NC Sports Annotated Topical Bibliography
A Pictorial History of Carolina Basketball.
Virginia Beach, Va.: Jordan & Co., 1979.
North Carolina State National Championship.
Charlotte, N.C.: UMI Publications, 1983. LOC 83-178661
Triangle ACC Men's Basketball Coaches Quoted in Coachspeak. Edited by The Insider.
Quotes from and by the late Jim Valvano, Dean Smith and other ACC coaches. Raleigh, N.C.: The Insider, 1995. ISBN 0-935400-21-4
Alexander, Chip and Dane Huffman. Tar Heel Trivia: Tantalizing Tidbits from a Basketball Powerhouse.
Questions and Answers on the history of the program, former players and coaches and past great games. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Village Sports, 1991. ISBN 1-880123-02-9
Beahm, George. Michael Jordan: A Shooting Star.
Juvenile literature discussing Jordan's early years in North Carolina, career with the Tar Heels and Bulls and his first period of retirement. Kansas City: Andrews & McMeel, 1994. ISBN 0-8362-0842-2
Barrier, Smith. The ACC Basketball Tournament Classic.
Twenty-nine years of boxscores, photographs and memories from the nation's premiere basketball conference. A superb overview by a superb writer. Greensboro, N.C.: Metro Sports, 1981.
Barrier, Smith. ACC Basketball Trivia Trip.
A dated but excellent trivia question and answer book about ACC basketball. Has a section on South Carolina when it was an ACC member. Filled with unique tidbits of knowledge. Charlotte, N.C.: UMI Publication, 1984. ISBN 0-943860-03-2
Barrier, Smith. On Tobacco Road: Basketball in North Carolina.
Listing of Conference Standings, All-ACC teams and all-tournament teams from 1921-1983. Includes chapters devoted to the coaching legends: Case, McGuire, McKinney, Bubas, Smith and Sloan. A great overview of basketball in North Carolina covering players, coaches, and teams. New York: Leisure Press/Human Kinetics, 1983. ISBN 0-88011-175-5
Bounell, R. Charlotte Hornets: Sharpening the Stinger.
Covers the Charlotte Hornets and their efforts to win a title. Champaign, Ill.: Sagamore Publishers, 1993. ISBN 0-915611-82-1
Chansky, Art and Eddie Fogler. March to the Top.
The story of the Carolina Championship when they beat Georgetown. Includes many photographs and insights from UNC Athletic Department members. Also features a chapter on superstitions, Woody Durham, and a look back at the 1957 championship team. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Four Corner's Press, 1982.
Barton, Don and Bob Fulton. Frank McGuire: The Life and Times of a Basketball Legend.
The former North Carolina coaching legend is profiled in one of the most comprehensive biographies to date. Includes a foreword by Coach Dean Smith and chapters on Al McGuire, John Roche, Bobby Cremins and Casey Manning. Columbia, S.C.: Summerhouse Press, 1995. ISBN 1-887714-04-09
Ben, Phillip (Ed.). Tar Heel Tradition: 100 Years of Sports at Carolina.
Primarily a pictorial look at Carolina athletics beginning in 1888, spanning each decade to include UNC's 1982 National Championship in men's basketball. Tennis, field hockey, swimming, soccer and football are also featured. Forward by President Bill Friday. A superb pictorial overview that only needs updating. It does not cover intramural sports. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Jonashmark Publishers, 1988. ISBN: 0-942399-05-6
Ben, Philip L. ACC Basketball, the Best in the Nation. A History of ACC Basketball, 1954-74. Durham: Seeman Printing, 1974.
Bogues, Tyrone and David Levine. In the Land of the Giants: My Life in Basketball.
Biography of how the 5'3" Bogues succeeded in the sport where height matters the most: basketball. Traces his career beginning in the Baltimore projects to Wake Forest University and the Charlotte Hornets. Boston, Mass.: Little Brown & Company, 1994. ISBN 0-316-10173-7
Breezley, Bill. The Wolfpack...Intercollegiate Athletics at North Carolina State University.
