NBA Coaches Playbook PDF
Techniques, Tactics, and Teaching Points
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Many top current college coaches, such as Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, Louisville’s Rick Pitino, and Auburn’s Nell Fortner, attest to the benefits gleaned from the pro level. And now that information is available at your fingertips—be it from Phoenix Suns coach Mike D'Antoni on the fast break, Phil Jackson and Tex Winter on the triangle offense, or Pete Carril and Eddie Jordan on the Princeton Offense. In all, 28 successful coaches with more than 750 years of coaching experience all over the world share their wisdom on topics for which they are considered the experts.
Coaches reading NBA Coaches Playbook are guaranteed to find the technical and tactical insights invaluable to their own teaching and game planning. Each chapter offers technical teaching points, practice drills, tactical nuances, or game management tools that can provide a coaching edge. The special plays section, featuring many of the book's 450-plus Xs and Os diagrams, will be especially popular among coaches seeking the out-of-bounds and last-second plays that work when the game is on the line.
NBA Coaches Playbook gives coaches the ability to access top-level instruction and then use that knowledge in their own system to achieve greater success each season.
Chapter 1. Shooting Techniques
Chapter 2. Perimeter Moves
Stan Van Gundy
Chapter 3. Post Moves
Chapter 4. Screens and Screen Plays
Part II. Team Offense
Chapter 5. Attacking Offense
Chapter 6. Triangle Offense
Phil Jackson and Tex Winter
Chapter 7. Princeton Offense
Eddie Jordan and Pete Carril
Chapter 8. Flex Offense
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
Chapter 12. Out-of-Bounds Plays
Chapter 13. Last-Second Scoring Plays
Part V. Individual and Team Defense
Chapter 14. On-the-Ball Pressure
Chapter 15. Full-Court Pressure
Chapter 16. Defensive Strategies
Part VI. Coaching Essentials
Chapter 17. Productive Practices
Chapter 18. Game Preparation
Mike Dunleavy and Jim Eyen
Chapter 19. Player Development
Chapter 20. Player and Coach Motivation
Scott Skiles and John Bach
Chapter 21. Modern Conditioning Methods
—Steve Smith, Head Basketball Coach, Oak Hill Academy
"The basketball knowledge and experience available in this book are outstanding! You'll use this fundamental basketball information throughout the season, year after year."
—Van Chancellor, Women's Basketball Head Coach, Louisiana State University
"Technical instruction, practice tips, drills, offensive attacks, special plays, and defensive tactics, all from great basketball minds that know what does and doesn't work. NBA Coaches Playbook is a must-have in any serious coach's library."
—Rick Pitino, Men's Basketball Head Coach, University of Louisville
“NBA Coaches Playbook is a great tool for coaches at all levels of the game. It's filled with easy to read, solid basketball information on key points of the game, and clean easy to follow diagrams. You will also pick up many practical organizational and practice preparation ideas from some of our best coaches. We’ve provided each member of our staff with a copy. Everyone can learn from this book.”
—P.J. Carlesimo, Oklahoma City Thunder