Abe Saperstein and the American Basketball League, 1960-1963 - The Upstarts Who Shot for Three and Lost to the NBA

Murry R. Nelson

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BRAND NEW Full Sized Laminated Softcover - 220pp - 10 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index - This book examines the American Basketball League and its short history, beginning with its conception in 1959-60 and its two seasons of play, 1961-1963. The league was the first to use a trapezoidal, wider lane and a 30-second shot clock, as well as the 3-point shot. With a team in Hawaii, the league created an adjusted schedule to accommodate the outsize distance. Many players such as Connie Hawkins and Bill Bridges and coaches such as Jack McMahon and Bill Sharman later found their way to the NBA after the collapse of the league, but it took more than 15 years for wide acceptance of the 3-point shot. John McLendon and Ermer Robinson were the first two African American coaches in a major professional league as they both debuted in the ABL. A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: This book examines the American Basketball League and its short history, beginning with its conception in 1959-60 and its two seasons of play, 1961-1963. The league was the first to use a trapezoidal, wider lane and a 30-second shot clock, as well as the 3-point shot. With a team in Hawaii, the league created an adjusted schedule to accommodate the outsize distance. Many players such as Connie Hawkins and Bill Bridges and coaches such as Jack McMahon and Bill Sharman later found their way to the NBA after the collapse of the league, but it took more than 15 years for wide acceptance of the 3-point shot. John McLendon and Ermer Robinson were the first two African American coaches in a major professional league as they both debuted in the ABL.

About the Author: Murry R. Nelson is a professor emeritus at Penn State University. He is the author of a history of the New York Celtics, as well as biographies of Bill Russell and Shaquille O'Neal.

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