Includes year-by-year football and basketball results 1892-1976. Discussion of coaches (Holtz, football; Sloan, basketball), traditions, Reynolds Coliseum. Focus is on basketball, particularly the 1974 NCAA champion team. Raleigh, N.C.: University Graphics, 1976. LOC 76-55933
Brill, Bill. Duke Basketball: An Illustrated History. Dallas: Taylor Publishing, 1986.
Candle, E.C. Collegiate Basketball, Facts and Figures on the Cage Sport.
A statistical reference book on college basketball published in North Carolina. Winston-Salem, N.C.: J.F. Blair, 1959.
Cooper, R. Michael Jordan: Born to fly!
A superb juvenile book about the famous Tar Heel basketball star. Raleigh, N.C.: Creative Productions, 1988.
Corrie, Bruce. The Atlantic Coast Conference: 1953-1978.
Begins with a look at the ACC's origins, when seven teams broke away from the Southern Conference. Features a complete record section including photographs, award winners, statistics and the ACC's performance against non-conference competition. Excellent reference on the ACC up until 1978. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 1978. ISBN 0-089089-025-0
Cragg, Mike and Mike Sobb. Crowning Glory: The Story of Duke's 1991 Championship Season. Durham: Duke University Press, 1991.
Cragg, Mike ed. Back to Back: The Story of Duke's 1992 NCAA Basketball Championship. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1992.
Daly, David. One to Remember: The 1982 North Carolina Tar Heels NCAA Championship Team. Asheboro, N.C.: Down Home Press, 1991.
DeVenzio, Dick. Rip-Off U.
Former Duke Basketball player who claims the NCAA and Division I universities' are exploiting college athletes. Part I presents a general overview of the crucial issues, the problems, and the solutions of big-time college sports from the student-athlete's point of view. Examines public misconceptions regarding cheating, corruption, and scandals in college athletics, and looks at the fallacy of the 'free ride' for players. Shows why the present system of collegiate athletics is poorly constructed, and explores how the student-athlete experience could be enhanced. Criticizes the actions and policies of the NCAA. Discusses four major areas in which the biggest 'rip-offs' of revenue-producing student-athletes occur: minor sports, NCAA salaries and operating expenses, legal fees, and the football bowl system. Argues that the student-athletes themselves have the power to change the system. He proposes a player's strike until the athletes receive compensation. Part II reviews the individual issues related to the problems of college sports, using an encyclopedia format. Charlotte, N.C.: The Fool Court Press, 1986. ISBN 0-910305-01-3
Drape, Joe. In the Hornets Nest: Charlotte and its First Year in the NBA.
Chronicles Charlotte's highly successful first season, in which the team set league attendance records. Discussion of game day personnel and procedures. Includes a brief summary of all 82 games. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989. ISBN 0-312-03366-4
Driesell, Charles. The Secrets of Shooting and Offensive Basketball.
Clearly explained rules on shot variation, ball handling and individual moves on offense. Written by Lefty Driesell while head coach at Davidson College. Charlotte, N.C.: Meteor Publishing, 1965. LOC 65-29004
Feinstein, John. A Season Inside: One year in college basketball.
Excellent chronicle of the 1987-88 college basketball season. Feinstein, a Duke graduate, take us into team meetings and arenas across the country in the ACC, Big East, SEC and CAA. Good overview of the coaches, players, officials, fans and the media's varying personalities. New York: Villard Books, 1988. ISBN 0-394-56891-5
Glenn, Dave (Ed.). Carolina Court: Inside Tar Heel Basketball '92.
Review of Carolina's 1990-91 season and preview of the 1991-92 campaign. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Village Sports, 1992. ISBN 1-880123-01-0
Golenbock, Peter. Person Fouls: The Broken Promises and Shattered Dreams of Big Money Basketball at Jim Valvano's N.C. State.
