Players and Pretenders: The Basketball Team That Couldn't Shoot Straight
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Beschreibung"Players and Pretenders" tells the story of the flip side of basketball's "March Madness," where the game is played by average players for love, not for money. At the end of the 1970s at Bard College, where there was no pretense of institutional support, Charley Rosen gathered his hoops hopefuls and put together a basketball season whose impact reached far beyond the court. Writing with a humorous touch, Rosen details the Running Red Devils' season, simultaneously examining the lives of those who made it so memorable and providing a glimpse of how the team members existed off the courts as both players and pretenders. His book playfully depicts the 1979-80 basketball season at Bard College and the "sports for fun" side of the game.
PortraitCharley Rosen is the author of thirteen sports books, including the novel "The House of Moses All-Stars," plus "The Pivotal Season: How the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers Changed the NBA" and "The Wizard of Odds: How Jack Molinas Almost Destroyed the Game of Basketball." Rosen is currently an NBA analyst for FOXSports.com.
Pressestimmen"This book, recounting his year (1979-1980) as a coach, is a funny, tender Zen and the Art of Basketball Losing. . . . Every [player] becomes an extraordinary character in Rosen's hands. He is a delightful writer, and for anyone who has ever tried to toss a basketball through a hoop, this book about a bunch of losers (season record: 1-16) is better than 20 nights in front of a TV set watching Doctor J slam-dunk his way through the NBA schedule."-People
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF NEBRASKA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2007
Seitenanzahl: 326 Seiten