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Lazenby, Roland

Overview
Works: 73 works in 149 publications in 1 language and 10,963 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV884.J67, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roland Lazenby
Michael Jordan : the life by Roland Lazenby( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of one of the most legendary basketball players in the history of the sport, drawing upon interviews with Jordan's friends, family, and teammates, and following his career from college to the NBA
Mindgames Phil Jackson's long strange journey by Roland Lazenby( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mindgames is the story of Phil Jackson's remarkable rise to the top of the NBA coaching hierarchy. In it, author Roland Lazenby reveals the fascinating elements of Jackson's life and mental approach to coaching that have made followers of his players but also have made him - perhaps not surprisingly - unpredictable and sometimes unpopular to outsiders. It is also a detailed basketball story, with entertaining accounts from Jackson's years with the New York Knicks under the legendary Red Holzman to the remarkable six championships as coach of the Chicago Bulls and now a seventh title with the Los Angeles Lakers."--Jacket
The show : the inside story of the spectacular Los Angeles Lakers in the words of those who lived it by Roland Lazenby( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first definitive oral history of the ever popular L.A. Lakers. Through in-depth interviews with players, coaches, and many other key figures
Blood on the horns the long strange ride of Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls by Roland Lazenby( )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerry West : the life and legend of a basketball icon by Roland Lazenby( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When in 1969 the NBA sought an emblem for the league, one man was chosen above all as the icon of his sport: Jerry West. Silhouetted in white against a red-and-blue backdrop, West's signature gait and left-handed dribble are still the NBA logo, seen on merchandise around the world. In this marvelous book'the first biography of the basketball legend'award-winning reporter and author Roland Lazenby traces Jerry West's brilliant career from the coalfields near Cabin Creek, West Virginia, to the bare-knuckled pre-expansion era of the NBA, from the Lakers' Riley-Magic-Kareem Showtime era to Jackson'Kobe'Shaq teams of the early twenty-first century, and beyond. But fame was not all glory. Called "Mr. Clutch," West was an incomparable talent'flawless on defense, possessing unmatched court vision, and the perfect jumper, unstoppable when the game was on the line. Beloved and respected by fans and fellow players alike, West was the centerpiece of Lakers teams that starred such players as Elgin Baylor and Wilt Chamberlain, and he went on to nine NBA Finals. Yet in losing eight of those series, including six in a row to the detested Boston Celtics, West became as famous for his failures as for his triumphs. And that notoriety cast long shadows over West's life on and off the court. Yet as the author discovered through scores of exclusive interviews with West's teammates, colleagues, and family members, West channeled the frustration of his darkest moments into a driving force that propelled his years as an executive. And in this capacity, the success that often eluded West on the court has enabled him to reach out to successive generations of players to enrich and shape the sport in immeasurable ways. Though sometimes overshadowed by flashier peers on the court, Jerry West nevertheless stands out as the heart and soul of a league that, in fifty years, has metamorphosed from a regional sideshow into a global phenomenon. And in Jerry West, Roland Lazenby provides the ultimate story of a man who has done more to shape basketball than anyone on the planet. From the Hardcover edition
Fifty years of the final four : golden moments of the NCAA Basketball Tournament by Billy Packer( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bird portrait of a competitor by Steve Lipofsky( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stockton to Malone the rise of the Utah Jazz by Roland Lazenby( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the hardest working team in the NBA - the Utah Jazz. Led by iron men Karl Malone, John Stockton and coach Jerry Sloan. Go behind the scenes to reveal the unparalleled competitiveness of a collection of over-achieving players and their demanding coach, whose never-say-die efforts have captured the hearts of the entire state of Utah and basketball fans throughout North America
Smashmouth attitude between the lines by Roland Lazenby( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

April 16th : Virginia Tech remembers( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the stories and experiences of journalism students and the university community on the events of April 16, 2007, when a gunman terrorized the campus with a series of shootings, leaving thirty-two people dead
Yo, baby, it's attitude! the new bad boyz of the NBA take the Jordan test by Roland Lazenby( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unofficial Chicago Bulls pocket primer by Roland Lazenby( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Jordan the life by Roland Lazenby( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When most people think of Michael Jordan, they think of the beautiful shots, his body totally in sync with the ball, hitting nothing but net. He is responsible for incredible moments so ingrained in basketball history that they have their own names: The Shrug, The Shot, and The Flu Game. But for all his greatness, there's also a dark side to Jordan-- a ruthless competitor, a gambler. There's never been a biography that balanced these personas-- until now
The Lakers : a basketball journey by Roland Lazenby( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the franchise from George Mikan and the Minneapolis years to Kareem, Magic Johnson and the championships of the
100 greatest quarterbacks by Roland Lazenby( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains photos and biographies of the greatest quarterbacks. Lists the 100 greatest quarterbacks from yesterday plus today's rising stars. Index
Hoops! : confessions of a college basketball analyst by Billy Packer( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Championship basketball : top college coaches present their winning strategies, tips, and techniques for players and coaches by Roland Lazenby( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

College basketball's 25 greatest teams by Billy Packer( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pictorial history of football by Roland Lazenby( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing the colorful history of a nation's most popular spectator sport, this unique volume encapsulates football's hazy beginnings to most recent events
Johnny Unitas the best there ever was by Roland Lazenby( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Golden Arm of the National Football League, Johnny Unitas became ensconced in history as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. With his record of 47 consecutive games throwing a touchdown pass, his performance in the Greatest Game Ever Played, ten Pro Bowl appearances, and his steadfast devotion to Baltimore, Unitas earned himself the hushed reverence with which his name is still spoken. Despite his long legacy, there is much to discover about the man himself, such as the NFL's near miss in discovering his talent after a draft flop and Unitas turning to construction work and a semi-pro team. With photos to elaborate on the exciting background given about the football legend, this biography is an entertaining profile that will delight any fan of the sport
 
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The show : the inside story of the spectacular Los Angeles Lakers in the words of those who lived itBlood on the horns the long strange ride of Michael Jordan's Chicago BullsJerry West : the life and legend of a basketball iconBird portrait of a competitorStockton to Malone the rise of the Utah JazzSmashmouth attitude between the linesApril 16th : Virginia Tech remembersYo, baby, it's attitude! the new bad boyz of the NBA take the Jordan test