Spurs Nation

Major Moments in San Antonio Basketball

Author: Staff of Staff of the San Antonio Express-News

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781595347954

Category: History

Page: 192

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""Captures the San Antonio Spurs NBA basketball team's unforgettable plays and crucial junctures from the past thirty years, with text and photography by the San Antonio Express-News sports writers and photographers"--Provided by publisher"--

100 Things Spurs Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

Author: Mike Monroe

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633196682

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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100 Things Spurs Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of San Antonio basketball. Whether you're a die-hard fan from the days of George Gervin or a new supporter of Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge, this book contains everything Spurs fans should know, see, and do in their lifetime.

Tim Duncan

Team-First Superstar

Author: Pounding the Rock

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633197379

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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In the 40 years the San Antonio Spurs have been in the NBA, Tim Duncan played 19 of them. A star from the moment he put on the Silver and Black, and productive through his final season, Duncan's career is among the best the league has ever seen. The Big Fundamental won Rookie of the Year in 1998 and his first NBA championship in 1999, on his way to five NBA titles, three NBA Finals MVPs, two NBA regular season MVPs, 15 All-Star game appearances, and countless other accolades. Perhaps most impressive, he achieved it all without putting himself before the team, and he left the game with his franchise still in contention for an NBA title. Tim Duncan: Team-First Superstar is the ultimate tribute to the Spurs legend, covering 19 years of hardwood genius – including nearly 100 full-color photographs, giving fans a glimpse into the early days of Timmy's career when he burst onto the NBA scene as the sidekick to David Robinson, to establishing the renowned Spurs culture with Coach Gregg Popovich, to avenging a 2013 NBA Finals loss to the Heat with a dramatic title in 2014. The book also explores Duncan's status as one of the best teammates of all time, celebrating his relationships with fellow Spurs heroes Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. A must-have keepsake for Spurs fans and Duncan aficionados alike, Tim Duncan: Team-First Superstar is the perfect commemoration of an NBA icon; one of the most humble superstars in all of sports history.

Dynasty

The San Antonio Spurs' Timeless 2014 Championship

Author: Triumph Books,Jesse Blanchard

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633191311

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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This commemorative book on the 2014 NBA champion San Antonio Spurs provides a visual look at the Spurs' exciting road to championship glory. Through insightful articles by Jesse Blanchard and nearly 100 full-color images, this celebratory book takes readers from the season's first games in November through the Spurs' playoff battles against the Mavericks, Trail Blazers, and Thunder before the epic NBA Finals showdown with Miami. Featuring profiles of head coach Gregg Popovich, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and other Spurs stars, this keepsake book is an essential part of any fan's collection.

Spurs Nation

Major Moments in San Antonio Basketball

Author: Staff of the San Antonio Express-News

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 1595347968

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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From the Memorial Day Miracle to coach Gregg Popovich's legendary leadership to winning five NBA championships, the San Antonio Spurs have brought excitement to the Alamo City and the greater NBA family since 1976. As the team with the most rabid and loyal fan base in basketball history, Spurs Nation captures all the most unforgettable plays and crucial junctures in 30 years of playing hoops. Spurs Nation is THE collectible book for Spurs fans filled with silver and black and moments. This full-color photography, hardcover collection encompasses all three decades of the Spurs including favorite past and current players from George Gervin to Tim Duncan, as seen through the eyes and words of the sports writers and photographers who've covered their monumental rise for the San Antonio Express-News.

Basketball (and Other Things)

A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated

Author: Shea Serrano

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683350936

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 5347

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#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? Basketball (and Other Things) presents readers with a whole new set of pivotal and ridiculous fan disputes from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano. Serrano breaks down debates that NBA fans didn’t even know they needed, from the classic (How many years during his career was Kobe Bryant actually the best player in the league?) to the fantastical (If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?). With incredible art from Arturo Torres, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball’s greatest moments, what-ifs, stories, and legends, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time.

The NBA: A History of Hoops: The Story of the San Antonio Spurs

Author: Hans Hetrick

Publisher: Creative Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780898125603

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Basketball is known for its fast-breaking, buzzer-beating action, and that excitement is captured in The NBA: A History of Hoops, a series celebrating four of the most successful franchises in the National Basketball Association. With thrilling texts, interesting side panels, and lively player profiles set alongside vibrant photos, every team's origins, stars, greatest triumphs, and most unforgettable moments are yours to be had in a colorful collection that has no rival!

