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The National Basketball League : a history, 1935-1949

Author: Murry R Nelson
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides the first history of the National Basketball League, which held court from the mid-1930s until its merger with the Basketball Association of America in 1949. Most of its stars were college graduates, a major change from previous professional leagues, and it was the first modern major professional league to integrate"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Murry R Nelson
ISBN: 9780786440061 0786440066
OCLC Number: 270109653
Description: ix, 284 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Midwest Conference : 1935-1937 --
The National Basketball League begins --
The National Basketball League's second year : movement towards stability --
Changing a bit, staying the same : the 1939-40 season --
Wisconsin rhapsody : the 1940-41 season --
The NBL in peace and (mostly) war : 1941-42 season --
The NBL goes to war : the 1942-43 and 1943-44 seasons --
The NBL begins regrowing : the 1944-45 season --
Enter the Royals : NBL 1945-46 --
An explosion of teams : the 1946-47 season --
The Lakers bring dominance to the NBL : the 1947-48 season --
Back to the future : the hometown league reappears for the 1948-49 season --
NBL lessons and accomplishments.
Responsibility: Murry R. Nelson.

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