Basketball For Dummies

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-10-11
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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In the 10 years since Basketball For Dummies, 2nd Edition, hit stores, much has evolved. Completely updated with info and intrigue from the last 10 years, Basketball For Dummies, 3rd Edition, features more than 25 percent new and updated content, including topics like: LeBron the Phenom ESPN's influence on the NBA Digger on John Wooden NCAA Tournament brackets Coach K takes over the world UCONN Women's basketball dynasty "One and done" college players en route to the NBA International basketball

Author Biography

Richard "Digger" Phelps is the former coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball team. Today, he's a college basketball analyst for ESPN.

John Walters is a writer at The Daily, an iPad-only national publication. He was a reporter and staff writer at Sports Illustrated for 14 years.

Tim Bourret is the sports information director at Clemson University.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Digger the Player, to Digger the Coach, to Digger the Fan xxiii

Introduction 1

Part I: Basketball 101 5

Chapter 1: Bare-Bones Basketball 7

Chapter 2: The Wear and Where of Basketball 17

Chapter 3: The Rules 29

Chapter 4: Statistics 45

Part II: The Fundamentals of Basketball 65

Chapter 5: Shooting 67

Chapter 6: Offense 87

Chapter 7: Defense 109

Chapter 8: Rebounding 145

Chapter 9: Moves, Plays, and Strategies 161

Part III: The Game 179

Chapter 10: Pickup Basketball 181

Chapter 11: High School Basketball 199

Chapter 12: College Basketball 213

Chapter 13: Professional Basketball 233

Chapter 14: International Basketball 257

Part IV: And You Don’t Have to Pick Up a Ball 277

Chapter 15: You Don’t Need to Play to Be a Fan 279

Chapter 16: Filling Out Your NCAA Tournament Bracket 295

Part V: The Part of Tens 317

Chapter 17: Ten Games That Changed the Course of Basketball History 319

Chapter 18: Ten Best Basketball Websites 327

Chapter 19: Ten NBA Legends 331

Chapter 20: Ten Important Dates in Basketball History 337

Part VI: Appendixes 345

Appendix A: Glossary of Basketball Terms 347

Appendix B: Drilling the Basics 357

Index 373

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