast-paced, fully illustrated history of basketball through its flashpoints, innovations, and innovators The third book in the Lyons Press Game Changers sports series answers the questions: What were the 50 most revolutionary personalities, rules, strategies, rivalries, controversies, organizational changes, radio and television advancements,... more...

  • Long Shotsby Jay Bilas; Dana O'Neil

    Triumph Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    31 years after the Perfect Game – Villanova's shocking national championship upset over Georgetown – Nova struck again with the Perfect Shot, taking down North Carolina in one of the most thrilling finishes in sports history. The shot and second national title in school history were the culmination of 15 years of Coach Jay Wright painstakingly... more...

  • A Coaching Lifeby Gary Blair; Rusty Burson

    Texas A&M University Press 2017; Not Available

    ?It?s still difficult to describe the scene after the final buzzer sounded, because the moment was just so damned surreal,? writes head coach Gary Blair following the conclusion of the title game of the 2011 NCAA Division I women?s basketball tournament. ?So many things happened that I will never forget . . . kissing my wife on the floor of Conseco... more...

  • Dust Bowl Girlsby Lydia Reeder

    Algonquin Books 2017; US$ 19.95

    ?A thrilling, cinematic story. I loved every minute I spent with these bold, daring women whose remarkable journey is the stuff of American legend.? ?Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy The Boys in the Boat meets A League of Their Own in this true story of a Depression-era championship women?s... more...

  • Crunch Timeby Rick Peterson; Judd Hoekstra; Billy Beane

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2017; US$ 19.95

    Thrive under Pressure! Nobody knows pressure like a major league baseball pitcher?an entire game can rest on a single pitch. For years, Rick Peterson has helped some of baseball's finest excel in this kind of intense situation. In Crunch Time , he and leadership expert Judd Hoekstra share Rick's secret. It's called reframing?it enables you to... more...

  • Furious Georgeby George Karl; Curt Sampson

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 20.24

    The most outspoken and combative coach in NBA history?and one of the most successful, amassing more than 1,175 victories, the sixth best winning record ever?reflects on his life, his career, and his battles on and off the basketball court in this no-holds-barred memoir A man of deep passion and intensity, George Karl earned his bad boy reputation... more...