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A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers (Fireside Books)

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A Season on the Brink chronicles the basketball season that John Feinstein spent following the Indiana Hoosiers and their fiery coach, Bob Knight.

Knight granted Feinstein an unprecedented inside look at college basketball — with complete access to every moment of the season. Feinstein saw and heard it all — practices, team meetings, strategy sessions, and mid-game huddles — during Knight's struggle to avoid a losing season.

A Season on the Brink not only captures the drama and pressure of big-time college basketball but paints a vivid portrait of a complex, brilliant coach walking a fine line between genius and madness.

Synopsis:

A Season on the Brink chronicles the basketball season that John Feinstein spent following the Indiana Hoosiers and their fiery coach, Bob Knight.

Knight granted Feinstein an unprecedented inside look at college basketball — with complete access to every moment of the season. Feinstein saw and heard it all — practices, team meetings, strategy sessions, and mid-game huddles — during Knight's struggle to avoid a losing season.

A Season on the Brink not only captures the drama and pressure of big-time college basketball but paints a vivid portrait of a complex, brilliant coach walking a fine line between genius and madness.

About the Author

John Feinstein spent eleven years with The Washington Post. He has also written for Sport, The Sporting News, and Inside Sports, has been a special contributor to Sports Illustrated, and is currently the main feature writer for The National. His stories have appeared in five editions of Best Sports Stories, and he has won twelve U.S. Basketball Writers awards.

Mr. Feinstein lives in Bethesda, Maryland, and Shelter Island, New York, with his wife, Mary Clare.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction by Al McGuire

1. On the Brink

2. Rise and Fall

3. Square One

4. October 15

5. November

6. Three Long Weeks

7. The Season Begins

8. Poster Boy

9. No Reason to Lose to Anyone

10. Déjà Vu

11. Will We Ever Catch Another Fish?

12. "If We Can Just Get Into Position to Get Into Position...."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671688776
Author:
Feinstein, John
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Feinstein, John
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
Sports - Basketball
Subject:
Indiana
Subject:
College sports
Subject:
Basketball coaches
Subject:
Basketball coaches -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Basketball - General
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Knight, Bobby
Subject:
Basketball coaches - Indiana
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Basketball General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Fireside ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Fireside Books
Series Volume:
XB 1022
Publication Date:
November 1989
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 11.13 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A Season on the Brink chronicles the basketball season that John Feinstein spent following the Indiana Hoosiers and their fiery coach, Bob Knight.

Knight granted Feinstein an unprecedented inside look at college basketball — with complete access to every moment of the season. Feinstein saw and heard it all — practices, team meetings, strategy sessions, and mid-game huddles — during Knight's struggle to avoid a losing season.

A Season on the Brink not only captures the drama and pressure of big-time college basketball but paints a vivid portrait of a complex, brilliant coach walking a fine line between genius and madness.

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