Duke Basketball Books
The Encyclopedia of Duke Basketball
by John Roth
The Encyclopedia of Duke Basketball is the ultimate reference source for true-blue fans, with profiles of great games, classic finishes (both wins and losses), and compelling personalities, including players, coaches, and opponents. While it is filled with a wealth of statistical information, the Encyclopedia goes well beyond the numerical record to deliver insights on people and performances and anecdotes that will surprise even the most seasoned Duke supporter.
Hardcover: 438 pages
Publisher: Duke University Press (September 2006)
Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.8 x 1.2 inches
100 Seasons of Duke Basketball: A Legacy of Achievement
by Bill Brill, Mike Krzyzewski
No college in America has dominated the basketball scene over the past 20 years like Duke has. The Blue Devils have been to 10 Final Fours under Coach Mike Krzyzewski, winning the national championship three times. They played in five consecutive Final Fours and for four consecutive years finished the season ranked number one in the country. Duke won five consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference championships through 2003, and since 1986, the Blue Devils have had six national players of the year. No other school has had more than one. As Duke enters its 100th season of basketball, it will be the 25th year for Hall of Fame coach Krzyzewski. He has been honored 12 times as national Coach of the Year and is acknowledged as the top man in his profession.
From the first game in 1906 through yet another Final Four appearance following the 2003-04 season, 100 Years of Duke Basketball provides fans with an insider’s look at Duke basketball and the people who have made it a national legend.
Hardcover: 200 pages
Publisher: Sports Publishing (November, 2004)
A Season Is a Lifetime: The Inside Story of the Duke Blue Devils and Their Championship Seasons
by Bill Brill and Mike Krzyzewski
Duke University’s basketball team won the national championship in both 1991 and 1992, an amazing feat, since winners of the NCAA tournament virtually never repeat. After a brief recap of the 1991 tourney, with special attention to the Blue Devils’ defeat of University of Nevada at Las Vegas, considered one of the best teams of all time, Brill, past president of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, concentrates on the 1992 season. His strength lies in analyzing the personalities of coach Krzyzewski and of the players, and showing the interaction among them. His focus is on the two main cogs: Christian Laettner, one of Duke’s top sports heroes, and Bobby Hurley, the small point guard from New Jersey who served as the field general. And he shows coach Krzyzewski as a master psychologist, smoothing ruffled feathers and massaging wounded egos. An excellent sports analysis.
Hardcover: 270 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (January 1993)
Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 8.8 inches
Back to Back
by Bill Brill
Paperback: 115 pages
Publisher: Duke University Press (September 1992)
Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 9 x 0.4 inches