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In Color Him Orange: The Jim Boeheim Story, award-winning sports columnist and best-selling author Scott Pitoniak identifies the sources of Basketball Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim's fierce competitive drive and loyalty to Syracuse. The book also examines the people who shaped Boeheim as a person and a coach, the great players he has coached, and his incredible devotion to raising money in hopes of eradicating cancer—which claimed both of his parents' lives, and has also ...
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In Color Him Orange: The Jim Boeheim Story, award-winning sports columnist and best-selling author Scott Pitoniak identifies the sources of Basketball Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim's fierce competitive drive and loyalty to Syracuse. The book also examines the people who shaped Boeheim as a person and a coach, the great players he has coached, and his incredible devotion to raising money in hopes of eradicating cancer—which claimed both of his parents' lives, and has also victimized Boeheim himself.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781600785177
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Pitoniak, a native of Rome, New York, and a magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University, has received more than 100 journalism awards. He has been named one of the top columnists in the nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors and is the author of 10 books, including The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Buffalo Bills.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 Putting Down Roots in Upstate New York 1

Chapter 2 Like Father, Like Son 7

Chapter 3 The Making of a High School Hoops Hero 15

Chapter 4 Becoming an Orange Man 35

Chapter 5 Landing His Dream Job 57

Chapter 6 The Louie & Bouie Show 79

Chapter 7 Discovering a Gem in Pearl 91

Chapter 8 A Dagger in the Heart 119

Chapter 9 From Peaks to Valleys 137

Chapter 10 A Major Change in Perception 157

Chapter 11 Finding True Love 173

Chapter 12 Winning the Big One 189

Chapter 13 A Call from the Hall 207

Chapter 14 Chalking Up More Milestones 221

Epilogue 235

Appendix: Statistics, Records, and Miscellany from Jim Boeheim's Career 249

Index 261

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