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The Assist: Hoops, Hope, and the Game of Their Lives

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Jack Oand#8217;Brien is a high school basketball coach extreme in both his demands and his devotion. With monastic discipline, he has built a powerhouse program that wins state championships year after year while helping propel players to college. He does this as a white suburban guy working exclusively with black city boys who make the daily trek across Boston to attend Charlestown High School, where the last battles of the cityand#8217;s school desegregation wars were fought a generation ago.

The Assist is a gripping, surprising story about fathers, sons, and surrogates, all confronting the narrow margins of urban life. The book follows the players on their hunt for a state title. But it also stays with them, to see how young men who seldom get second chances survive without their coach hovering over themand#151;and how he survives without them.

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Revolving around fascinating, complex characters, "The Assist" is a riveting portrait of a driven basketball coach at an iconic high school and of his players, each struggling to rise above the many forces pulling them down.

About the Author

Neil Swidey is a staff writer for The Boston Globe Magazine. His writing has won the National Headliner Award and been featured in The Best American Science Writing, The Best American Crime Reporting and The Best American Political Writing. He lives outside Boston with his wife and three daughters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586486662
Author:
Swidey, Neil
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
General
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Basketball - General
Subject:
Sports - Basketball
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Basketball General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pp. b/w photo insert
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 14.2 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Revolving around fascinating, complex characters, "The Assist" is a riveting portrait of a driven basketball coach at an iconic high school and of his players, each struggling to rise above the many forces pulling them down.
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