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    DescriptionCommentator analyst author and all-around pro basketball presence Charley Rosen may seem like a natural sprung upon the sports scene with the NBA in his blood. Phil Jackson Rosena's long-time collaborator might agree; after all he attributes the statement on a plaque on his desk to Charley: ai??Basketball isna't just a metaphor for lifea"ita's more important than that!ai?? And yet how Rosen arrived at his present position comfortably overseeing basketball at its finest is a story as unexpected as it is delightful documenting basketball travels as unlikely as they are nomadic and eclectic. Rosena's story begins during his undergraduate days at Hunter College where his basketball exploits were equally triumphant and embarrassing including a pickup game against Wilt Chamberlain. Things really got interesting when he made his way into the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) the breeding ground for nothing less than the second-best gathering of basketball players in the world. In the circus that was the CBA Rosen found his place alongside Phil Jackson then the newly hired coach of the Albany Patroons. Life in the CBA as Rosen tells it was never dull with players doing illegal substances on van rides through snowstorms and teams financed by porn producers. His journey from the CBA to a desk at Fox Sports is a one-of-a-kind basketball storya"only to be believed in the words of the guy who actually lived it.

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    Crazy Basketball
    A Life in and Out of Bounds
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charley Rosen, Foreword by Phil Jackson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 531 g
    ISBN 13: 9780803217935
    ISBN 10: 0803217935

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
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    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 28
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SPO004000
    B&T Approval Code: A09302010
    DC22: 796.323092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
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    DC22: 796.323/64/0973
    LC classification: GV885.7 .R648 2011
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    University of Nebraska Press
    Imprint name
    University of Nebraska Press
    Publication date
    19 August 2011
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    Author Information
    Charley Rosen is an NBA analyst for FOXSports.com and the author of more than a dozen books including The Pivotal Season The Wizard of Odds and Players and Pretenders (available in a Bison Books edition). Phil Jackson is head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and has won eleven NBA titles.
    Review quote
    "If the NBA lockout lasts long enough to actually deprive fans of basketball, Charley Rosen's book will offer some solace. In fact, even if the lockout ends soon enough for the next season to begin on time, "Crazy Basketball" is more entertaining than the first couple months of the NBA campaign are likely to be."--Bill Littlefield, NPR's "Only A Game"--Bill Littlefield "NPR's Only A Game "
    Table of contents
    Foreword by Phil Jackson Introduction 1 - Portrait of the Hooper as a Young Man; 2 - Undergraduate Hits, Misses, and Turnovers; 3 - Basketball Follies in the Nearest East; 4 - Big Man With a Small Whistle and a Medium-Sized Game; 5 - On the Road With the Woodstock Joneses; 6 - On an Off the Court With the Bard-Ons; 7 - The Crazy B-Ball Ass; 8 - On the Bench With Phil Jackson; 9 - Good Night, Bobby Knight; 10 - The Fall, Winter, and Spring of Our Discontent; 11 - Keeping My Day Job; 12 - Georgia on My Mind; 13 - King Richard and the Rockford Files; 14 - The Pacer, the D-Train, and Mister Animal; 15 - In the Jailhouse Now; 16 - Blocked Shots, Bricks, and Barbequed Baloney; 17 - Down and Eventually Out in Albany; 18 - The End of Regulation; 19 - Beyond Basketball Overtime