Last Dance: Behind the Scenes at the Final Four

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Little, Brown, Nov 15, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 384 pages
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Exploring what it means to be a school, a coach, and a player in college basketball's Final Four, Feinstein exposes the driving forces behind one of the most revered events in American sports. Readers will also find dramatic stories from the officials and referees to the scouts and ticket-scalpers.

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An easy read primarily because UNC played such a big role in this book. If the book's accurate (and I have no reason to think it isn't), then Billy Packer should be credited for popularizing the NCAA ... Read full review

Contents

Refs
Players
The Committee
Friday
The Senator and the Icon
Saturday
The Long Wait
The Music Stops

Partying
March to the Arch
About the Author
Copyright

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John Feinstein was born in New York City on July 28, 1956. He graduated from Duke University. He is a sportswriter, author, and sports commentator. He was on the staff at the Washington Post and wrote for Sports Illustrated. He is the author of several books including A Season on the Brink, Where Nobody Knows Your Name, A Good Walk Spoiled, and The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and the Story of an Epic College Basketball Rivalry.

Mike Krzyzewski was born on February 13, 1947. He graduated with a B.S. degree from West Point and served five years as an officer in the United States Army from 1969 to 1974. He held coaching positions at Indiana University and West Point before becoming the head coach of the Duke Men's Basketball Team in 1980. He is a 12-time National Coach of the Year award winner and in 2001 he was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame. He was the head coach of the USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team program for 2006-2008.

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