Mr. All-Around: The Life of Tom Gola

Mr. All-Around: The Life of Tom Gola

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439916797
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2018
Edition description: 1
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 124,581
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David Grzybowski is a former television news reporter for WPHL in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he covered the 2015 Papal Visit by Pope Francis, the annual Mummers parade, and the 2016 Democratic National Convention as well as the 2016 Villanova Wildcats NCAA championship. He was also a reporter at  WNCN in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he covered the 2017 University of North Carolina’s NCAA championship title and Hurricane Matthew.

Table of Contents

Foreword Bill Raftery ix

Introduction 1

1 3rd and Lindley 5

2 La Salle College High School 11

3 La Salle College: 1952 NIT Championship and 1953 Season 19

4 1954 NCAA Champions 27

5 1955: Gola versus K.C. Jones and Bill Russell 35

6 Love Letters and Wildwood 45

7 Gola to the NBA 47

8 Uncle Sam Called 53

9 San Francisco and a New York Knicks State of Mind 57

10 The "Behind the Iron Curtain" Tour 69

11 Gola Becomes Head Coach at La Salle 89

12 Gola's Political Career Begins 107

13 They're Younger, They're Tougher, and Nobody Owns Them 111

14 1973 City Controller Reelection 117

15 Tom Gola for Mayor 123

16 One Call to Superman 129

17 The Legacy of Number 15 139

18 A Call from the Hall 153

19 Gola at Work and at Home 157

Acknowledgments 163

Appendix 1 Correspondence 167

Appendix 2 Statistics 171

Sources 177

Index 183

Photographs follow page 72

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