"oregonbri" wrote:It really delved into the minor-league nature of life in the CBA, punctuated by George Karl's occasional rants. Oliver comes across as a bit more hickish than he probably is; he's obviously a good basketball mind, given his long career in coaching. I'd love to see a where-are-they-now update of this. I also would be curious to know how much money the book made, if any. Let's face it; people aren't clamoring to read about minor-league hoops. But for those of us who are, this was great.
Agreed. Two more books to look for are:
Obsession:Timberwolves Stalk the NBA Bill Musselman's Relentless Quest to Beat the Best (Bill Heller) While it spends too much time repeating itself, there are a couple of chapters concerning his time coaching in the CBA.
and just for fun:
The Cockroach Basketball League (Charley Rosen) A novel, but I read it after the Levine book.
Me and Jim Rowinski hit a strip joint with some of those guys...
"bectond" wrote:With the Skyforce waiving Holmes, Millsap and Smith today I've noticed a lot of former CBA players are not making the cut in D-league camps. It sure is getting harder and harder to make a D-league roster.
Good. that means the talent level is going up, and that hopefully means the level of play is better.