A season on the brink: a year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers

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Macmillan, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 311 pages
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A Season on the Brink chronicles the basketball season that John Feinstein spent following the Indiana Hoosiers and their fiery coach, Bob Knight. Knight granted Feinstein an unprecedented inside look at college basketball-with complete access to every moment of the season. Feinstein saw and heard it all-practices, team meetings, strategy sessions, and midgame huddles-during Knight's struggle to avoid a losing season. A Season on the Brink not only captures the drama and pressure of big-time college basketball but paints a vivid portrait of a complex, brilliant coach walking a fine line between genius and madness. John Feinstein has written for Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, The Sporting News, and Inside Sports and is currently the main feature writer for The National. He has won twelve U.S. Basketball Writers awards. Book jacket.

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Great book, did try to overshadow the good that Coach Knight does.

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This is a good book for getting a sense of who Bob Knight was, but an even better book at the rhythm of a college basketball team from October 15 - March 15. When Feinstein sticks to describing the ... Read full review


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About the author (1986)

John Feinstein spent eleven years with "The Washington Post." He has also written for "Sport, The Sporting News, " and "Inside Sports, " has been a special contributor to "Sports Illustrated, " and is currently the main feature writer for "The National." His stories have appeared in five editions of "Best Sports Stories, " and he has won twelve U.S. Basketball Writers awards.

Mr. Feinstein lives in Bethesda, Maryland, and Shelter Island, New York, with his wife, Mary Clare.

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