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The Official NBA encyclopedia

Author: Michael Jordan; David Stern; Jan Hubbard; National Basketball Association.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of professional basketball, explains its rules, and provides statistics for all NBA players past and present.
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Genre/Form: History
Statistics
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Official NBA encyclopedia.
New York : Doubleday, ©2000
(OCoLC)653029881
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Jordan; David Stern; Jan Hubbard; National Basketball Association.
ISBN: 0385501307 9780385501309
OCLC Number: 45177672
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 911 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: The encyclopedia: a special, exciting endeavor / David J. Stern --
Basketball: an overpowering force in my life / Michael Jordan --
Basketball forever: it's just one game / Jan Hubbard --
Tomorrow's game: it's in good hands / Bryan Burwell --
Michael Jordan: modern-day icon / Art Thiel --
George Mikan: the first icon / Dan Barreiro --
The great rivalries: Russell vs. Wilt * Bird vs. Magic / Bob Ryan --
The commissioners / Mike Monroe --
The NBA: a new league / Leonard Koppett --
The roots: early professional leagues / Robin Deutsch and Douglas Stark --
Innovators: the Rens and Globetrotters / John Smallwood --
NBA pioneers: the African-American influence / John Smallwood --
Red, white & blue: the colorful ABA / John Gardella --
The forgotten league: the ABL (1961-63) / Paul Ladewski --
Coast to coast: modern-day NBA expansion / John Hareas --
The dynasties: the Chicago Bulls / Jackie MacMullan --
The 1980s Los Angeles Lakers / Jack McCallum --
The Boston Celtics / Dan Shaughnessy --
The Minneapolis Lakers / Alex Sachare --
Nicknames: the origin of NBA team names / Tracey Reavis --
Rules: 24-second clock revived the game / Alex Sachare --
The long ball / Barry Rubinstein --
The coaches / Paul Ladewski --
The referees / Alex Sachare --
NBA seasons in review / Roland Lazenby --
ABA seasons in review / Tracey Reavis --
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame / Curtis Bunn and Mark Hale --
The NBA at 50: the greatest players in history / Chris Ekstrand [and others] --
The all-star experience / Barry Rubinstein --
USA basketball / Rita Sullivan --
The dream team: a global explosion / Jan Hubbard --
The international player: a growing influence / Mary Schmitt Boyer --
Around the world: NBA games overseas / Rob Reheuser --
The WNBA: a league of their own / Jeanne Tang --
The draft / Chris Ekstrand --
The all-time player directory --
The all-time records --
NBA timeline.
Responsibility: foreword by Michael Jordan ; introduction by David J. Stern ; edited by Jan Hubbard.
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Traces the history of professional basketball, explains its rules, and provides statistics for all NBA players past and present.

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