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The assist [electronic resource] : hoops, hope and the game of their lives / Neil Swidey.

By: Swidey, Neil.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2008Description: 1 online resource (viii, 358 p., [8] p. of plates) : col. ill.ISBN: 9780786727025 (electronic bk.); 0786727020 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Charlestown High School (Boston, Mass.) -- Basketball | O'Brien, Jack | Basketball -- Massachusetts -- Boston | School sports -- Massachusetts -- Boston | Basketball -- Massachusetts -- Boston | Charlestown High School (Boston, Mass.) -- Basketball | O'Brien, Jack | School sports -- Massachusetts -- Boston | Sport & Recreation | SPORTS & RECREATION -- BasketballGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Assist.DDC classification: 796.323/620974461 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Pre-season -- Season -- Post-season -- The off-season -- End game.
Summary: Jack O'Brien is a high school basketball coach extreme in both his demands and his devotion. With monastic discipline, he has built a powerhouse program that wins state championships year after year while helping propel players to college. He does this as a white suburban guy working exclusively with black city boys who make the daily trek across Boston to attend Charlestown High School, where the last battles of the city's school desegregation wars were fought a generation ago. The Assist is a gripping, surprising story about fathers, sons, and surrogates, all confronting the narrow margins o.
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Pre-season -- Season -- Post-season -- The off-season -- End game.

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Jack O'Brien is a high school basketball coach extreme in both his demands and his devotion. With monastic discipline, he has built a powerhouse program that wins state championships year after year while helping propel players to college. He does this as a white suburban guy working exclusively with black city boys who make the daily trek across Boston to attend Charlestown High School, where the last battles of the city's school desegregation wars were fought a generation ago. The Assist is a gripping, surprising story about fathers, sons, and surrogates, all confronting the narrow margins o.

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