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NBA Coaches Playbook eBook

NBA Coaches Playbook eBook

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    The Phoenix Suns’ Steve Nash shines in running the break, but how do his teammates know where to go to get open to receive his passes? Orlando’s Dwight Howard is a tremendous talent in the post, but how has he improved and added new dimensions to his game? And how is it that Utah’s Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer run the screen-and-roll as smoothly as Jazz legends John Stockton and Karl Malone did years before?

    Coaching. Yes, even in a league loaded with superior athletic talent, the teaching, tactical maneuvers, and strategies provided by NBA coaches are second to none. And as younger, sometimes less mature and less experienced players from all over the world have entered the league, those coaching skills are more diverse and better honed than ever before.

    Now NBA Coaches Playbook takes you into the practice sessions and sideline huddles with detailed Xs and Os and more from the game’s best at maximizing performance on the court. Let the likes of Phil Jackson, Mike D’Antoni, Avery Johnson, Stan Van Gundy, George Karl, Eddie Jordan, Mike Dunleavy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and many other head and assistant coaches provide you with new insights to benefit your own team and individual players.


    Part I: Individual Offense
    Chapter 1. Shooting Techniques
    Hal Wissel

    Chapter 2. Perimeter Moves
    Stan Van Gundy

    Chapter 3. Post Moves
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Chapter 4. Screens and Screen Plays
    Phil Johnson

    Part II: Team Offense
    Chapter 5. Attacking Offense
    Avery Johnson

    Chapter 6. Triangle Offense
    Phil Jackson and Tex Winter

    Chapter 7. Princeton Offense
    Eddie Jordan and Pete Carril

    Chapter 8. Flex Offense
    Ruben Magnano

    Part III: Fast Break
    Chapter 9. Fast-Break Principles
    George Karl and Doug Moe

    Chapter 10. Primary and Secondary Breaks
    Mike D’Antoni, Alvin Gentry, and Marc Iavaroni

    Part IV: Special Plays
    Chapter 11. High-Percentage Plays
    Lionel Hollins

    Chapter 12. Out-of-Bounds Plays
    Brendan Malone

    Chapter 13. Last-Second Scoring Plays
    Dave Wohl

    Part V: Individual and Team Defense
    Chapter 14. On-the-Ball Pressure
    Mike Fratello

    Chapter 15. Full-Court Pressure
    Jim O’Brien

    Chapter 16. Defensive Strategies
    Del Harris

    Part VI: Coaching Essentials
    Chapter 17. Productive Practices
    Lawrence Frank

    Chapter 18. Game Preparation
    Mike Dunleavy and Jim Eyen

    Chapter 19. Player Development
    Kevin Eastman

    Chapter 20. Player and Coach Motivation
    Scott Skiles and John Bach

    Chapter 21. Modern Conditioning Methods
    Rich Dalatri