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Sports Resource Guide

A guide to sources for sports research at Princeton University.

Basketball Biographies

Porter, David. L., ed.
Basketball: A Biographical Dictionary
New York: Greenwood Press, 2005.
Location:  Firestone Library Non Circulating (FNC)
Call Number: GV884.A1 B37 2005
Includes 557 biographies. Covers primarily USA basketball players, coaches, or executives with impressive statistical records who have made a major impact on basketball.

Porter, David L., ed.
Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Basketball and Other Indoor Sports
New York: Greenwood Press, 1989. Location: Firestone Library Non Circulating (FNC)
Call Number: GV697.A1 B494 1989
Including more than 550 biographies, this dictionary includes notable American amateur and professional men and women athletes participating in basketball, bowling, boxing, diving, ice hockey, figure skating, gymnastics, and other indoor sports who have influenced the development of their sport. Supplements for 1989-1992 and 1992-1995 can be found on the Biographies page.

Taragano, Martin
Basketball Biographies: 434 U.S. Players, Coaches and Contributors to the Game, 1891-1990.
Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 1991.
Location: RECAP
Call Number:GV884.A1 T37 1991

General Biographical Resources

For biographies of individuals, search the Catalog using the Subject Heading: Basketball players- United States