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Cousy

His Life, Career, and the Birth of Big-Time Basketball

by Bill Reynolds

  • 154 Want to read
  • 20 Currently reading

Published by Simon & Schuster .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • United States,
  • Boston Celtics (Basketball team),
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Sports - Basketball,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • History,
  • Cousy, Bob,,
  • Sports & Recreation / General,
  • Biography,
  • 1928-,
  • Basketball players

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7947707M
    ISBN 100743254767
    ISBN 109780743254762
    OCLC/WorldCa55948199

    Bob Cousy biography, highlights, married, wife, injury, salary, contract, fangraphs, net worth | Bob Cousy is a retired basketball player and member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame He coached the Royals for years and then became a broadcaster for Celtics games He was the first president of National Basketball Players Association. : Basketball Concepts and Techniques () by Bob Cousy; Frank Power and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at /5(3).

      Bob Cousy revealed that he penned a letter to fellow Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell in February , shortly after reading Ta-Nehisi Author: Ben Rohrbach. Cousy on the Celtic Mystique by Cousy, Bob; Ryan, Bob and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

    Cousy: his life, career, and the birth of big-time basketball User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. In the s, professional basketball was a struggling, traveling tent show largely dependent on gimmicks like doubleheader bills with the Harlem Globetrotters to boost anemic attendance--and Bob Read full review.   The book is also in a way Bob Cousy's last testament on his complex and fascinating life. As a sports story alone it has few parallels: An poor kid whose immigrant French parents suffered a dysfunctional marriage, the young Cousy escaped to the New York City playgrounds, where he became an urban legend known as the Houdini of the Hardwood.


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Cousy by Bill Reynolds Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book is also in a way Bob Cousy's last testament on his complex and fascinating life. As a sports story alone it has few parallels: An poor kid whose immigrant French parents suffered a dysfunctional marriage, the young Cousy escaped to the New York City playgrounds, where he became an urban legend known as the Houdini of the Hardwood/5(82).

Pomerantz has written Cousy book book about the Cousy-Russell partnership, and about the regrets that Cousy, now 90 years old, still has about the plays he didn't make off the court. A pretty comprehensive book about Bob Cousy and the early Celtic dynasty.

It divulges how Cousy got his intensity and extreme desire to win. It tells About Cousy's influence in the development of the game, how integration changed the game. It provides an abbreviated history of many of the Celtic greats of the Cousy era, including the Russle /5.

The Early Years "Well, we had some talented players," Cousy says. "We had some not-so-talented players." Cousy says that his fellow rookie, Chuck Cooper, was Author: Gary Waleik.

The book I currently finished is called Bob Cousy and the author, [who is a great one] is Rob Kirkpatrick. The author tells you about Cousys life and his legendary career with the NBA [national basketball association] Boston Celtics which Cousy book located in Massachusetts/5.

The book also details much of Cousy’s life, from growing up in New York City to starring at Holy Cross and helping the Crusaders win the NCAA championship to. In Cousy: His Life, Career, and the Birth of Big-Time Basketball, veteran sportswriter Bill Reynolds -- with the full cooperation of Bob Cousy -- reveals the man often called "the Babe Ruth of basketball," the dazzling athlete who brought "showtime basketball" to the NBA and changed the game forever.

Bob Cousy, the originator of the behind-the Released on: Bob Cousy. Pronunciation: \COO-zee\. Robert Joseph Cousy (Cooz, Houdini of the Hardwood, Flenchy) Position: Point Guard Shoots: Rightlb (cm, 79kg).

Born: August 9, in New York, New York us College: Holy Cross High School: Andrew Jackson in Cambria Heights, New York Draft: Tri-Cities Blackhawks, 1st round (3rd pick, 3rd overall), NBA DraftBorn:   The book is also in a way Bob Cousy’s last testament on his complex and fascinating life.

As a sports story alone it has few parallels: An poor kid whose immigrant French parents suffered a dysfunctional marriage, the young Cousy escaped to the New York City playgrounds, where he became an urban legend known as the Houdini of the Hardwood. But the book's best parts are those in which Reynolds illuminates how Cousy's impoverished s youth in a Manhattan tenement and the constant tension between his parents created in him a drive to succeed that resulted in anxiety attacks, sleepwalking and a "raw, unadulterated, fear" of failure-all of which he hid from the public yet used to /5(2).

The reflective Cousy is the centerpiece "The Last Pass," of a new book by Gary Pomerantz that chronicles Cousy's journey toward racial self-discovery and his attempts to make amends with Hall of Author: Jackie Macmullan.

Another lovely little moment in the book occurred after Cousy wrote a letter to his former teammate seeking to make amends. It was in the winter ofand Cousy was thinking deeply about race.

Cousy: his life, career, and the birth of big-time basketball by Bill Reynolds (Book); The last pass: Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and what matters in the end by Gary M Pomerantz (Book); The killer instinct by Bob Cousy (Book). Bob Cousy, one of the greatest passers and playmakers in NBA history, was flashy before flashy was cool.

Benched early in his college career because his. Cousy’s candid quote is one of several that are garnering new attention as a result of biographer Gary M.

Pomerantz’s new book, “Last. The Château de Coucy is a French castle in the commune of Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique, in Picardy, built in the 13th century and renovated by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th century.

In Aprilthe German army dynamited the keep and the four towers using 28 tons of explosives to prevent their use by enemy artillery spotters as the Germans fell back in the nates: 49°31′18″N 3°19′07″E. Robert J. "Bob" Cousy Nicknamed the "Houdini of the Hardwood" by sportswriters, Bob Cousy was best known for his razzle-dazzle, ball-handling abilities.

With exceptional peripheral vision, large hands, sloping shoulders, and extremely sturdy legs, Cousy was an outstanding all-around player and is considered by many to be one of the best play.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Cousy on the Celtic Mystique by Bob Cousy and Bob Ryan (, Hardcover) at the. Cooz and Russ: Linked by a Clock and a Letter, 53 Years Apart Bob Cousy and Bill Russell had the staying power that other N.B.A.

star pairings lost. Bob Cousy and Bill Russell celebrated their. The reflective Cousy is the centerpiece "The Last Pass," of a new book by Gary Pomerantz that chronicles Cousy's journey toward racial self-discovery and his attempts to make amends with Hall of Fame teammate Bill Russell for not being more supportive during the racially charged '60s.

ESPN transcript on interview with Bob Cousy. In this eloquent biography, Pomerantz (Wilt: ) details the relationship between Boston Celtics teammates Bob Cousy and Bill Russell, both now in the .Cousy cooperated with Reynolds on the book, and his reflections on his own life are especially interesting.

The ex-player still feels guilty about not doing more to help black players in their struggles in the NBA during the s, although he was ahead of most in that area.

The Last Pass: Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and What Matters in the End by Gary M. Pomerantz book review. Click to read the full review of The Last Pass: Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and What Matters in the End in New York Journal .