Hoop Crazy: The Lives of Clair Bee and Chip Hilton

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Clair Bee (1896-1983) was a hugely successful basketball coach at Rider College and Long Island University with a 412 and 87 record before his career was derailed in 1951 by a point-shaving scandal. In the trial that sent his star player, Sherman White, to prison, the judge excoriated Bee for creating a morally lax culture that contributed to his players' involvement with gambling. To a certain extent, Bee agreed with the judge's scolding, concluding that coaches, himself included, had become so driven to succeed on the ...

Hoop Crazy: The Lives of Clair Bee and Chip Hilton 2013, University of Arkansas Press

ISBN-13: 9781557286413

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