The Miracle of St. Anthony: A Season with Coach Bob Hurley and Basketball's Most Improbable Dynasty

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A profile of the coach of Jersey City's championship-winning basketball team from St. Anthony High School offers insight into the strategies that have earned the team twenty-two state championships and two USA Today national titles, offering particular coverage of the 2003-2004 season. 60,000 first printing.

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"The Miracle of St. Anthony is about basketball, but it's also about race, education, sociology, inner cities, and America in this new millennium. Adrian Wojnarowski is a wonderful writer, and this is a wonderful book."
-Bill Reynolds, Providence Journal sports reporter and author of Fall River Dreams

"Everything conspires against the kids at St. Anthony's, not only their dingy gym, their decaying high school, and a city where despair is as common as drunks hanging outside a tattoo parlor, but they also conspire against themselves, with attitude to spare. They need a lot more than prayers, but thanks to the devotion of a couple of dedicated nuns and a veteran coach who won't take no for an answer, they get it in Adrain Wojnarowski's heart-stopping saga about a championship season that is as improbable as it is delightful, as poignant as it uplifting."
-Madeleine Blais, author of In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle and Uphill Walkers

"The North Jersey gritty urbanism of Richard Price meets harsh Hoop Dreams reality in Adrian Wojnarowski's The Miracle of St. Anthony, a beautifully crafted tale dedicated to the proposition that no child be left behind as long as they are willing to follow a true American hero like Bob Hurley."
-Harvey Araton, New York Times sports reporter and coauthor of Money Players

"It takes two ingredients to make a book special: a great story and a great storyteller. The Miracle of St. Anthony has both. Bob Hurley is a remarkable coach; Adrian Wojnarowski his equal as a writer."
-John Feinstein, author of A Season on the Brink

About the Author:

Adrian Wojnarowski is a sports columnist for The Record of New Jersey, where he was honored as Columnist of the Year in 1997 and 2002 by the AP Sports Editors, and is a frequent contributor to ESPN.com. He has appeared numerous times as a featured commentator on ESPN, on Jim RomeÂ’s television programs, WFAN radio, and the MSG Network.

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