Cousy on the Celtic Mystique

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9780070133327: Cousy on the Celtic Mystique

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Two retired NBA stars reminisce about their respective teams. Frazier was last heard from in Rockin' Steady ( LJ 5/15/74), a look at the life and playing style of the New York Knick guard. This time Frazier recalls the 1969-70 championship season when Dave DeBusschere, Bill Bradley, and Willis Reed electrified the game of pro basketball for New York fans. This detailed account will be of interest primarily to those Knick fans who remember that "magic season." Cousy takes a broader view of the Boston Celtics as he attempts to explain the team's phenomenal popularity and success. Rather than focusing on a particular season, he concentrates on key individuals, like coach Red Auerbach, Bill Russell, and Larry Bird, as well as the style of play that brought the Celtics 16 championships. The trends and problems of the "modern" game are also addressed, adding a dimension missing in Frazier's book. For regional collections. Jo DeLapo, Queens Lib., New York
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

Publishers' searchand readers' demandfor sports books result here in the autobiography of the Boston Celtics' star of the 1950s and '60s, now a TV commentator. Writing with the Boston Globe 's Ryan ( 48 Minutes ), Cousy does not stay mired in the past, although there are thorough analyses of Red Auerbach and Bill Russell. The authors cover the entire range of the game, often with winning candorthey call college basketball a cesspool, and Bobby Knight an immature bully. There are encomia, too, to Magic Johnson, Mo Cheekswho "has no visible weaknesses" and Larry Bird, "the best player who's played the game up to now." Photos not seen by PW.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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