Forever's Team [NOOK Book]

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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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Overview

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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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307800923
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/5/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 375
  • Sales rank: 379,166
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Great Book

    I recomend it to all basketball junkies

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2001

    Inside Information into Duke basketball

    Fienstien allows us to go inside to one of the great cinderella stories of 1978. You dont have to be an avid fan of college basketball to enjoy this book.It's inspirational

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