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The Dandy Dons : Bill Russell, K.C. Jones, Phil Woolpert, and one of college basketball's greatest and most innovative teams

Author: James W Johnson
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2009.
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"In the mid-1950s three unrecruited black basketball players, coached by a white former prison guard who had never before coached a college team, led a small Jesuit university in San Francisco to two national titles. The Dandy Dons describes for the first time how the unprecedented accomplishment of the Dons, led by coach Phil Woolpert and future hall-of-famers Bill Russell and K.C. Jones, paved the way for black  Read more...
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Named Person: Bill Russell; K C Jones; Phil Woolpert
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W Johnson
ISBN: 9780803218772 080321877X
OCLC Number: 268789907
Description: xxiv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Russell's coming of age --
A road trip to discovery --
On Catholic schools and race --
Another surprise recruit --
A school he'd never heard of --
Roommates and friends forever --
Time to produce --
A disappointing season --
An unlikely coach --
A surprising move --
The trail to the title --
Russell brings about rule changes --
The Machine rolls on --
Into the Deep South --
Holiday travel and the stall --
Two in a row --
A new sport for Russell --
The aftermath.
Responsibility: James W. Johnson.

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