Detailed expose using many unnamed sources who implicate the entire N.C. State coaching staff of academic fraud, recruiting violations and a general lack of institutional control. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1989. ISBN 0-88184-526-4
Green, Ron. From Tobacco Road to Amen Corner: On Sports and Life.
Award winning Charlotte Observer columnist compiles his greatest articles on Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Football, Boxing, Racing, Pool and Politics. Covers some of the outstanding sports heroes in North Carolina. A superb collection of columns. Asheboro, N.C.: Down Home Press, 1990. ISBN 0-9624255-9-1
Grundy, Pamela, (Ed.). The Most Democratic Sport: Basketball and Culture in the Central Piedmont: 1893-1994.
Monograph that covers basketball and culture in the central Piedmont from 1893-1994. Nostalgic look at basketball's origins in the Carolinas (3 on 3, intramural, college) from Rock Hill, S.C. to Statesville, N.C.. Superb exhibit and review of basketball and it's impact on culture. Charlotte, N.C.: Museum of the New South Inc., 1994. ISBN 0-9640482-3-X
Gutman, Bill. The Making of a Basketball Superstar: Pistol Pete Maravich.
Author tells the story of Maravich reverently in this account of his life with his equally famous father, Press, his LSU career and the early years as a pro with the Atlanta Hawks. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1972. ISBN 0-448-01973-6
Herbert, M. Michael Jordan: The Bull's Air Power.
An excellent children's book about the former Tar Heel basketball star. Chicago, Ill.: Children's Press, 1987. ISBN 0-516-04362-5
Holstrom, Steve. The ACC Companion.
Traveler's guide to each ACC school. Includes stadium diagrams, a campus map, eating establishments and lodging. Dated, but an excellent overview of the ACC members. Carrboro, N.C.: Laser Press, 1987.
Holstrom, Steve. Carolina Corporation: Inside Dean Smith and the Tar Heels. Dallas: Taylor Publishing, 1988.
Hurley, Bob and Phil Pepe. Divided Loyalties: The Diary of a Basketball Father.
Bob Hurley, Sr. takes the reader back to the 1992 East Regional Semifinal where his sons Bobby and Danny squared off for Duke and Seton Hall respectively. What follows is an autobiography of how Hurley built tiny St. Anthony's High into a college recruiter's feeding ground. New York: Kensington Publishing, 1993. ISBN 0-8217-4391-0
Jacobs, Barry. Three Paths to Glory: A season on the hardwood with Duke, N.C. State and Carolina.
This book chronicles the 1992-93 season of the three ACC schools all located within a 28 mile radius. Insight to the coaches, players, and persona of the teams. A superb, well-written book. Essential for basketball historians in North Carolina. New York: McMillen Publishing Co., 1993. LOC: 93-27218
Jacobs, Barry and Ron Morris. A Fan's Guide to ACC Basketball (Series) . 1985, 1987-91 volumes.
Annual preview of the 1985 basketball season including player profiles, team records and statistics. A good example of one in the series. Excellent statistics. Durham, N.C.: Full Court Press, 1985. ISBN 0-89-299-7
Jordan, Michael. I Can't Accept Not Trying: Michael Jordan on the Pursuit of Excellence.
The principles and pundits by which the world's greatest basketball player masters self-discipline and leadership. San Francisco, Calif.: Harper Collins, 1994. ISBN 0-06-251190-4
Landwehr, Hazel. Home Court: Fifty Years of Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Larson, Melissa. The Final Four. New York: The Mallard Press, 1991.
Numerous color and black and white photographs from 1939-90 with brief yearly summaries highlighting the tournament's best coaches and players. Includes a two page tournament records section. It is of interest to basketball fans because of the frequent appearance of North Carolina teams. Durham: Phoenix Communications, 1989. ISBN 0-792-45337-9
Lea, Bruce ed. The Winning Tradition: A Pictorial History of Carolina Basketball.
