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Return of the Gold: The Journey of Jerry Colangelo and the Redeem Team

by Dan Bickley

Six years after Michael Jordan won his last NBA championship, American basketball hit rock bottom. The perception of NBA players reached an all-time low. Team USA lost three times, disgracing the nation at...


A Biographical Directory of Professional Basketball Coaches

by Jeff Marcus

Jeff Marcus provides, in alphabetical order, the year-by-year coaching records for every pro major league coach in basketball history beginning with the American Basketball League (ABL), which formed in 1925...


One Small Town, One Crazy Coach: The Ireland Spuds and the 1963 Indiana High School Basketball Season

by Mike Roos

In the summer of 1962, the peripatetic and irrepressible Pete Gill was hired on a whim to coach basketball at tiny Ireland High School. There he would accomplish, against enormous odds, one of the great small-town...


Spinning the Globe

by Ben Green

Before Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Julius Erving, or Michael Jordan––before Magic Johnson and Showtime––the Harlem Globetrotters revolutionized basketball and spread the game around the world. In...


To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy Forever

by Will Blythe

A thoroughly obsessive, intermittently uplifting, and occasionally unbiased account of the Duke–North Carolina basketball rivalry


Taking Shots

by Keith Glass

Bring a family of four to an NBA game today, and it costs around $500 to watch a bunch of seven-footers take bad shots. Perhaps the quote often attributed to P.T. Barnum is true—there really is a sucker born...


The Basketball Draft Fact Book: A History of Professional Basketball's College Drafts

by Robert D. Bradley

The Basketball Draft Fact Book is the first detailed and comprehensive listing of all professional basketball drafts in the history of the sport since the first draft in 1947. Each season’s draft is summarized,...


European Basketball Championship Results: Since 1935

by Tomasz Malolepszy

In European Basketball Championship Results: Since 1935, Tomasz Malolepszy charts the growth and expansion of this popular sport in Europe with a complete statistical history of both the men’s and women’s...


Pro Basketball's All-Time All-Stars: Across the Eras

by Robert W. Cohen

Dividing the history of professional basketball into five distinct eras, this book first describes the style of play that prevailed during each period, giving an in-depth view of how the game has evolved. For...


Duke - Carolina Volume 4

by Art Inc. Chansky

Famed sportswriter and Tobacco Road basketball historian Art Chansky is releasing a digital version of his award-winning book, Blue Blood, for all tablet devices. Blue Blood details one of sport's greatest rivalries,...


Loving The Game

by Pete Hines

Two of the greatest basketball teams of the 1920's and 30's were both from New York. One was an all-black team called the Rens and the other was an all-white team called the Original Celtics.These two teams...


Duke - Carolina - Volumes 1-5  The Blue Blood Rivalry, The Master Collection

by Art Inc. Chansky

Famed sportswriter and Tobacco Road basketball historian Art Chansky is releasing a digital version of his award-winning book, Blue Blood. Blue Blood details one of sport's greatest rivalries, Duke University...


Duke - Carolina - Volume 5  The Blue Blood Rivalry

by Art Inc. Chansky

Famed sportswriter and Tobacco Road basketball historian Art Chansky is releasing a digital version of his award-winning book, Blue Blood. Blue Blood details one of sport's greatest rivalries, Duke University...


Basketball (and Other Things)

by Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres & Reggie Miller

#1 New York Times bestseller

Who is the greatest dunker of all time? Which version of the Michael Jordan was the best Michael Jordan? What is allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball?...


The Basket Ball

by Esmé Raji Codell & Jennifer Plecas

Lulu prefers playing basketball to playing with dolls. So when the boys won’t let her join their school-yard team, she decides to host a Basket Ball—where ball gowns are traded in for sequined basketball...


Sports Prima Donnas

by Rasheed Catapang

Lebron James, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr are a once in a generation talents. They are also Prima Donnas. How will history judge them? Are they who they say they are?


Adolph Rupp and the Rise of Kentucky Basketball

by James Duane Bolin

Known as the "Man in the Brown Suit" and "Baron of the Bluegrass," Adolph Rupp (1901--1977) is a towering figure in the history of college athletics. From 1930 until his retirement in 1972, Rupp coached the...


Breaking Barriers

by Douglas Stark

Today, it is nearly impossible to talk about the best basketball players in America without acknowledging the accomplishments of incredibly talented black athletes like Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Kobe...


Butler Basketball Legends

by Stan Sutton & Barry Collier

- Butler basketball has a large following around the US due their history of outplaying more well-known teams.

- Winner of back-to-back NCAA tournaments.

- Sutton takes the reader through feats of the past teams...


Unknown, Untold, and Unbelievable Stories of IU Sports

by John C. Decker, Pete DiPrimio & Doug Wilson

For over 125 years, Hoosier athletes and coaches have grabbed headlines with their accomplishments and accolades. Legendary performers and larger-than-life figures have called Bloomington home, and their stories...