Charles "Lefty" Driesell: A Basketball Legend

by F. Martin Harmon



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881465068
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

F. Martin Harmon was sports information director for twenty-two years at three Southern universities— the final fourteen years at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Earlier in his career, he was prep sports editor at the Nashville Banner. Harmon is recently retired as public relations director at Roosevelt Warm Springs, the historic Georgia facility founded by Franklin D. Roosevelt. He is the author of The Warm Springs Story: Legacy & Legend.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Prologue: The Old Lefthander? It Was Worth a Try 1

1 Good Enough for One; Why Not the Other? 7

2 Norfolk's Best-Known Water Boy 15

3 Education by Duke, Presentation by World Book 20

4 57 Straight and College Bound 30

5 Outworking Everybody at Davidson 35

6 Pioneering in the South 47

7 Emulating UCLA, Challenging Tobacco Road 56

8 Madness at Midnight, Frustration in March 67

9 From Inside Out with No Moses to Lead Them 78

10 Reloading with Buck and Albert 88

11 Rebuilding with Local Stars 93

12 The Bias Saga: Undeserved, Unforgiving, Unending 101

13 "Bearing the Blame" for All 111

14 From Coaching Purgatory to the Shenandoah 118

15 One More Time for the Program Builder 127

16 Renounced, but Finally Honored 138

Epilogue: The Lefthander Speaks Out 146

Appendix I 153

Appendix II 155

Selected Bibliography 161

Notes 167

Index 183

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