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The Resource Perfectly awful : the Philadelphia 76ers' horrendous and hilarious 1972-1973 season, Charley Rosen

Perfectly awful : the Philadelphia 76ers' horrendous and hilarious 1972-1973 season, Charley Rosen

Label
Perfectly awful : the Philadelphia 76ers' horrendous and hilarious 1972-1973 season
Title
Perfectly awful
Title remainder
the Philadelphia 76ers' horrendous and hilarious 1972-1973 season
Statement of responsibility
Charley Rosen
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During the 1972-73 season, the Philadelphia 76ers were not just a bad team; they were fantastically awful. Doomed from the start after losing their leading scorer and rebounder, Billy Cunningham, as well as head coach Jack Ramsay, they lost twenty-one of their first twenty-three games. A Philadelphia newspaper began calling them the Seventy Sickers, and they duly lost their last thirteen games on their way to a not-yet-broken record of nine wins and seventy-three losses. Charley Rosen recaptures the futility of that season through the firsthand accounts of players, participants, and observers. Although the team was uniformly bad, there were still many memorable moments, and the lore surrounding the team is legendary. Once, when head coach Lou Rubin tried to substitute John Q. Trapp out of a game, Trapp refused and told Rubin to look behind the team's bench, whereby one of Trapp's friends supposedly opened his jacket to show his handgun. With only four wins at the All-Star break, Rubin was fired and replaced by player-coach Kevin Loughery. In addition to chronicling the 76ers' woes, Perfectly Awful also captures the drama, culture, and attitude of the NBA in an era when many white fans believed that the league had too many black players, most of whom were overtly political and/or using recreational drugs. "--
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Rosen, Charles
Dewey number
796.323/640974811
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV885.52.P45
LC item number
R67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Philadelphia 76ers (Basketball team)
Label
Perfectly awful : the Philadelphia 76ers' horrendous and hilarious 1972-1973 season, Charley Rosen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn877370360
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780803286474
Isbn Type
(pdf)
Lccn
2014017334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)877370360
Label
Perfectly awful : the Philadelphia 76ers' horrendous and hilarious 1972-1973 season, Charley Rosen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn877370360
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780803286474
Isbn Type
(pdf)
Lccn
2014017334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)877370360

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