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Return of the Gold: The Journey of Jerry Colangelo and the Redeem Team

3.09 of 5 stars 3.09  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Six years after Michael Jordan won his last NBA championship, American basketball hit rock bottom.The perception of NBA players reached an all-time low.Team USA lost three times, disgracing the nation at the 2004 Olympics.With great historical sweep, bringing in the voices of all-time greats like Jordan, Bill Russell, Julius Erving and Jerry West, the book will show how Am ...more
ebook, 216 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Morgan James Publishing (first published 2009)
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William Johnson
Solid, easy read (it took two hours). I didn't get to watch a lick of the 2008 Olympic basketball tournament due to a business trip during the entire two weeks. I didn't realize how important it was: was it really as important as the book makes it out to be? Maybe not or maybe so. Who knows, but the author sure thinks so and I was along for the ride and invested.

There were some fantastic interviews and a well told (and not boring) rehash of Olympic history and current player legacies but one gri
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Luis Perez
The best thing about this book is the inside look and interesting anecdotes about how USA basketball was forced to take a hard look at its approach and attitude to regain the glory to which it had become accustomed. But the writing is average, editing is sloppy and factual mistakes (such as saying Kobe Bryant dropped 81 points on the Nuggets [it was the Raptors!]) are inexcusable. The writer's love affair with LeBron James, as other reviews have noted, is misplaced and overbearing. Without Kobe, ...more
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