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Learn the Woottens' winning ways with enhanced edition of Coaching Basketball Successfully

Legendary UCLA coach John Wooden once said, “People say Morgan Wootten is the best high school basketball coach in the country. I disagree. I know of no finer coach at any level—high school, college, or pro.”

Morgan Wootten has retired from coaching, but his knowledge of the game remains unsurpassed and keen as ever. Coaching Basketball Successfully, Third Edition-Enhanced Edition contains a wealth of Wootten's timeless wisdom. And, in this third edition, Wootten adds even more value—the coaching experiences, methods, and tactics of his son Joe, a successful high school coach himself.

Loaded with insights, instruction, drills, and Xs and Os, Coaching Basketball Successfully, Third Edition-Enhanced Edition is the best single resource on making the most of your program, team, and players each season.    

This enhanced e-book with video is now available for purchase through the Apple iBookstore and Amazon's Kindle store and is compatible with iOS devices—iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch—using the iBooks or Kindle app. It is also available via Barnes & Noble for use on the NOOK Color or NOOK Tablet.


“It is appropriate to mention Morgan Wootten in the same conversation as John Wooden, Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski and Bob Knight as among the greatest coaches of basketball. His impact on all high school sports, all of his former players and coaches, and the entire coaching profession for generations is unmatched. His incredible ability to teach the fundamentals of the game is the gold standard for all coaches at all levels to follow. I know firsthand that his son Joe has continued this way of teaching the game. Joe's continued development of the Wootten Way has produced championship teams and fundamentally sound college-bound players for over a decade. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to become a better coach.”

Sean Miller

Head Men's Basketball Coach

University of Arizona


“Morgan Wootten is one of the most respected basketball coaches of all time. His wisdom and expertise are in full display in Coaching Basketball Successfully. It is a guide that should be on the bookshelf of every high school coach.”

Tom Izzo

Head Basketball Coach

Michigan State University



Part I Coaching Foundation

     Chapter 1 Developing a Basketball Coaching Philosophy

     Chapter 2 Communicating Your Approach

     Chapter 3 Motivating Players

     Chapter 4 Running a Basketball Program


Part II Coaching Plan

     Chapter 5 Season Planning

     Chapter 6 Practice Planning


Part III Coaching Offense

     Chapter 7 Teaching Offensive Positions and Sets

     Chapter 8 Teaching Offensive Skills

     Chapter 9 Developing a Quick-Scoring Approach

     Chapter 10 Man-to-Man Offense

     Chapter 11 Zone Offense

     Chapter 12 Clock and InBounds Situations


Part IV Coaching Defense

     Chapter 13 Teaching Defensive Positions and Sets

     Chapter 14 Teaching Defensive Skills

     Chapter 15 Team Defense

     Chapter 16 Full-Court Team Defense


Part V Coaching Games

     Chapter 17 Preparing for Games

     Chapter 18 Handling Game Situations


Part VI Coaching Evaluation

     Chapter 19 Evaluating Players

     Chapter 20 Evaluating Your Program