Abundant pictures comprise this history of Carolina Basketball from 1911-78. Superb pictures with excellent captions. A must for basketball historians in North Carolina. Charlotte, N.C.: The Delmar Company, 1979. LOC 79-64646
Locke, Tates, and B. Ibach. Caught in the Net.
An autobiography of the career of college basketball coach Tates Locke which provides insight into American intercollegiate basketball. Examines the period during which Locke was coach at Clemson University and provides details on recruiting practices used to acquire specific players. Discusses the NCAA investigation and the subsequent resignation of Locke. West Point, N.J.: Leisure Press, 1982. ISBN 0-880110449
Lucas, John and Joseph Moriarity. Winning a Day at a Time.
The Durham, N.C., native opens his autobiography with his final nights on the street addicted to cocaine and alcohol. Recounts his purchase of a halfway house, the Miami Tropics basketball team and ultimately his success with the San Antonio Spurs. Center City, Minn.: Hazelden Foundation, 1994. ISBN 1-56838-028-3
Maravich, Pete and Darrel Campbell. Pistol Pete: Heir to a Dream.
Maravich describes his fame on the court (holds three NCAA records for points scored), his exploits off (alcohol, mother's illness) and the pressure of living up to his father, Press', expectations. Pete played high school basketball in N.C., while his father coached at N.C. State. Nashville, Tenn.: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1987. ISBN 0-8407-7609-8
Martin, G.L. Michael Jordan, Gentleman Superstar.
An excellent book on the former Tar Heel and current Chicago Bulls superstar. Written for children. Published in North Carolina. Greensboro, N.C.: Tudor Publishers, 1987. ISBN 0-936389-02-8
McDowell, Robert and Ann George, ed. Jim Valvano's Guide to Great Eating.
The former N.C. State basketball coach compiles his best (largely Italian) recipes. Also features suggested four course meals (and their recipes) from the Triangle's finest restaurants. Cary, N.C.: JTV Enterprises, 1984. LOC 84-62587
McGuire, Frank. Defensive Basketball.
Accompanies "Offensive Basketball" by the same author. Topics include individual and team man-to-man defense, zone defense, the full-court press, jump ball and out of bounds plays. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1959. LOC 59-11761
McGuire, Frank. Offensive Basketball.
An accompaniment to "Defensive Basketball." Emphasizes individual mechanics including footwork, speed and vision while focusing on the key ingredients of the 1957 UNC National Championship team. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1958. LOC 58-14410
McGuire, Frank. Team Basketball: Offense and Defense.
Written by the former North Carolina head coach while coaching at South Carolina. Begins with a discussion of McGuire's personal coaching philosophy, and develops different offenses to combat man-to-man defenses. Includes play diagrams and a ending chapter dealing with game organization, strategy and scouting. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1966. LOC 66-28119
McKiney, Bones, and Garland Atkins. Don't Buy Me Any Green Bananas.
Bones again at his best. His vintage years are recorded in a humorous style as always. Gastonia, N.C.: Garland Publications, 1995.
McKiney, Bones and Garland Atkins. Bones: Honk Your Horn If You Love Basketball.
Chronicles the lives and times of the Wake Forest basketball coaching legend. Includes a foreword from Billy Packer. A must for any lover of basketball in North Carolina. Greensboro, N.C.: Garland Publishers, 1988.
Mitchell, Tucker. Hornets Never Lie: and other tales from Charlotte's first NBA season.
Comprehensive look at the Hornets from their inception as an idea in the head of owner George Shinn through the 1988-89 season. Includes boxscores from all 82 games. Asheboro, N.C.: Down Home Press, 1989. ISBN 0-9624255-0-8
Morris, Ron. ACC Basketball: An Illustrated History.
