On Amazon.com - Prof Blood and the Wonder Teams, the True Story
of Basketball's First Great Coach by Dr. Charles "Chic" Hess.
Before Phog Allen, Adolf Rupp and John Wooden there was Professor Ernest Blood of Passaic, N.J., whose "Wonder Teams" still hold records. Prof Blood was the first great coach, but is largely overlooked by history. He changed the game from a dribble-oriented game to a team passing game. Dr. Hess has researched and extensively studied this first great coach and has written this wonderful, detailed book. This is not an X's and O's, or "how-to" book, but a great read and a must for anyone interested in the history of the game. But, caution! -- this is a difficult book to put down! See a detailed review from the Honolulu Advertiser. Read what Dick Vitale and other coaches have to say.