From the Back Court to the Front Office: The Isiah Thomas Story

by Paul Challen

ECW Press | September 1, 2004 | Trade Paperback

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This revised edition of a landmark biography follows the life of basketball star Isiah Thomas from his childhood on Chicago's South Side to his current position as president of the New York Knicks. His entire professional and athletic career is covered, including his successful collegiate career with Indiana University and his role in turning the Detroit Pistons' squad from one of the league's laughingstocks to an NBA powerhouse. All aspects of Thomas's contributions are examined to reveal how he revolutionized the game with his energy and skill, introduced professional basketball to Canada, and transitioned to his controversial roles off the court as coach and executive.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 280 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 in

Published: September 1, 2004

Publisher: ECW Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1550226622

ISBN - 13: 9781550226621

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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From the Back Court to the Front Office: The Isiah Thomas Story

From the Back Court to the Front Office: The Isiah Thomas Story

by Paul Challen

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 280 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 in

Published: September 1, 2004

Publisher: ECW Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1550226622

ISBN - 13: 9781550226621

About the Book

This revised edition of a landmark biography follows the life of basketball star Isiah Thomas from his childhood on Chicago's South Side to his current position as president of the New York Knicks. His entire professional and athletic career is covered, including his successful collegiate career with Indiana University and his role in turning the Detroit Pistons' squad from one of the league's laughingstocks to an NBA powerhouse. All aspects of Thomas's contributions are examined to reveal how he revolutionized the game with his energy and skill, introduced professional basketball to Canada, and transitioned to his controversial roles off the court as coach and executive.

From the Publisher

This revised edition of a landmark biography follows the life of basketball star Isiah Thomas from his childhood on Chicago's South Side to his current position as president of the New York Knicks. His entire professional and athletic career is covered, including his successful collegiate career with Indiana University and his role in turning the Detroit Pistons' squad from one of the league's laughingstocks to an NBA powerhouse. All aspects of Thomas's contributions are examined to reveal how he revolutionized the game with his energy and skill, introduced professional basketball to Canada, and transitioned to his controversial roles off the court as coach and executive.

About the Author

Paul Challen is a sportswriter who has contributed to the National Post, Slam magazine, Toronto Life magazine, and the Toronto Star. He is the coauthor of Gardens of Shame and the author of The Book of Isiah, Get Dutch! A Biography of Elmore Leonard, and Inside the West Wing. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.