Books on Basketball

With basketball season about to start up I like searching for new books on basketball.
I'll start with my top 4.

Anyone out there want to list some of their favorites below so I could add them to my list of books I should read?



They Call Me Coach
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/they-call-me-coach-john-wooden/1100719491#/


Wooden
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wooden-john-wooden/1102619654?ean=9780809230419


Toughness
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/toughness-jay-bilas/1111431595?ean=9780451414687#/

Basketball Drills Plays and Strategies
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/basketball-drills-plays-and-strategies-clint-adkins/1111521209?ean=9781558708105#/


All four are great books in my opinion.
I've read through all of them multiple times.

Anyone care to share their top 3 or 4??
 

scbuckeye99

Active member
Don't Put Me in Coach by Mark Titus is a really fast but also good read. Titus tells some interesting stories about Greg Oden, Cook and Conley.

Tigerland is about the Columbus East HS basketball teams of the late 60s coached by Bob Hart. It also covers the 1969 state baseball season the Tigers had. REALLY good read. This is a read for EVERYONE who loves the history of Ohio high school basketball.
 
Don't Put Me in Coach by Mark Titus is a really fast but also good read. Titus tells some interesting stories about Greg Oden, Cook and Conley.

Tigerland is about the Columbus East HS basketball teams of the late 60s coached by Bob Hart. It also covers the 1969 state baseball season the Tigers had. REALLY good read. This is a read for EVERYONE who loves the history of Ohio high school basketball.
I'll have to check out those two.


Two more for Ohio High School Basketball History:

The Chosen Ones - is about the 2002 Roger Bacon team that beat LeBron's SVSM team.
It's a good read.


Finishing the Job is a book about the 2011-2012 Summit Country Day state champion team.

https://www.amazon.com/Finishing-Job-Rich-Hoyt/dp/0991060504/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=finishing+the+job+rich+hoyt&qid=1568217249&s=gateway&sr=8-1
 
I've read


It's a solid drill book.
I've used it for elementary and junior high teams that I've helped out with.
It's come in handy quite a few times when planning practices.

Don't Put Me In Coach by Mark Titus is hilarious.
His old blog ClubTrillion was very good and his twitter account is entertaining and is a good follow.
 

Carl Rick

Active member
I recommend Basketball Drills, Plays, and Strategies. Not sure who that Wooden guy was or Bilas but the Basketball Drills book is a must read for young or veteran coaches. Real stuff, not some philosophy stuff when you have Alcindor, Walton, Wicks, or the most recent Dukies like Grayson Allen and his toughness.
 
The Miracle of St. Anthony: A Season with Bob Hurley by Adrian Wojnarowski, great book about the legendary high school basketball coach.
 
I recommend Basketball Drills, Plays, and Strategies. Not sure who that Wooden guy was or Bilas but the Basketball Drills book is a must read for young or veteran coaches. Real stuff, not some philosophy stuff when you have Alcindor, Walton, Wicks, or the most recent Dukies like Grayson Allen and his toughness.
FYI: John Wooden is a little known local coach who briefly coached at Dayton High School in Northern Kentucky a long time ago.
I'm not really sure what he did after that besides write a couple books on basketball.
 
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