In Barney Polan’s Game, Charley Rosen takes on the legendary point-shaving scandals of 1950 and ’51, when the best of the college basketball players took money from gamblers in return for affecting the outcomes of games, never knowing that in the process they were trading in their innocence and love of the game-until they were caught, and the scandal moved them from the sports pages to the news pages across the nation. No one will walk away from the scandals unscathed; many of the guilty will have their lives and careers ruined, others among the guilty will end up in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
A native of the Bronx and longtime pal of basketball guru Phil Jackson, CHARLEY ROSEN led the league in technical fouls during each of his six years as a coach in the now-defunct Continental Basketball Association. Since then he has become the… More about Charley Rosen
Hardcover | $23.95
Published by Seven Stories Press Dec 09, 1997| 336 Pages| 5-1/2 x 8-1/4| ISBN 9781888363562