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Author Pomerantz, Gary M., author.

Title The last pass : Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and what matters in the end / Gary M Pomerantz.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Press, 2018.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  796.32364 POM    AVAILABLE
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Description xxi, 360 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, photographs ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-346) and index.
Summary "About to turn ninety, Bob Cousy, the Hall of Fame Boston Celtics captain who led the team to its first six championships on an unparalleled run, has much to look back on in contentment. But he has one last piece of unfinished business. The last pass he hopes to throw is to close the circle with his great partner on those Celtic teams, fellow Hall of Famer Bill Russell, now 84. These teammates were basketball's Ruth and Gehrig, and Cooz, as everyone calls him, was famously ahead of his time as an NBA player in terms of race and civil rights. But as the decades passed, Cousy blamed himself for not having done enough, for not having understood the depth of prejudice Russell faced as an African-American star in a city with a fraught history regarding race..." -- Book flap.
Subject Cousy, Bob, 1928-
Russell, Bill, 1934-
Boston Celtics (Basketball team) -- History -- 20th century.
Basketball players -- United States -- Biography.
Racism in sports -- United States -- History.
Boston (Mass.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Added Title Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and what matters in the end
ISBN 9780735223615
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