RARE FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF BOBBY KNIGHT'S PRIVATELY PRINTED BOOKLETS OF BASKETBALL TECHNIQUES: LET'S GET A GOOD SHOT, 1969, BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY HIM
KNIGHT, Bobby. Let's Get a Good Shot. Walden, New York: Robert M. Knight, 1969. Slim quarto, staple-bound as issued, original pictorial beige paper wrappers; pp. 29.
First edition of Bobby Knight's second book, focusing on—and extensively diagraming—the best ways to get a good shot at the basket, boldly inscribed in blue sharpie on the front wrapper: "Best wishes Lou, Bob Knight."
"Like any other coach, Knight was fired up for his debut [as head coach of Army], but no one got fired up quite the way he did. He not only preached patience and ball movement, he gave his players a pamphlet called Let's Get a Good Shot. On the cover was a drawing of a player standing on a ladder, holding the ball with two hands and carefully placing it into the basket" (Delsohn & Heisler, 46). While Knight's first game was a loss against Princeton, then nearly unbeatable, the strategies and techniques he put forward in Let's Get a Good Shot have stood the test of time and continue to be used even today. Early price and initials in pen on verso of front wrapper.
Interior generally fine, a few spots of soiling to wrapper, faint crease. A near-fine copy.