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10/27/2010 07:47 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

2010 NBA Season Begins: 7 Big Books By Basketball's Greatest Coaches (PHOTOS)

Last night, the 2010 NBA season began with the Miami Heat versus the Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns versus the Portland Trailblazers, and the Houston Rockets versus the Los Angeles Lakers. Now that the professional basketball season is in full swing, we thought the time was ripe to reflect on some of the sport's best books.

Although the egos and outspoken personalities of the league's stars might make for good TV shows, the wisdom required by the NBA's coaches often makes for excellent books. From Phil Jackson to Red Auerbach, coaches have shared great insight into success in both sport and life.

Here are 7 of the best books by basketball coaches. But what did we leave out? What other books by basketball coaches are worth reading?

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