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Abe Saperstein and the American Basketball League, 1960-1963 : the upstarts who shot for three and lost to the NBA

Author: Murry R Nelson
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013] ©2013
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This book examines the American Basketball League and its short history, beginning with its conception in 1959-60 and its two seasons of play, 1961-1963. The league was the first to use a trapezoidal, wider lane and a 30-second shot clock, as well as the 3-point shot. With a team in Hawaii, the league created an adjusted schedule to accommodate the outsize distance. Many players such as Connie Hawkins and Bill  Read more...
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Nelson, Murry R.
Abe Saperstein and the American Basketball League, 1960-1963.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Co., Inc., Publishers, 2013
(DLC) 2013010284
(OCoLC)810120442
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Murry R Nelson
ISBN: 9781476601281 1476601283
OCLC Number: 841906394
Description: 1 online resource (x, 210 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The ABL-the "run up" --
The formation of a new league, rules, constitution, referees and more --
ABL financing-expectations, hopes, realities --
The exiles and the deserters --
The coaches and the starting fives --
Chicago, battleground of the ABL and the NBA --
The 1961-1962 season (first half) --
The 1961-1962 season (second half) --
The ABL begins a second year, 1962-1963 --
The ABL, and then what?.
Responsibility: Murry R. Nelson.

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Examines the American Basketball League and its short-lived history, beginning with its conception in 1959-60 and its two seasons of play, 1961-1963. The league was the first to use a trapezoidal,  Read more...

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-What a delightful read!...Written in a breezy conversational style and packed full of details.---Michael Domjan, University of Texas-Austin.

 
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