Falling from Grace: Can Pro Basketball be Saved?

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Simon & Schuster, 1995 - Sports & Recreation - 319 pages
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The Nat. Basketball Assoc. may have been the runaway success story in sports in the 1980s, but midway through the 1990s the league was more like a runaway train, with superstars who can't make a free throw, all-stars who give their coach a blank check up front to cover their fines for the season, and shoe companies that make commercials with a spokesman who led the league in flagrant fouls, fines, ejections and suspensions. The troubles can be seen in every aspect of the sport. In this book, coaches, owners, refs, players, broadcasters, and general managers discuss, what's going wrong with pro basketball, and whether it can be saved.

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FALLING FROM GRACE: Can Pro Basketball Be Saved?

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Perhaps the National Basketball Association is in trouble when one of its preeminent chroniclers can refer to the notorious Charles Barkley as one of the ``good guys.'' Pluto (The Curse of Rocky ... Read full review

Falling from grace: can pro basketball be saved?

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Pluto (Tall Tales, LJ 11/15/92) adopts a serious tone in this look at the state of the National Basketball Association as seen through interviews with coaches, players, and league officials. The ... Read full review


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Terry Pluto writes a religion and sports column for the Akron Beacon Journal. Nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, twice named the nation's top sports columnist, and eight-time Ohio Sportswriter of the Year, he also leads weekly prison ministry services with his wife at the Summit County Jail.

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