Playing for Knight: My Six Seasons with Coach Knight

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Alford, former Indiana University basketball player, and Garrity, South Bend (Ind.) Tribune sportswriter, here present a retrospective of Alford's IU basketball career, which serves as a corrective to John Feinstein's bestseller, A Season on the Brink. Where Feinstein documented one IU season, Alford, a Hoosier basketball dream (``Indiana Mr. Basketball,'' Olympic gold medal winner, NBA draft pick) endured four years of Bobby Knight's intimidating and imposing personality. Playing for him, the authors show, Alford and his teammates were forced, on a daily basis, to contend with Knight's mind games, which included unrelenting pressure, grueling practice sessions and a demanding code in which responsibility was the key word. Alford's story is told candidly, neither glorifying nor crucifying his basketball mentor, and the chapter on his Olympic experience leaves the reader thrilled and giddily patriotic. (Nov.)
Library Journal
In the third recent book about Indiana basketball's Knight, player Alford candidly relates his often stormy relations with the tempestuous coach but adds ultimate admiration after playing for Knight for four college years, the 1984 Olympic Gold Medal team, and a world tour. He steers a middle course between John Feinstein's critical A Season on the Brink ( LJ 11/1/86) and Joan Mellen's more sympathetic Bob Knight: His Own Man (Donald I. Fine, 1988). A fast-moving, intriguing tale, this does not replace Feinstein's book but is preferred to Mellen's for public and high school collections.-- Morey Berger, Monmouth Cty. Lib., Manalapan, N.J.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671677718
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/10/1989
  • Pages: 304

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2002

    An Old School Basketball Story

    This book takes the reader back to the old school of basketball. Where hard work, team play, and hustle are essential to the aspiring basketball player. It also shows the charachter of Coach Bobby Knight through the eyes of Steve Alford. The book also gives insight to the 1984 USA Gold Medal Basketball Team that featured Michael Jordan and Pat Ewing. If you're an Indiana Fan, college hoops fan, or just like Bobby Knight stories, this book is worth it's weight in gold.

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