BASKETBALL: For the Player, the Fan and the Coach by Arnold Red. Auerhach

BASKETBALL: For the Player, the Fan and the Coach

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This revised and updated edition of Auerbach's highly successful basketball primer covers everything from a player's attitude to the weak points of the zone defense and it should appeal most to high--school coaches and their troops. A thorough yet easily-comprehensible discussion of the fundamentals provides tips on shooting; ball handling and passing; the fast break and the ""give and go""; faking and feinting; rebounding; shot-blocking and the like. Basketballers are advised to toughen the skin of their feet with tincture of benzoin compound; coaches should ""try to fit the pattern of play to the material on hand."" The sneaker set will find this immensely instructive.

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1975
Publisher: Simon & Schuster