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The Phoenix Suns’ Steve Nash shines in running the break, but how do his teammates know where to go to get open to receive his passes? Orlando’s Dwight Howard is a tremendous talent in the post, but how has he improved and added new dimensions to his game? And how is it that Utah’s Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer run the screen-and-roll as smoothly as Jazz legends John Stockton and Karl Malone did years before?
Coaching. Yes, even in a league loaded with superior athletic talent, the teaching, tactical maneuvers, and strategies provided by NBA coaches are second to none. And as younger, sometimes less mature and less experienced players from all over the world have entered the league, those coaching skills are more diverse and better honed than ever before.
Now NBA Coaches Playbook takes you into the practice sessions and sideline huddles with detailed Xs and Os and more from the game’s best at maximizing performance on the court. Let the likes of Phil Jackson, Mike D’Antoni, Avery Johnson, Stan Van Gundy, George Karl, Eddie Jordan, Mike Dunleavy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and many other head and assistant coaches provide you with new insights to benefit your own team and individual players.
Part I: Individual Offense Chapter 1. Shooting Techniques
Chapter 2. Perimeter Moves
Stan Van Gundy
Chapter 3. Post Moves
Chapter 4. Screens and Screen Plays
Part II: Team Offense Chapter 5. Attacking Offense
Chapter 6. Triangle Offense
Phil Jackson and Tex Winter
Chapter 7. Princeton Offense
Eddie Jordan and Pete Carril
Chapter 8. Flex Offense
Part III: Fast Break Chapter 9. Fast-Break Principles
George Karl and Doug Moe
Chapter 10. Primary and Secondary Breaks
Mike D’Antoni, Alvin Gentry, and Marc Iavaroni
Part IV: Special Plays Chapter 11. High-Percentage Plays
Chapter 12. Out-of-Bounds Plays
Chapter 13. Last-Second Scoring Plays
Part V: Individual and Team Defense Chapter 14. On-the-Ball Pressure
Chapter 15. Full-Court Pressure
Chapter 16. Defensive Strategies
Part VI: Coaching Essentials Chapter 17. Productive Practices
Chapter 18. Game Preparation
Mike Dunleavy and Jim Eyen
Chapter 19. Player Development
Chapter 20. Player and Coach Motivation
Scott Skiles and John Bach
Chapter 21. Modern Conditioning Methods