The Basketball Handbook

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Human Kinetics, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 251 pages
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Learn the essentials of winning basketball from a coach who did it at the high school, college, and professional levels. The Basketball Handbookpresents a proven player- and team-development game plan founded on the five principles of success.

Coach Lee Rose teaches the essential techniques and tactics, with drills and tips on executing them when the game's on the line. His performance rating system is a superb evaluation tool, effective in identifying players' strengths and shoring up weaknesses in all facets. Rose's 45 years of maximizing player and team potential shine through as he emphasizes key skills and shares the savvy for advancing through each competitive level of the game.

The Basketball Handbookwill help you master each fundamental, then add new dimensions to individual and team performance on the offensive and defensive ends of the court as well as in special situations. Use it in-season and during the off-season for greater success on the court.

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About the author (2004)

Lee Rose began his coaching career as a teacher-coach at Versailles (Kentucky) High School in 1958, and he's been involved in the game ever since. He joined the collegiate coaching ranks in 1959 at Transylvania College and held subsequent positions at the University of Cincinnati, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Purdue University, and the University of South Florida. He joined the NBA ranks in 1986 as an assistant coach with San Antonio Spurs and remained in the NBA for the rest of his career.

Rose's passion and intelligence for the game are well documented throughout his 45-year career. As a college head coach, Rose finished with a .705 winning percentage (388-162), including a 72-18 (.800) record in three seasons at UNC Charlotte. He was named the Sporting News National Coach of the Year in 1977 after leading UNC Charlotte to the NIT Finals in 1976 and the NCAA Final Four in 1977. Rose went on to lead Purdue to the NIT Finals in 1979 and the Final Four a year later. Rose has been named Coach of the Year in every conference he has coached in: Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC), Sun Belt, and Big Ten. He was inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001.

As an NBA consultant for National Basketball Developmental League coaches, Rose continues to benefit the sport with his superior teaching and talent-assessment skills. Lee and his wife, Eleanor, live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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