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Posted September 18, 2008
What a fantastic book!
If you're looking for memorabilia from Kansas' 2008 NCAA Basketball Championship, you won't find anything better than 'Kansas Jayhawks: A Year to Remember.' Former Kansas City Star beat writer Jason King did a phenomenal job to get this thing out just six weeks after the end of the season. Most of the other commemorative books are 'picture' books with very little substance and depth. King's book, however, features lengthy interviews with each and every one of the 17 players on KU's roster - everyone from Rush to Witherspoon - along with all seven coaches. Each offers up some great behind the scenes stuff about the season as well as their individual careers. King also interviewed about 30 other people with interesting stories to tell: Bill Self's wife, referee Ed Hightower, JaRon Rush, Larry Brown, Drew Gooden, Max Falkenstien, Danni Boatwright Lew Perkins and R.C. Buford, just to name a few. Hell, he even talked to the team barber and caterer and fans who were on Mass St. the night of the big win. There's also a 'media' section that has contributions from some pretty big names such as Vitale, Fraschilla, Bilas, Posnanski, etc. The final section features reprints of King's best feature stories about the team. Bottom line: You won't find a better gift for a friend or family member - or for yourself.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 12, 2009
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