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The legends club : Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an epic college basketball rivalry

Feinstein, John. (Author).
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  • 37 of 38 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
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  • ISBN: 9780385539418
  • ISBN: 038553941X
  • Physical Description: print
    404 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2016]

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General Note: Includes index.
Summary, etc.: On March 18, 1980, the immensely powerful Duke basketball program announced the hiring of its new coach -- the man who would resurrect the team, restore glory to Duke, and defeat the legendary Dean Smith, who coached down the road at UNC Chapel Hill and had turned UNC into a powerhouse. Duke's new man was Mike Krzyzewski. The only problem was, no one knew who Krzyzewski was, he had a so-so record in his short time as head coach of Army, and worst of all, no one could even pronounce his name. The announcement caused head scratches -- if not immediate calls for his head -- and on this note his career at Duke began. The table was set nine days later, when on March 27, 1980, Jim Valvano was hired by North Carolina State to be their new head coach. The hiring didn't raise as many eyebrows, but with the exuberant Valvano on board, two new coaches were now in place to challenge Dean Smith -- and the most sensational competitive decade in history was about to unfold. The Legends Club captures an era in American sport and culture, documenting the inside view of a decade of absolutely incredible competition. Feinstein pulls back the curtain on the recruiting wars, the intensely personal competition that wasn't always friendly, the enormous pressure and national stakes, and the battle for the very soul of college basketball allegiance in a hot-bed area.
Target Audience Note:
1040L Lexile
Subject: Basketball coaches North Carolina Biography
Basketball coaches United States Biography
Basketball teams North Carolina History
Sports rivalries North Carolina History
Smith, Dean 1931-2015
Krzyzewski, Mike
Valvano, Jim
Duke University.
North Carolina State University.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Basketball coaches
Basketball teams
Sports rivalries
North Carolina
United States
Genre: Biographies.
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