My entire life has been all about BASKETBALL! Although my playing career never reached the levels that I had hoped for and despite several knee injuries, I was still able to play semi-professionally in Europe. But the knowledge and experiences I gathered through the years made it possible for me to turn my life’s passion into my profession.
Working 18 years in the NBA, my job has taken me all over the world, including Africa, South America, Russia, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Japan & China. Between scouting the globe and teaching fundamentals on the floor, I live basketball 365 days a year, keeping abreast of anything and everything happening in the world of hoops.
As a player development coach, I have worked with over 100 NBA and overseas professional players. Specializing in Shooting Technique, in February 2011, I released my first instructional basketball book “Shoot like the Pros: the Road to a Successful Shooting Technique”, with foreword by Jerry West, which is considered by many coaches to be the best book on the art of shooting ever written. My new book "Mastering the Art of Free Throw Shooting" is the first book ever to address in depth the most unique and complicated shot in the game of basketball.
As I humbly pursue my goal of truly mastering the art of shooting and perfecting my skills as both a teacher and shooter, at this time I am hitting a solid 98.5% from the free throw line and 90% from 3p range during my daily routine practice sessions.... The Dream just never ends...
BOOK: Shoot like the Pros
Shooting is the most important fundamental skill in basketball, but despite being the skill players are the most willing to practice, shooting technique is perhaps the least-taught fundamental of the game. In addition, there are very few instructional basketball books dedicated exclusively to shooting. Shoot Like the Pros is perhaps the most detailed analysis of shooting mechanics, covering every aspect of shooting, ever published. Divided into seven sections, it covers shooting mechanics, the mental aspects of shooting, free throws, game situations, strength and conditioning, teaching methods, and finally workout drills for advanced levels. Including tips from some of the NBA's biggest stars, this is a book that will give both players and coaches at all levels proper direction on how to improve shooting technique.
NEW BOOK! Mastering the Art of Free Throw Shooting
After the success of SHOOT LIKE THE PROS: The Road to a Successful Shooting Technique, described as “the best book on shooting that I have ever read” by Phil Jackson, Charlotte Hornets Director of Global Scouting Adam Filippi presents his new book: Mastering the Art of Free Throw Shooting.
This is the first instructional book ever written to address, in depth, the most unique and complicated shot in the game of basketball: the free throw. Filippi guides both players and coaches through all aspects of the shot in order to understand what it takes to become a master free throw shooter.
Mastering the Art of Free Throw Shooting covers the shooting concepts and techniques Adam has developed and adopted through years of research, observation, analysis, experimentation and practice. The book includes historical facts, proper mechanics, shooting rhythm, the mental approach, free throw routine, teaching methods, drills and more. In addition, Euroleague legend Carlton Myers is featured in the book’s instructional photographs.