Milton S. Katz,Billy Packer,Ian Naismith's Breaking Through: John B. McLendon, Basketball Legend and PDF

By Milton S. Katz,Billy Packer,Ian Naismith

Winner, William Rockhill Nelson Award

John B. McLendon used to be the final residing protégé of basketball’s inventor, Dr. James Naismith, and one of many “top ten basketball coaches of the century” in Billy Packer’s opinion. McLendon’s awesome documents in collage and seasoned basketball earned him a place within the Basketball corridor of popularity (the first black trainer to be inducted), and his training philosophy has had an enormous impact on basketball coaches. Breaking via can be a robust and inspirational tale approximately segregation and a champion’s fight for equality in Forties and 50s America.

Black Magic, ESPN’s Peabody Award–winning documentary approximately avid gamers and coaches who attended traditionally black schools and universities, covers a few of the occasions in McLendon’s lifestyles that Katz writes approximately in his book.

John McLendon used to be elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball corridor of Fame in 2016.

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