Scout's Honor: A Novel

Scout's Honor: A Novel

by Charley Rosen
     
 

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Brimming with truth, humor, and humanity, bestselling author Charley Rosen lays bare the trials and tribulations of anyone who loves sports for the game of it, not the business.

Naturally sarcastic, a touch disillusioned, but always the idealist, Rob Lassner is an NBA scout who must assess the potential of high school and college players while appeasing a "shit

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Brimming with truth, humor, and humanity, bestselling author Charley Rosen lays bare the trials and tribulations of anyone who loves sports for the game of it, not the business.

Naturally sarcastic, a touch disillusioned, but always the idealist, Rob Lassner is an NBA scout who must assess the potential of high school and college players while appeasing a "shit-for-brains" owner who wouldn't know a crosscourt pass if it knocked the silver spoon out of his blathering mouth.

Scout's Honor is the story of one man's attempt to balance his love for the purity of basketball with the below-the-rim bullshit side of the game that pays his bills. With charming irreverence and colorful prose, Rosen's novel is steeped in both literary richness and the art of the jump shot.

Editorial Reviews

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Scout’s Honor is the champion of the how, why, and who of this sport, which requires the sacrifice of personal glory for the greater goals of the team. It’s required reading for anyone who loves the game of basketball.” — from the Foreword by Phil Jackson

“Fast-paced and irreverent, this new novel by Ulster County’s—and possible the planet’s—preeminent basketball writer follows pro scout Rob Lassner’s effort to reconcile his love of the game with his contempt for its business underbelly … From the locker room to the peak of Meads Mountain, Rosen slam-dunks it.” — Chronogram

“Charley Rosen is one of the elite basketball storytellers of this era. In Scout’s Honor, he’s woven an entertaining roman à clef fitting of an insider and basketball lifer.” — Sam Smith

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438446851
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
356 KB

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Meet the Author

Charley Rosen is a former pro basketball player and coach and author of sixteen books on basketball.

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