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Loose balls : the short, wild life of the American Basketball Association

Author: Terry Pluto
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2007, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster paperback edView all editions and formats
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Capturing the legendary days of the American Basketball Association in the words of players, officials, commentators, owners, and coaches, this oral history weaves memories of the red, white, and blue ball, fortunes lost, and stars discovered.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Pluto
ISBN: 141654061X 9781416540618
OCLC Number: 153578380
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 450 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Cast of characters --
Year-by-year standings and franchise histories --
ABA team logos --
Prologue --
part 1. Opening gambits. Birth pangs --
The ball --
The first jumper --
The shakeout begins --
Finding players --
Opening tip --
The 3-pointer --
Larry and Doug --
The Hawk --
Bad times in Oakland --
First-year notebook : 1967-68 --
The $1.3 million glass ring : an ABA "success" story --
The leaders crumble --
Second-year notebook : 1968-69 --
Saved from the brink --
Washington : first in war, first in peace, and third in the Western Division? --
Sideshow in Miami --
Third-year notebook : 1969-70 --
Raiding the refs --
The Indiana Pacers : the Boston Celtics of the ABA --
part 2. Middle game. Star wars --
Fourth-year notebook : 1970-71 --
The Stars rise in L.A., but shine in Utah --
The meanest men in the ABA --
Fifth-year notebook : 1971-72 --
Enter the Doctor --
From the sublime to Johnny Neumann --
Memphis follies --
Sixth-year notebook : 1972-73 --
Carolina : where the Cougars roamed --
Wendell Ladner : an ABA original --
Seventh-year notebook : 1973-74 --
Coach Chamberlain --
Doctor J and the rest --
The rivalry --
A big move Spurs a Texas revival --
part 3. Endgame. The legend of Doctor J --
Moses Malone : the ultimate underclassman --
The Kentucky Colonels : the ABA's frontline team --
Eighth-year notebook : 1974-75 --
The wildest team of them all --
Escape claws --
Denver : a rock in the ABA --
Ninth-year notebook : 1975-76 --
Down the tubes with Virginia --
The last championship --
Surrender --
Aftermath.
Responsibility: Terry Pluto.

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Capturing the legendary days of the American Basketball Association in the words of players, officials, commentators, owners, and coaches, this oral history weaves memories of the red, white, and blue ball, fortunes lost, and stars discovered.

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