Forever's Team

Forever's Team

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by John Feinstein
     
 

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The coaches and players of Duke University's 1977-78 team, who ended an otherwise successful season with their NCAA championship loss to Kentucky, are traced from their time on the squad to their present occupations.


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The coaches and players of Duke University's 1977-78 team, who ended an otherwise successful season with their NCAA championship loss to Kentucky, are traced from their time on the squad to their present occupations.


From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The author of A Season on the Brink and A Season Inside here turns his talents to composing a basketball version of The Boys of Summer , based on the Duke team of 1977-1978, which lost the NCAA championship to Kentucky. The team was unusual in that most of the players were freshmen and sophomores, with only one senior on the squad; further, they all played the sport for the fun of it, developing a wonderful sense of camaraderie as they did so. A decade later, their coach is at Northwestern, having survived a heart attack; one of the assistant coaches is head coach at Rutgers; another has left coaching. Of the players, three are lawyers, two are in the computer business, one is a minister and one is a star in the NBA, while some of the others have had professional and medical problems. Granted the dubious premise that this almost-winning team is a reasonable subject for a book, this is a good study of boys becoming men. BOMC alternate. (Jan.)
School Library Journal
YA-- Members of the Duke University basketball team of 1977-78 were recruited, entered Duke, and, after extraordinary success as a team, they parted. Many have faced personal adversity, however, and their special camaraderie lives on. This is their story, told by a former newspaper sports writer in a crisp, journalistic style. Young adult readers are sure to identify with the recruitment and decision process shared by many college-bound students. The importance of sports is put in perspective by the view of the jocks' after-college life. A wide audience will enjoy this book. --Carolyn Henebry, Harris County Public Library, Houston

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307800923
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/05/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
375
Sales rank:
621,358
File size:
3 MB

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