Books and Podcasts for basketball junkies, gym rats but mostly for players and coaches seeking personal growth and development.
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Raise Your Game High Performance by Alan Stein
Toughness: Developing True Strength by Jay Bilas
The Education of a Coach by David Halberstam
Sacred Hoops by Phil Jackson
Talent Is Never Enough by John Maxwell
Discover the Choices That Will Take You Beyond Your Talent
Bill Belichick On Personnel
Building a roster and evaluating players. Mental and Physical Toughness and Consistent Execution.
Chop Wood Carry Water by Joshua Medcalf
Process of becoming great. Why the process is more important then the end goal. Being great at the little things.
Win Forever by Pete Carroll
Live, Work, and Play Like A Champion
The Mental Game of Poker by Jared Tendler
Techniques to handle tilt, confidence, emotional control, variance, fear, fear and motivation
Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson
How the Zen Master used mindfulness to find team chemistry and championship rings.
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 the professional basketball league 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
Be Quick But Don’t Hurry by John Wooden
Traction by Gino Wickman
Get a grip of your business
Golden Days, West’s Lakers, Steph’s Warriors,
Leading With The Heart, Coach Krzyewski
Guide to Duke’s program, team building and allowing players become the leaders.
Players First by John Caliperi
Keep the focus on the player.
Basketball Immersion Podcast by Chris Oliver
Coaching U Podcast by Brendan Suhr