The Breaks of the Game

Author: David Halberstam

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401305199

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

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More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner for his ground-breaking reporting on the Vietnam War, Halberstam wrote more than 20 books, almost all of them bestsellers. His work has stood the test of time and has become the standard by which all journalists measure themselves. The New York Times bestseller, now with a new introduction! The Breaks of the Game focuses on one grim season (1979-80) in the life of the Bill Walton-led Portland Trail Blazers, a team that only three years before had been NBA champions. The tactile authenticity of Halberstam's knowledge of the basketball world is unrivaled. Yet he is writing here about far more than just basketball. This is a story about a place in our society where power, money, and talent collide and sometimes corrupt, a place where both national obsessions and naked greed are exposed. It's about the influence of big media, the fans and the hype they subsist on, the clash of ethics, the terrible physical demands of modern sports (from drugs to body size), the unreal salaries, the conflicts of race and class, and the consequences of sport converted into mass entertainment and athletes transformed into superstars--all presented in a way that puts the reader in the room and on the court, and The Breaks of the Game in a league of its own.

Urban Cowgirl

Decadently Southern, Outrageously Texan, Food, Family Traditions, and Style

Author: Sarah Penrod

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493025627

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

View: 7057

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The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bulls

A Decade-by-Decade History

Author: Chicago Tribune Staff

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 1572847832

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 5169

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The Chicago Bulls, one of the NBA's most storied and valuable franchises, have been building their highly decorated legacy for five decades now. To this day, the Bulls are one of the most popular teams the world over. Travelers abroad will find that the team's reputation precedes them: Chicagoans who were once greeted by sneers about Al Capone now hear cheers for Bulls legend Michael Jordan. Six championships, the league's best-ever single-season record, and perhaps the greatest player of all time will do that, and Bulls fans wouldn't have it any other way. Published to commemorate the team's 50th anniversary, The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bulls is a decade-by-decade look at the pride of Chicago's West Side. This beautiful coffee-table volume documents every era in the team's history through original reporting, in-depth analysis, interviews, archival photos, comprehensive timelines, rankings of top players by position, and other features. Profiles on key coaches, Hall of Famers, and MVPs provide an entertaining, blow-by-blow look at the team's greatest successes and most dramatic moments. From the beginning, the Bulls have set records. They are still the only NBA expansion team to make the playoffs in their inaugural season, which they did in 1966–67 with the best record ever for a first-year team. Led by Chicago legend Johnny "Red" Kerr, these athletes set the foundation for the team's winning culture. The 70s saw the Bulls trot out a host of talented and hard-nosed players, such as Bob Love, Chet Walker, Norm Van Lier, Jerry Sloan, and Artis Gilmore, winning popularity among the city's blue-collared fans. The Bulls soared to new heights after drafting Michael Jordan third overall in the 1984 draft. Once joined by fellow Hall of Famers Scottie Pippen and coach Phil Jackson, Jordan and the Bulls overcame their arch-nemesis in the "Bad Boy" Detroit Pistons and won two sets of three consecutive championships in the 90s. The new millennium saw repeated attempts to reignite the magic of the Jordan-era Bulls, but soon a new identity emerged of tough, hardworking team players reminiscent of the Bulls' earlier years. Since the start of their fifth decade, the Bulls have consistently been one of the top teams in the league and are hungry to hang another championship banner from the rafters of 1901 West Madison Street. A first-of-its-kind collectors item, The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bulls is a gorgeous and comprehensive tour through basketball history produced by the award-winning Chicago Tribune journalists who have been documenting their home team since the beginning.

The Culture Code

The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups

Author: Daniel Coyle

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0804176981

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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"A toolkit for building a cohesive, innovative and successful group culture, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code. Daniel Coyle spent three years researching the question of what makes a successful group tick, visiting some of the world's most productive groups--including Pixar, Navy SEALs, Zappos, IDEO, and the San Antonio Spurs. Coyle discovered that high-performing groups relentlessly generate three key messages that enable them to excel: 1) Safety - we are connected. 2) Shared Risk - we are vulnerable together. 3) Purpose - we are part of the same story. Filled with first-hand reporting, fascinating science, compelling real-world stories, and leadership tools that can apply to businesses, schools, sports, families, and any kind of group, The Culture Code will revolutionize how you think about creating and sustaining successful groups"--

The Book of Basketball

The NBA According to the Sports Guy

Author: Bill Simmons

Publisher: ESPN

ISBN: 0345520106

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 734

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An opinionated tour of the past, present, and future of pro basketball, written by ESPN's "Sports Guy" columnist, shares insights on everything from major NBA events and underrated players to how Hall of Famers should be selected.

