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In the Hornets' Nest: Charlotte and Its First Year in the Nba Hardcover – October, 1989


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 269 pages
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr; 1 edition (October 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312033664
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312033668
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,559,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The competition for an NBA expansion franchise is not unlike the intense bidding wars among cities vying for new businesses or corporate headquarter relocations. Atlanta journalist Drape scripts the events and machinations leading to Charlotte's emergence from the pack as (along with Miami) the first addition to the NBA since 1980, and then follows the team's progress throughout its maiden season. Emerging from this are some telling individual portraits and shrewd marketing strategies used to prime already rabid basketball fans that resulted in Charlotte's leading the NBA in attendance last year despite an expectably poor season. Drape is less effective covering the Hornets throughout the basketball year; David Halberstam's The Breaks of the Game ( LJ 11/15/81) is still unsurpassed for a yearly team chronicle. A game-by-game summary is also included.
- Barry Miller, Austin P.L., Tex.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

I am a reporter for The New York Times who got to return to high school in the heart of America with my wife and 3-year-old son to write the NYT Bestseller "Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen. Last year, we went to college - to the United States Military Academy to write "Soldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country & Football at West Point." The Academy truly is a national treasure and the young men and women who go there are our best and brightest. In Army football, I found the good guys in college sports. Check out www.joedrape.com for more about "Soldiers First."
About me: I am a Kansas City native and a graduate of Southern Methodist University. I previously worked for The Dallas Morning News and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I live with my wife and son in New York City.

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