Books and Podcasts for basketball junkies, gym rats but mostly for players and coaches seeking personal growth and development.

  • Playing For Keeps - Michael Jordan And The World He Made by David Halberstam

    • Michael Jordan's rise to stardom and his influence on race in America and the global expansion of basketball.

  • Grit - The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

    • "Enthusiasm is common, endurance is rare."

  • Mindset - The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

    • Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset. A Growth Mindset relies on Effort, Will Power and Challenges.

  • Good To Great, by Jim Collins

    • How and Why Some Companies Make the Leap From Good To Great.

  • The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by Timothy Gallwey

    • Peak performance is effortless. Non judgmental, Imagery, Trust and Concentration. Eliminate Ego, Judgement and Self Want. Allow natural process and instinct to reach true potential.

  • Attitude by Jay Wright

    • "Shoot Em Up, Live in the Streets," Jay Wright. "Shooters shot and we live with the consequences."

  • Power of Negative Thinking, Bob Knight

    • "Victory favors the team making the fewest mistakes." A pessimistic approach to coaching team basketball.

  • Peak Performance, Brad Stulberg

    • Skills through struggle. Stress + Rest = Growth. And lots of stories on how the greatest athletes and successful people develop skills.

  • Don't Put Me In Coach, Mark Titus

    • A hilarious behind the scenes look at a major college basketball program from a college bench warmer.

  • Loose Balls, Terry Pluto

    • Countless stories of the ABA and NBA building professional basketball business.

  • The Hoops Whisperer, Idan Ravin

    • The 'basketball trainer' shares his story on training the worlds elite NBA and college players.

  • Dream Team, Jack McCallum

    • The Original Dream Team

  • Shoe Dog, Phil Knight

    • The personal story of Nike's Phil Knight going from jogging and track shoes to Jordan's.

  • Seven Seconds or Less, Jack McCallum

    • A full season with Dan D'Antoni, Steve Nash, Amar'e Stoudemire and company pushing the tempo.

  • The Breaks of the Game, David Halberstam

Basketball Podcasts