First Tip-off: The Incredible Story of the Birth of the NBA by Charley Rosen
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First Tip-off: The Incredible Story of the Birth of the NBA by Charley Rosen

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"Charley Rosen has undertaken the challenge of documenting the latest and greatest history of the game professionally--and has done so to great success...When I finished the book it seemed as if I had gone through another season, injuries and all...Rosen skillfully leads readers through the NBA's first steps along its journey toward what it has become today." --Phil Jackson, from the Foreword "Rosen, a wonderful sportswriter ...had forgotten more basketball history than the best fans will ever know." Booklist, on No Blood, No Foul Go back to a time when basketball players wore knee pads and itchy cotton jerseys. When even the team's leaders were grateful for dry towels, hot showers, and $60 paychecks. When winning was all that mattered. In this vividly rendered and meticulously researched book, endorsed with a Foreword by Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson, sportswriter Charley Rosen takes you on a rollicking tour of the NBA's first season. Filled with rare archival photographs and exclusive interviews, The First Tip-Off brings to life a cast of unforgettable characters--including Chuck Connors, clown prince of the BAA, and Jumping Joe Fulks, ex-Marine turned basketball's first superstar--as Rosen deftly unfolds the dramatic events of that formative season. It's enough to make you believe once again in the spirit of the sport.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071487856
ISBN-10: 0071487859
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 160mm x 22mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charley Rosen

Charley Rosen is the author of fourteen books and a columnist for FoxSports.com. He is also a former player and was a head coach for nine years in the minor-league Continental Basketball Association. He lives in upstate New York.

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