Basketball: A Biographical Dictionary

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ISBN : 9780313309526
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Basketball: A Biographical Dictionary

From its beginnings at the turn of the 20th century to its pervasive presence in 21st-century America, basketball has grown into an undeniably important sport. The 575 entries in this biographical dictionary present concise narratives on the lives and careers on the most important names in basketball history. Entries include both classic players such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bob Cousy as well as more recently established and up-and-coming stars such as Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Garnett, and LeBron James. Entries for coaches such as the Boston Celtics' Red Auerbach and Mike Krzyzewski from Duke University present the figures who have shaped the game from courtside, while the inclusion of female players and coaches such as Lisa Leslie, Diana Taurasi, and Pat Summitt show that basketball is not just a sport for men.

Specifications of Basketball: A Biographical Dictionary

GENERAL
AuthorDavid L. Porter
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
ISBN-100313309523
ISBN-139780313309526
PublisherGreenwood
Number Of Pages616
Publication Date2005-07-30
DIMENSIONS
Height10.26 inch.
Length7.22 inch.
Width1.47 inch.
Weight2.73 pounds.

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