Books 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
    • full season with Dan D'Antoni, Steve Nash, Amar'e Stoudemire  and company pushing  the tempo. 
  • The Breaks of the Game, David Halberstam
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