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by Joseph Declan Moran

  • Author: Joseph Declan Moran
  • ISBN: 1879483521
  • ISBN13: 978-1879483521
  • ePub: 1960 kb | FB2: 1714 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Biographies
  • Publisher: Prairie Oak Pr; 1st edition (March 22, 1999)
  • Pages: 308
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 547
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You Can Call Me Al : The Colorful Journey of College Basketball's Original Flower Child. by Joseph Declan Moran. The full story of one of the greatest and most colorful coaches in the history of college basketball, told here for the first time. From the playgrounds of Rockaway, to the NCAA championship, to the broadcast booth, there has been only one Al McGuire. The book is must reading for those of us who only remotely knew of the specifics of the Coach. It provides wonderful insight into a great leader, who never gave up his individuality, and certainly has made a permanent place for himself in college basketball.

McGuire's biography "You Can Call Me Al: The Colorful Journey of College Basketball's Original Flower Child, Al McGuire," written by Chicago area author and journalist Joseph Declan Moran with McGuire's.

McGuire's biography "You Can Call Me Al: The Colorful Journey of College Basketball's Original Flower Child, Al McGuire," written by Chicago area author and journalist Joseph Declan Moran with McGuire's cooperation, was first published in March 1999 by Prairie Oak Press (Madison, WI); "I Remember Al McGuire: Personal Memories and Testimonials to College Basketball's Wittiest Coach and.

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Al McGuire didn't coach the game of basketball as much as he reached and influenced his players. Joseph Moran, author of "You Can Call Me Al: The Colorful Journey of College Basketball's Original Flower Child, Al McGuire," said the coach "was always true to himself. Coach McGuire was revolutionary," said former Marquette star center Jim Chones. He wasn't a traditional coach. And whenever Al said something, he was always a man of his word.

Chronicles the life and career of the basketball coach and broadcaster
Kriau
I love basketball and always thought Al was a great guy. While I looked forward to this book and am glad I read it, I cannot recommend it. Al is an interesting funny guy but that doesn't come out in the book. The book reads clinically without the emotion of Al McGuire felt through the writer. I did enjoy hearing of his early life but it was too long. Same for Belmont Abbey. Along the way you do learn interesting facts like he had a losing record when hired at Marquette. But, generally, as much as I liked the subject, the book did not live up.
PERSONAL MCGUIRE STORY.
I was at the Memphis State game described on Page 229 where with 45 seconds left and up by 5, an MSU player stepped in the foul lane losing the Tigers a one and one and probably the game. Yes, Al left the court with both hands raised. Raised in what he later called the "Irish salute", middle finger extended. Al had incited the crowd, touched us with his enthusiasm. When he came later to call some Keith Lee games, he fondly remembered the game and how he left the field. This is the "Al" the country knew and loved.
Buge
This well written book about Al McGuire traces his life's ups and downs from New York to Milwaukee. It provides fascinating insights into the unique character of Coach Al, and recounts many of his most legendary moments as a coach, and as a man. I especially enjoyed the behind-the-scenes tales as told by many of Al's closest friends, former players and aquaintances. This book also provides insight into the evolution of modern prime-time college basketball and recalls in wonderful detail the days when Marquette wore "bumblebee" striped uniforms (which were later banned) and the NIT was king. I rate this book Five Stars for any fan of zen or college hoops. Or to use a McGuireism; this book is seashells and balloons! Greg W. Honolulu, Hawaii
Anyshoun
The book is must reading for those of us who only remotely knew of the specifics of the Coach. It provides wonderful insight into a great leader, who never gave up his individuality, and certainly has made a permanent place for himself in college basketball. The author did an excellent job of research and provides a throughly researched journey into Al's life. Congratulations, Declan. I look forward to your next venture. It is good to see success coming from St. Pascal's
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