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Taking Shots Tall Tales, Bizarre Battles, and the Incredible Truth about the NBA

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ISBN-10: 0061231851

ISBN-13: 9780061231858

Edition: 2007

Authors: Keith Glass, Tony Kornheiser

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The NBA is in trouble. And as NBA agent Keith Glass describes ithe's part of the problem! If team owners are willing to throw millions of dollars his way for marginal players, why should he be the only one with the selfrestraint to say "no?" In his insightful, funny, and often mindnumbingly bizarre tales of life in the NBA, Keith Glass lets it fly from halfcourt. He'll tell you how we got to the present statewhere an agent who makes millions off the game can't sit through one; why our NBA stars couldn't capture Olympic gold; why one of the greatest high school players he ever saw ended up in Attica prison instead of the NBA; why selfishness has attached itself to the league; and why the…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/27/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188

Keith Glass has coached basketball at the high school and college levels (he was an assistant coach at UCLA), and has been a longtime agent for NBA players. He lives in Rumson, New Jersey, with his wife, Aylin Guney Glass, who played professional basketball in Turkey. He is the father of five children--Sami, Tyler, Alex, Maggie, and Lucas.

Foreword: This Glass is Always Half Full
Introduction: Paging Dr. Naismith: What Have We Done to Your Game?
Feeding Your Family on Only $14 Million a Year
I'm Bicoastal-Not That There's Anything Wrong with That
Thinking Inside the Box
Eighty-One Feet of White Centers
Agenting-the Truth, the Half Truth, and Nothing But Baloney
The Scales of Justice: The Houston Rockets Versus Chuck Nevitt
Leave the Napkins; Take The Cannoli
Running for Your Life
Star-spangled Disaster
The Squeaky Wheel Goes to Greece
Putting the Odd in Odyssey
The $706 Million Bronze Medal
The Malice at the Palace
And Here Come the Elephants!
Through the Looking Glass
From 6'11" to the 7-Eleven
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