Covers ACC Basketball decade-by-decade from Everett Case in the 50's, Vic Bubas in the 60's, David Thompson in the 70's and Dean Smith in the 80's. Features many pictures and a comprehensive records section. A must for ACC basketball aficionados. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Four Corners Press, 1988. ISBN 0-9609548-9-9
Morton, Hugh and Edward L. Rankin. Making a Difference in North Carolina.
Complete biography of contributors to N.C. in the sports, politics and entertainment industries. Specific sport greats in basketball, football, etc. are featured. Raleigh, N.C.: Lightworks, 1988. ISBN 0-942399-06-4
Mumau, Thad. The Dean Smith Story: More Than A Coach.
The first of two editions. Appendix of all of Smith's graduates from 1962-79. The early years, the glory years and the Smith blueprint are covered. Huntsville, Ala.: Strode Publishing, 1980. LOC 87397-166-3
Mumau, Thad. Dean Smith: A Biography.
Chronicle of Coach Smith's career beginning with the opening of the Smith Center in 1986. Traces his childhood with recollections from friends, co-workers and former players. Maps his personal philosophy and blueprint for on and off the court success. Author is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. Winston-Salem, N.C.: John F. Blair, 1990. ISBN 0-89587-080-0
Naughton, Jim. Taking to the Air: The Rise of Michael Jordan.
In-depth profile of Jordan focusing on how he deals with being a role model for young people and the decision making process in his family. New York: Warner Books, 1992. ISBN 0-446-51629-5
Neal, Patsy and Thomas Tutko. Coaching Girls and Women: Psychological Perspectives.
Developing an understanding of the woman athlete and coach written by a former All-American basketball player and Brevard College coach along with a sport psychologist. Boston, Mass.: Allyn and Bacon, 1975. ISBN 0-205-04693-2
Packer, Billy. 50 Years of the Final Four.
Box scores from 1939-1987. Excellent anecdotal/historical overview of the great games, players and coaches. Packer interviews Crum, Smith, Thompson, Knight and others. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing, 1987. ISBN 0-878333-592-7
Packer, Billy. College Basketball's 25 Greatest Teams.
Former Wake Forest player and TV basketball commentator selects the 25 greatest teams. Some choices are standard ones and all are well known to basketball fans. St. Louis, Mo.: Sporting News Book Publishing, 1989. ISBN 0-89204-314-8
Packer, Billy. Golden Moments of the Final Four.
Packer gives an up-close and personal look at some of the highlights of the Final Fours. Done in the Packer style, it is a good reflection book with superb interviews included. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company, 1989.
Packer, Billy. Hoops!: Confessions of a College Basketball Analyst.
CBS Sports basketball guru Billy Packer presents a sincere, yet cynical perspective on the college game. Packer, a Wake Forest graduate, also devotes chapters to the game's great rivalries, his own adversary Al McGuire and his college coach, Bones McKiney. The noted announcer puts it in writing. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1986. ISBN 0-8092-5304-6
Parker, Roy. The Final Four: The Mob Will Stop at Nothing to Fix the NCAA's Premier Showcase.
The author, a UNC-CH graduate, poses a hypothetical situation: University of Charlotte promoter Troy Burton is forced to choose between keeping quiet about a point fixing scandal and risking his school's reputation by reporting the indiscretions. The novel climaxes at the Final Four in the Louisiana Superdome. Topeka, Kan.: Baranski Publishing Corp., 1981. ISBN 0-941974-00-6
Pluto, Terry. Loose Balls.
Contains stories about UNC graduates Larry Brown and Doug Moe as well as sportscaster Bob Costas, Hall of Famer Julius Erving and other pioneers of the ABA; long considered a step child to its NBA brethren. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990. ISBN 0-671-74921-8
Rappoport, Ken. Tar Heel: North Carolina Basketball. Huntsville, Ala.: Strode Publishing, 1979. ISBN 0-873971332
Sather, Sally. Images of Excellence: Carolina Basketball.
