Covert: My Years Infiltrating the Mob

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., Jun 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 276 pages
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In a riveting page-turner, NBA referee Delaney reveals the clandestine life he had led before becoming one of professional basketball's most respected referees. 16-page b&w photo insert.
 

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Crazy Double Life

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It is amazing the double life Bob Delaney lived. It is sometimes hard to follow all the characters and which family they are with but besides that it is very very entertaining. You really get an ... Read full review

Covert: My Years Infiltrating the Mob

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Delaney, who has been an NBA referee for almost two decades, tells of the nearly three years he spent, while a New Jersey state trooper in the mid-1970s, posing as Bobby Covert, president of a ... Read full review

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Contents

A VOICE FROM THE DARK SIDE
1
BOBBY COUERT MEET BOB DELANEY
19
LETS END THIS THING OF THEIRS
35
THE CONSIGLIERE AND THE COP
57
IN THE SHADOW OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
69
NO GOOD FELLAS HERE
93
THE BELLA VITA
105
REMEMBER THE ALAMO
117
A NEW LIFE THROUGH HOOPS
185
IVE ALWAYS BEEN A NUMBER
205
A FINAL CALL
217
EPILOGUE
223
FOR THE RECORD
231
COURTSIDE
236
AFTERWORD
251
A NOTE FROM THE AUTHORS
253

GOING GOING GONE
131
THE RAID
143
SPIRALING DOWNWARD
157
WHISTLEBLOWER
171
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
257
INDEX
261
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William Theodore "Bill" Walton III was born on November 5, 1952 in California. He is an American retired basketball player and television sportscaster. Walton achieved superstardom playing for John Wooden's powerhouse UCLA Bruins in the early 1970s, winning three successive College Player of the Year Awards, while leading the Bruins to two Division I national titles. He then went on to have a prominent career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) where he was a league Most Valuable Player (MVP) and won two NBA championships. His professional career was significantly hampered by multiple foot injuries. Walton was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on May 10, 1993 and the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame that same year. His number 32 was retired by the Blazers in 1989 and later by UCLA. He is also enshrined in the UCLA Hall of Fame. In 1996, he was named as one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players of all time. He was added to the San Diego Hall of Champions in 1990.

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