For the Boston Celtics, the 1990/91 season started perfectly: Bird, McHale, and Parish could do no wrong; the younger players played like veterans; and Chris Ford's innovative coaching seemed marked by genius. But as the season progressed, McHale and Parish suffered injuries and Bird developed back problems. McCallum now chronicles this crucial ...Read MoreFor the Boston Celtics, the 1990/91 season started perfectly: Bird, McHale, and Parish could do no wrong; the younger players played like veterans; and Chris Ford's innovative coaching seemed marked by genius. But as the season progressed, McHale and Parish suffered injuries and Bird developed back problems. McCallum now chronicles this crucial year. 8-page photo insert.Read Less
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As New in Near Fine jacket. 6 1/4" X 9 1/2" 257 Pages Indexed. Light green boards with tan quarter-spine that has green metallic lettering. A brand new book with no defects. Interior text pages are flawless. Dust jacket price $21 is unclipped. For the Boston Celtics, the 1990-91 season started perfectly: Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish could do no wrong; the younger players, Dee Brown and Brian Shaw, played like veterans; and Chris Ford's innovative coaching seemed marked by genius. But as the season wore on, things began to unravel: McHale and Parish suffered injuries-and then Bird's back went. In this book the author chronicles this crucial and exciting year in the history of one of the most successful sports franchises ever. It was to be a year of dramatic transition for this basketball dynasty, both behind the scenes and on the court. McCallum was there for it all-from the back-room draft day planning, where Red Auerbach no longer dominated the decision making, to Dee Brown's traumatic experience with the Boston police and his subsequent love affair with the Boston fans after he won the Slam-Dunk contest, and the Celtics' ill-fated play-off drive, culminating in Bird's heroic and unforgettable play-off effort. McCallum shows the players as they are rarely seen: the bantering and practical joking in the locker room, with McHale usually in the middle; the awkward relationship that Bird and McHale have forged to try to win another championship; and the story of the modern basketball players, young and old, as they rev up their sometimes injured bodies to take on grueling schedules. Raw and bitingly candid.
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