Excellent pictorial spanning the eighties. The author has photographed every Carolina home game since 1976. A superb series of Carolina basketball photographs. Hillsborough, N.C.: Menasha Ridge Press, 1987. ISBN 0-89732-063-8
Sloan, Norm and Larry Guest. Confessions of a Coach: A Revealing Tour of College Basketball's Backstage.
The former N.C. State and Florida coach writes candidly about the recruiting pressures facing Div. I-A college basketball coaches. Describes his forced resignation in Gainesville and his dealings with the NCAA. Includes comments about the NCAA which are of interest to sports fans. Nashville, Tenn.: Rutledge Hill Press, 1991. ISBN 1-55853-129-7
Smith, C. Fraser. Lenny, Lefty and the Chancellor: The Len Bias Tragedy and the Search for Reform in Big-Time College Basketball.
Account of the Len Bias tragedy and how it ultimately brought the entire Maryland Athletic Dept. to the mercy of the NCAA. Praises Chancellor John Slaughter for his handling of the situation. Baltimore: The Bancroft Press, 1992. ISBN 0-9631246-0-9
Smith, Dean. Basketball: Multiple Offense and Defense. Edited by Bob Savod.
Former Air Force Coach Bob Spear contributes a chapter on the Shuffle Offense. A detailed breakdown of Smith's four corner offense and run and jump defense is included. Also includes an appendix of lettermen under Smith. Bob Knight calls it one of the most intelligent, best organized books ever written on college basketball. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1982. ISBN 0-13-072090-9
Staff, The Charlotte Observer. Bee-lieve it! The Charlotte Hornets' Drive to the NBA Playoffs.
Heroics and headlines of the Charlotte Hornets' efforts to reach the NBA playoffs. Kansas City, Mo.: Andrews and McMeel, 1993. ISBN 0-8362-8045-8
Stern, Robert. They Were Number One: A History of the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
Recounts every game played from 1939-1982 with a perspective on rule changes and the influence of television rights. Final chapter covers Dean Smith's first national championship at UNC. New York: Leisure Press/Human Kinetics, 1983. ISBN 0-88011-122-4
Taylor, Cricket (designer). Commitment to Excellence: The Dean E. Smith Center.
Commemorative pictorial given to donors of to the $32 million dollar Smith Center. Features pictures of the construction phase, office space and use of the venues for basketball and concerts. A limited edition item. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Four Corner's Press, 1986.
Tucker, M. Hornets Never Lie and Other Tales from Charlotte's First NBA Season.
Traces the beginning and hopes of the Charlottes Hornets professional basketball team. Asheboro, N.C.: Down Home Press, 1989. ISBN 0-9624255-0-8
Valvano, Jim and Curry Kirkpatrick. Valvano: They Gave Me a Lifetime Contract, and Then They Declared Me Dead.
Biography of the late Jim Valvano, whose first chapter begins with an off-beat account of his last day as head coach at N.C. State. Recounts his coaching stops at Johns Hopkins, Iona and the 1983 national championship with the Wolfpack. Speaks candidly of his last year, which was riddled by the turmoil of a point shaving scandal and subsequent state and NCAA investigations. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. ISBN 0-671-73253-6
Webb, Spud with Reid Slaughter. Flying High.
Webb, the former N.C. State standout, discusses his difficulties trying to succeed at 5'3" in the giants' world of the NBA. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.
Wellman, Manly Wade. Fast Break Five.
Juvenile story about basketball and a team's attempt to win the playoffs and go to the top. A sports story dealing with basketball. The author, who resided in Chapel Hill, was a prolific writer on many topics. New York: Ive's Washburn Inc., 1971. LOC 73-14-4024
Wielgus, C. The In-Your-Face Basketball Book.
Covers some North Carolina basketball and playground leagues. New York: Everest House, 1980.
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