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As a student of life and basketball, as a basketball player and coach, as an African-American, a businessman, a lecturer, and a man, Bill Russell projects the same single image of a man committed to understanding, improvement, and teamwork in the constant pursuit of new and ever-greater heights. And as his 2 NCAA titles, his Olympic gold medal, and his 11 NBA championships clearly show, the heights towards which Bill Russell most often strove were athletic, and in these athletic contests he was rarely to be denied.
With over 100 dramatic action photos, charts, and diagrams, this how-to guide covers all the building blocks of the game - passing, shooting, defense, dribbling, and rebounding - from a championís point of view.
The most comprehensive book ever written on the history of the NBA's most storied franchise, The Boston Celtics Encyclopedia will surely be included in every sports fan's library. Written in a unique, easy-to-read style, the Celtics Encyclopedia brings to life the exploits of such Celtic legends as Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Red Auerbach, Kevin McHale, John Havlicek, Bob Cousy and more.
In this vivid and lively account, Thomas J. Whalen chronicles Bill Russell's memorable last season and the Celtics' dazzling triumph. Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous 1960s and Boston's own turbulent and bitter struggles with race, he tells the fascinating story of how an improbable championship team overcame poor health, indifferent fans, disruptive personnel changes, and internal morale problems.
Explores how Russell rallied his aging teammates for that one last run at glory. Sets the context by examining how the Celtics--the first NBA team to start five black players and to hire a black coach (Russell)--were almost an afterthought in Boston among the city's largely white fan base.
"For years, John Feinstein has met regularly with Red Auerbach and his friends, drawing out Red's life story in a raucous series of unforgettable sessions. From those smoke- and laughter-filled rooms come these colorful reports about all the players and coaches Red has worked with and played against over the years."
With a foreword by hall of famer Dave Cowens, The Celtics in Black and White tells the story of this dynamic franchise through more than 200 photographs, many published here for the first time.
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