Basketball

A Love Story

Author: Jackie MacMullan,Rafe Bartholomew,Dan Klores

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 152476180X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Inspired by a major ESPN film series, this is an extraordinary oral history of basketball—its eye-opening untold history, its profound deeper meaning, its transformative influence on the world—as told through an unprecedented series of candid conversations with the game’s ultimate icons. This is the greatest love story never told. It has passion and heartbreak, triumph and betrayal. It is deeply intimate yet crosses oceans, upends lives and changes nations. This is the true story of basketball. It is the story of a Canadian invention that took over America, and the world. Of a supposed “white man’s sport” that became a way for people of color, women, and immigrants to claim a new place in society. Of a game that demands everything of those who love it, yet gives so much back in return. To tell this story, acclaimed journalists Jackie MacMullan, Rafe Bartholomew and Dan Klores embarked on a groundbreaking mission to interview a staggering lineup of basketball trailblazers. For the first time hundreds of legends, from Kobe, Lebron and Steph Curry to Magic Johnson, Dr. J and Jerry West, spoke movingly about their greatest passion. Iconic coaches like Phil Jackson and Coach K opened up like never before. Those who shattered glass ceilings, from Bill Russell and Yao Ming to Cheryl Miller and Lisa Leslie, explained what it really took to lay claim to their place in the game. At once a definitive oral history and something far more revelatory and life affirming, Basketball: A Love Story is the defining untold oral history of how basketball came to be, and what it means to those who love it.

50 Best Arena Exercises and Patterns

Essential Schooling for English and Western Riders

Author: Ann Katrin Querbach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570767999

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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Like other hobbies, sports, and passions, riding and training horses inevitably involves a certain amount of repetition in order to improve. This means a well-designed plan of lessons and exercises is indispensable, both for keeping horse and rider interested in what they're doing together and for advancing their fitness and ability level. Riders, trainers, and instructors of all disciplines are always looking for ways to keep boredom at bay--and that's where this handy guide can save the day. 50 Best Arena Exercises and Patterns provides a terrific collection of upbeat ideas for essential schooling, adding variety and challenge to everyday workouts. Exercises are organized in easy-to-reference sections, including: improving the rider's seat, "learning to dance" with the basic foundation movements, increasing mobility with gymnastics, finding rhythm, getting supple and relaxed, achieving connection and softness, activating the hindquarters, traveling straight, and achieving collection. In addition, two chapters provide fun alternatives to supplement any lesson. Whether an English or Western rider, any equestrian looking for tools to use in creating a balanced, correct seat, and a supple, gymnasticized horse will relish this infinitely useful collection of practice routines.

Seven Seconds Or Less

My Season on the Bench with the Runnin' and Gunnin' Phoenix Suns

Author: Jack McCallum

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743298136

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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An award-winning Sports Illustrated writer recounts the championship 2005-2006 season with the popular NBA team, describing their revitalization of team play strategies, the contributions of such figures as Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni, and the injuries and controversies that challenged their efforts. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Return of the King

LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History

Author: Brian Windhorst,Dave McMenamin

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1538759683

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Now a New York Times bestseller! The inside story of LeBron James's return and ultimate triumph in Cleveland. What really happened when LeBron James stunned the NBA by leaving a potential dynasty in Miami to come home to play with the Cleveland Cavaliers? How did the Cavs use secret meetings to put together the deal to add star Kevin Love? Who really made the controversial decision to fire coach David Blatt when the team was in first place? Where did the greatest comeback in NBA history truly begin-and end? RETURN OF THE KING takes you onto the private planes, inside the locker-room conversations, and into the middle of the intense huddles where one of the greatest stories in basketball history took place, resulting in the Cavs winning the 2016 NBA title after trailing the Golden State Warriors three games to one. You'll hear from all the characters involved: the players, the executives, the agents, and the owners as they reveal stories never before told. Get the background on all the controversies, the rivalries, and the bad blood from two reporters who were there for every day, plot twist, and social media snafu as they take you through the fascinating ride that culminated in a heart-stopping Game Seven.

Field of Schemes

How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit, Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Neil deMause,Joanna Cagan

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803285485

Category: Architecture

Page: 424

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