Bird Watching

Bird Watching

On Playing and Coaching the Game I Love

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
The legendary basketball player-turned-coach shares his thoughts on the game he loves, describing his own NBA career and offering insights into the game, its strategies, and today's NBA players, coaches, and teams. 200,000 first printing.

Hachette Book Group
Larry Bird captured the imagination and admiration of basketball fans throughout his thirteen-year career with the Boston Celtics with his trademark style of creative, intelligent, exciting, and hard-nosed play. And then, last year in his rookie season as head coach of the Indiana Pacers, he infused the team with these same qualities -- and the results were remarkable. He turned around a slumping franchise and led the Pacers to the conference finals. To finish off a great season, Bird was named the NBA's "Coach of the Year" -- quite an accolade for Bird, who had never coached before and surprised many fans with his unusual and unorthodox coaching methods.

This book is a look into one of the greatest minds to have ever stepped on a hardwood court. Larry Bird shares his inner thoughts on basketball that to date only his Celtic teammates and Pacers players have been privy. From dissecting offensive and defensive strategies to assessing the talent of NBA players; from sharing the genesis of his coaching philosophies to how he deals with today's overpriced and temperamental players, it's all there. This book is Larry Bird's basketball playbook, and it's the one book every basketball fan will want to read.

Cover design by Tom Tafuri
Cover photograph by Glenn James/NBA Photos

& Taylor

The basketball player-turned-coach shares his thoughts on his NBA career and offers insights into the game, its strategies, and today's NBA players, coaches, and teams

Publisher: New York : Warner Books, [1999]
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9780446524643
Branch Call Number: BIO Bird 1999
Characteristics: xvi, 318 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: MacMullan, Jackie


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