Best-selling author Mike Huff has coached basketball for 25 years. He has played basketball at the college and international levels, and his college, high school, and basketball camp coaching adventures have taken him around the United States as well as to Australia, Germany Great Britain, and Canada.

Mike also spent 14 years working at Duke University Medical Center, including seven years as Coordinator of Sports Performance at the Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Lab (K-Lab), where he conducted fitness testing for Duke’s men’s and women’s basketball programs and many other Duke teams. Mike is a teacher and high school basketball coach in Durham, North Carolina.

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“Mike Huff addresses a serious issue in the basketball culture changing from an emphasis on the team to an increased focus on the individual. He calls coaches to lead the way in returning the focus where it belongs, which is on the team first. Teamwork: Rediscovering the Essence of Basketball will help any coach who is interested in teaching the game of basketball and important life lessons through basketball.”
– Mike Kryzyzewski, Head Coach, Duke University Basketball


Basketball was originally designed to be a team game, but today’s players are growing up in a culture that focuses on the individual. In Teamwork, Mike Huff calls coaches and athletes to return to basketball’s essence, by focusing on The 7 Essentials of Teamwork:

  • communication
  • leadership
  • humility
  • roles
  • team spirit
  • a winning attitude
  • collective responsibility

The lessons in this book will enable coaches to teach life lessons that help players become winners on and off the court.

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