Our Game: The Story of New England Basketball

Overview

The game of basketball was invented in New England and it's also where it came of age. In small gyms and big arenas, in city playgrounds and rugged field houses, the game took on a shape and a culture long before the NBA, long before television, long before it became the game we've come to know today. In Our Game, The Story of New England Basketball, acclaimed author Bill Reynolds recounts this history beautifully. Reynolds tells how one sport came to capture so many hearts in a relatively short period of time. ...

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Overview

The game of basketball was invented in New England and it's also where it came of age. In small gyms and big arenas, in city playgrounds and rugged field houses, the game took on a shape and a culture long before the NBA, long before television, long before it became the game we've come to know today. In Our Game, The Story of New England Basketball, acclaimed author Bill Reynolds recounts this history beautifully. Reynolds tells how one sport came to capture so many hearts in a relatively short period of time. All of the wonderful memories, stories and people that helped to shape the game in New England over the last 115 years find their place in Our Game, from summer leagues and playground stars to the famed Bob Cousy, himself.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977624003
  • Publisher: Hall of Fame Press
  • Publication date: 4/7/2007
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 10.04 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Reynolds has won numerous awards for his columns in The Providence Journal. He is the author of several books, including Fall River Dreams, Glory Days, Lost Summer, Cousy and the best-selling Success is a Choice with Rick Pitino.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     ix
Introduction     xiii
A New Game     1
The Old Gazazza     13
A Holy Crusade     28
The Right Coach     41
A Whirlwind Adventure     57
A Basketball Utopia     72
God Must Be a Dominican     80
Changing Times     91
Cinderella Never Worked this Hard     105
As High as the Moon     121
Still Our Game     132
Epilogue     144
Inductee List: New England Basketball Hall of Fame     145
Afterword     149
Photo Credits     152
Index     155
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