Coaching Basketball

On - Coaching Basketball by Jerry Krause.
This is an excellent book edited by Jerry Krause. It covers every facet of the game, including the fundamentals of shooting, rebounding, basic offensive motion, ballhandling, individual offensive moves, and defensive skills. Team offenses and defenses, including half-court, full-court and transition are covered. Man-to-man and zone defenses and a few "junk" defenses are described. In addition, there are chapters on the background of the game, coaching philosophy, planning your program, psychological and psychosocial aspects of the game, and scouting and recruiting. These topics are discussed by the many of the greatest coaches in the history of the game... John Wooden, Mike Krzyzewski, Ralph Miller, Bob Knight, Chuck Daly, John Thompson, Rick Pitino, Denny Crum, Dean Smith, Jud Heathcote, Lute Olson, Al McGuire, Jim Valvano, Rick Majerus, Fred Taylor, Morgan Wooten, Hubie Brown, and many others.

If you could only own two basketball books, buy this one and Jerry Krause's Basketball Skills and Drills (below).