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Smart Take from the Strong The Basketball Philosophy of Pete Carril

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ISBN-10: 0803264488

ISBN-13: 9780803264489

Edition: 2004

Authors: Pete Carril, Dan White, Bob Knight

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“The strong take from the weak, but the smart take from the strong.” So said Pete Carril’s father, a Spanish immigrant who worked for thirty-nine years in a Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, steel mill. His son stood only five-foot-six but nonetheless became an All-State basketball player in high school, a Little All-American in college, and a highly successful coach. After twenty-nine years as Princeton University’s basketball coach, he became an assistant coach with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. In 1997 he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Coach Carril inspired his teams with his own strength of character and drive to win, and he demonstrated time and again how a…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 10/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 206
Size: 5.48" wide x 7.43" long x 0.45" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

Who takes from whom?
The nature of a coach
Pick your general
The only difference
What turns me on
Behaving wisely
How we learn
The only objective standard
Never say never
The coach's job
Knowing what to coach
The kind of coach I am
What to emphasize
Make sure they are all listening
I can teach a guy basics
The truth about fast players
Teaching versus coaching
What to be good at
What I look for in a player
Modus operandi
A body with no talent
You cannot hide on the court
Overcoming certain obstacles
Emulate the great
The three basics
Pass to play
Two kinds of elitism
Just shoot it
The simple layup
You never tire of making shots
From close in
Shooting confidence
Compensation for poor shooting
A limit to what you can teach
Before you give up ...
What losing requires
Whom does the player get mad at?
Motivating players
What it takes to be extraordinary
Sometimes you can, sometimes you can't
Play to win
Core toughness
Growing up with courage
South Bethlehem
What is genuine and what is not
Team concept redefined
Necessity is the mother of invention
The socioeconomics of basketball
When I played
On being 5' 6 3/4" tall
Coaching taller players
Coaching at reading
Why practice?
Defense is the heart of the game
Zone versus man-to-man
Defensive fundamentals
Defending the pivot
Legs don't lie
Stern discipline
Don't think it's a drill
What is the value of a drill?
Locker room habits
Drinking and basketball
Relationship between athletics and life
The challenge of coaching at Princeton
Just do it
Fundamentally unsound
What I found at Princeton
Communing to win
Playing intelligently
No such thing as an Ivy League player
Competing against a friend
Do not come to Princeton to be famous
Praise exposed
Every day, a new day
If you insist on less, you get it
Speed wins the race
Lesson number one on offense
Get a good shot
Closing the talent gap
Play without the ball (and the coach)
Cut with credibility
Our offense simplified
Who is doing it?
Good reading habits
Pay attention
Bounce passes on the back-door
Slower fast break
Small, slow shooters
The three-point shot
Driving is a knack
Knack for rebounding
Who gets the rebound?
Where's the nearest railroad?
Hands don't change
Solving a press
Inbounds passes
Jump balls
Cerebral basketball
Make a zone run
One gym versus another
Turn on the fans
The real stars at Princeton
Fakes are like lies
Preseason stuff
"And two's"
In the NCAAs
A coach's heart
Home court
Stay off your legs?
Team camaraderie
A bad win
Nothing else but luck
Rough on refs
Care how you play
Learn any offense in thirty minutes
What can youngsters learn?
A good high school coach
Coaching high school versus college
The rat race
Burglars get into homes, too
Three-car-garage guys
Can he pass?
Character shows
Look beyond talent
The campus tour
Don't worry about tuition
Yes for the shot clock
Our toughest opponents
You against yourself
The coach's role
Playing catch-up
Use your assets
Sixth man
Blowout against North Carolina
Avoid the ups and downs
Mop-up time
Character witness
Are you worthy?
Jetting in, jetting out
NBA draft
They don't show up, but you see them
Year-end review
Not enough creative coaching
How I get along with parents
Religious question
Competition is not bad
Do what you are doing
College sports are not exempt
Coaching my way
Coaching all-stars
Spanish pessimism
Anonymity at Princeton
"The poor guy"
Style versus substance
What I value
What kids really need
All I ever wanted
No middle ground
The toughest coach
Fame and the worms
A hundred grand and nothing
How players have changed
Premature retirement
Five hundred and twenty-five wins
The final question
Twenty-five little things to remember