Basketball For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 19, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 432 pages
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The easy way to get the ins, outs, and intrigue on this beloved sport

The National Basketball Association (NBA), with 30 teams and an average attendance of more than 17,000 spectators per game, is the richest and most popular basketball league - and arguably the most viewed American sport - in the world. This new edition of "Basketball For Dummies" not only covers the rules and regulations of the NBA, but offers coverage on the WNBA, NCAA, and international basketball leagues.

"Basketball For Dummies" is a valuable resource to the many fans of this beloved sport, covering everything from players and personalities in the game to rules, regulations, and equipment. Completely updated with information and intrigue that's occurred in the sport since publication of the previous edition, "Basketball For Dummies" gets you up to speed on everything from NCAA Tournament brackets to college players en route to the NBA. Coverage of the rules and regulations of the NBA Interesting topics like LeBron the Phenom, ESPN'S influence on the NBA, and the UCONN women's basketball dynasty Digger's take on John Wooden

Whether you're a basketball player or a courtside spectator, "Basketball For Dummies" is a slam-dunk of information and intrigue for anyone who loves the sport.


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I learned a few things ... the game is starting to make more sense to me! Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Richard "Digger" Phelps is the former coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball team. Today, he's a college basketball analyst for ESPN.

John Walters is a writer at The Daily, an iPad-only national publication. He was a reporter and staff writer at Sports Illustrated for 14 years.

Tim Bourret is the sports information director at Clemson University.

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