Good Man: The Pete Newell Story

Good Man: The Pete Newell Story

by Bruce Jenkins
     
 

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Pete Newell won the 1949 National Invitation Tournament and the 1959 NCAA championship, and coached the 1960 Olympic team. Through scouting, consulting, and his famous Big Man's Camp, he remains a vital force in the game. Beyond the accomplishments, his story includes valuable life lessons. See more details below

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Pete Newell won the 1949 National Invitation Tournament and the 1959 NCAA championship, and coached the 1960 Olympic team. Through scouting, consulting, and his famous Big Man's Camp, he remains a vital force in the game. Beyond the accomplishments, his story includes valuable life lessons.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times

“The Pete Newell story, told with great detail and affection by Bruce Jenkins, is a portrayal of a great man who just happens to be a basketball lifer. It is about a coach from a much simpler time whose wisdom is as contemporary as it is old. . . . Get to know Pete Newell. He truly has had an amazing life.”—Mike Wise, New York Times

— Mike Wise

Sports Illustrated

“Every fan of hoops and hoops history should get this book.”—Jack McCallum, Sports Illustrated

— Jack McCallum

Chicago Tribune

“Enlightening and interesting on every page. . . . [Newell] has a wonderful basketball mind, and his story has been told by a wonderful writer.”—Dan McGrath, Chicago Tribune

— Dan McGrath

Boston Globe

“James Naismith invented basketball. He did so in order that Pete Newell would come along a few years later to perfect it. Newell operates what is called a ’Big Man’s Camp’ each year, but the biggest man of all runs it. Count me among the embarrassed legions who only now realize that the greatest unwritten story in basketball was Pete Newell’s. Thanks to Bruce Jenkins, it is unwritten no longer.”—Bob Ryan, Boston Globe

— Bob Ryan

Los Angeles Times

“An insightful look at one of the game’s most renowned coaches.”—Mal Florence, Los Angeles Times

— Mal Florence

Oakland Tribune

“Pete Newell is a basketball treasure, the game’s guru, and he is needed now more than ever to educate a fundamentally deficient generation of basketball players. Bruce Jenkins has captured the man and the coach perfectly.”—Dave Newhouse, Oakland Tribune

— Dave Newhouse

New York Times - Mike Wise
“The Pete Newell story, told with great detail and affection by Bruce Jenkins, is a portrayal of a great man who just happens to be a basketball lifer. It is about a coach from a much simpler time whose wisdom is as contemporary as it is old. . . . Get to know Pete Newell. He truly has had an amazing life.”—Mike Wise, New York Times
Sports Illustrated - Jack McCallum
“Every fan of hoops and hoops history should get this book.”—Jack McCallum, Sports Illustrated
Chicago Tribune - Dan McGrath
“Enlightening and interesting on every page. . . . [Newell] has a wonderful basketball mind, and his story has been told by a wonderful writer.”—Dan McGrath, Chicago Tribune
Boston Globe - Bob Ryan
“James Naismith invented basketball. He did so in order that Pete Newell would come along a few years later to perfect it. Newell operates what is called a 'Big Man's Camp' each year, but the biggest man of all runs it. Count me among the embarrassed legions who only now realize that the greatest unwritten story in basketball was Pete Newell’s. Thanks to Bruce Jenkins, it is unwritten no longer.”—Bob Ryan, Boston Globe
Los Angeles Times - Mal Florence
“An insightful look at one of the game’s most renowned coaches.”—Mal Florence, Los Angeles Times
Oakland Tribune - Dave Newhouse
“Pete Newell is a basketball treasure, the game’s guru, and he is needed now more than ever to educate a fundamentally deficient generation of basketball players. Bruce Jenkins has captured the man and the coach perfectly.”—Dave Newhouse, Oakland Tribune

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583940020
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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