Basketball season is around the corner and for the first time in a long while I’m not preparing to coach, but instead preparing to watch. Simply watching is bound to keep me busy as I will be supporting my son and the boys basketball team, and of course I will be cheering on the high school girls team that I used to coach, and though I will miss being a part of their season as their coach, not coaching will also allow me to travel and watch my daughter who is playing basketball in college. I can’t wait!
If you’re a fan, parent, coach, or a player, here are some great basketball books to get you pumped up and ready for the season!
In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle (Memoir) by Madeleine Blais
Brief Garland (Memoir) by Harold Keith
Back on the Court : a young woman’s triumphant return to life, love & basketball (Memoir) by Sonya G. Elliott
Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn by Larry Colton (Memoir)
Standing Tall: A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph (Memoir/Coaching) by C. Vivian Stringer
Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior (Memoir/Coaching) by Phil Jackson
They Call Me Coach (Coaching) by John Wooden
Reach for the Summit (Coaching) by Pat Summitt
Blind Your Ponies (Novel) by Stanley Gordon West
On my basketball reading list:
- Play Their Hearts Out by George Dohrmann
- The Last Shot by Darcy Frey
- Venus to the Hoop by Sara Corbett.
- Don’t Put Me In Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey From The End Of The Bench To The End Of The Bench by Mark Titus