Basketball Made Simple: A Spectator's Guide

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First Base Sports, 1994 - Basketball - 129 pages
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Easy-to-read and compact - take this guide along to the game! Introduces the reader to the basics of the game, including: The latest rules at pro and college levels; Strategies simplified; Tips for watching games; Latest National Basketball rule changes and expansions.

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Contents

Origins History of Basketball
1
How the Game is Played
14
Player Positions
37
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

P.J. Harari and Dave Ominsky co-authored this book while pursuing their MBAs at the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. However, it was while working as an attorney prior to enrolling in business school that Harari first came upon the idea for a Spectator Guide. Her clients often conducted business meetings at basketball or hockey games and she spent her time feigning interest or pretending to understand what was going on.Harari went in search of a book of rules hoping to solve her dilemma. Surely the local library would have something, she thought, or perhaps a local bookstore. But she had no luck. She resorted to teaching herself football by watching games on television, weekend after weekend of sitting alone in her living room. Harari did the same with hockey and basketball. And as her expertise grew, she was visited by peers, male and female alike, who would close her office door and quietly confide that they knew nothing about sports and desperately needed or want

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