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The Resource The legends club : Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an epic college basketball rivalry, John Feinstein

The legends club : Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an epic college basketball rivalry, John Feinstein

Label
The legends club : Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an epic college basketball rivalry
Title
The legends club
Title remainder
Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an epic college basketball rivalry
Statement of responsibility
John Feinstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On March 18, 1980, the immensely powerful Duke basketball program announced the hiring of its new coach -- the man who would resurrect the team, restore glory to Duke, and defeat the legendary Dean Smith, who coached down the road at UNC Chapel Hill and had turned UNC into a powerhouse. Duke's new man was Mike Krzyzewski. The only problem was, no one knew who Krzyzewski was, he had a so-so record in his short time as head coach of Army, and worst of all, no one could even pronounce his name. The announcement caused head scratches -- if not immediate calls for his head -- and on this note his career at Duke began. The table was set nine days later, when on March 27, 1980, Jim Valvano was hired by North Carolina State to be their new head coach. The hiring didn't raise as many eyebrows, but with the exuberant Valvano on board, two new coaches were now in place to challenge Dean Smith -- and the most sensational competitive decade in history was about to unfold. The Legends Club captures an era in American sport and culture, documenting the inside view of a decade of absolutely incredible competition. Feinstein pulls back the curtain on the recruiting wars, the intensely personal competition that wasn't always friendly, the enormous pressure and national stakes, and the battle for the very soul of college basketball allegiance in a hot-bed area
Summary
In 1980, a legendary rivalry was heating up between three schools in NCAA basketball’s Atlantic Coast Conference, all just a few miles apart. When this rousing history begins, two of the three coaches -- now all household names -- were just starting out: Duke’s unknown new coach Mike Krzyzewski hadn’t earned his moniker (Coach K), while Jim Valvano at NC State was, likewise, a brand-new hire. Only UNC-Chapel Hill’s Dean Smith was well-established, but he still hadn't won a national championship. In this engaging book, longtime sportswriter John Feinstein uses extensive interviews to paint a picture of the rivalries and relationships -- both on and off the court -- between the three men over the ensuing years. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10473087
Cataloging source
DLC
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Feinstein, John
Dewey number
  • 796.3230922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Intended audience
1040L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
GV884.A1
LC item number
F45 2016
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1040
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Basketball coaches
  • Basketball coaches
  • Basketball teams
  • Sports rivalries
  • Smith, Dean
  • Krzyzewski, Mike
  • Valvano, Jim
  • Duke University
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Basketball
  • Basketball coaches
  • Basketball teams
  • Sports rivalries
  • North Carolina
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry
Label
The legends club : Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an epic college basketball rivalry, John Feinstein
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20482479
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
404 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385539418
Lccn
2015029890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn910979568
  • (OCoLC)910979568
Label
The legends club : Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an epic college basketball rivalry, John Feinstein
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20482479
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
404 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385539418
Lccn
2015029890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn910979568
  • (OCoLC)910979568

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