What do You do as a Famous Former Basketball Player and Present Coach in Your Spare Time? Invent!
by Andrew R. Spriegel
February 27, 2011
Henry has numerous patents and his most recent product is the a new training basketball, the Dribblepro.
Henry while at UCLA knew how important dribbling was as the captain and the starting point guard (the play maker and “the ball-handler”) for the UCLA Bruins to three NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championships.
In Bibby’s rookie year of 1973, his New York Knicks won the NBA title
Coach Henry Bibby
“Dribblepro is the must-have basketball training tool for all levels to help improve dribbling skills – including ball control, speed and footwork – in order to become a more complete ball-handler,” said Bibby, the inventor of Dribblepro.
The Dribblepro utilizes four uniquely shaped, strategically positioned, integrated deflection points that randomly cause the ball to bounce at 15 to 20 degree angle. They are positioned in such a way that the ball will have regular bounces combined with erratic yet controllable bounces. Also, the deflection points protrude just enough to remind its users to use their fingertips to bounce the ball and not their palm.
The durable indoor/outdoor pro-constructed synthetic leather ball has been endorsed by young and old, pros and non-pros, including some of the biggest names in basketball.
“Henry has clearly proven that he knows how to improve your game,” NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton said. “There’s no finer teacher or better human being to teach you how to be a better dribbler than Henry Bibby. Take control of everything in your control. I highly recommend Dribblepro for anyone who wants to get better at the game of life.
“After playing for the USA team this summer I recognized I needed to work on my ball-handling skills, added Memphis Grizzlies rising star Rudy Gay, a gold medalist on Team USA at the 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey. “Coach Bibby said he invented a training tool that would help take my game to another level, and that was the Dribblepro. After working with the Dribblepro for a week I felt more
comfortable than ever with my ball handling skills. I recommend players of all ages rush out and get a Dribblepro ball to get their game to its best.”
About Henry Bibby With nearly 40 years of collegiate and professional basketball experience as both a player and coach, Henry
Bibby boasts a unique track record of success and has won six championships overall, as a player and coach. The Franklinton, N.C. native played three seasons (1969-72) at UCLA under legendary head coach John Wooden, where he was the starting point guard on three NCAA title teams and played a role in helping the Bruins win an NCAA record 88 consecutive games.
Bibby, a nine-year NBA veteran as a player with the New York Knicks, New Orleans Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers and San Diego Clippers, Bibby won an NBA championship with the Knicks as a rookie in 1973. That team featured eight future Hall-of-Famers, including Bill Bradley, Dave DeBusschere, Walt Frazier, Red Holzman, Phil Jackson, Jerry Lucas, Earl Monroe and Willis Reed. Currently an assistant coach with the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, Bibby’s extensive coaching resume includes stints in the WNBA, CBA, USBL, IBA, Venezuela and Puerto Rico.