"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

New Book on MU Hoops

Good news for MU hoops junkies - - there's a new book on MU basketball hitting the shelves soon called Tales of Marquette Basketball. The book was written by Mike Neufeldt and Tom Pipines. Neufeldt is an alum, and Pipines has been covering MU hoops for decades as a TV sports anchor in Milwaukee -- familiarity that should factor into an entertaining account of MU hoops.

Per the publisher's Web site, "In "Tales of Marquette Basketball", fans can take a look at all the high and low points, from McGuire to Crean and everything in between. Personal interviews with many great Marquette players and coaches, including Hank Raymonds, Dwyane Wade, Rick Majerus, Mike Deane, Tom Crean, Glenn "Doc" Rivers, Jim McIlvaine, Travis Diener, and Tony Smith, give insight to memorable moments both on and off the court."

The interview list is impressive - one would expect that the personal experiences of these past players and coaches will deliver a memorable romp through the last several decades on the hardwood. Its good to see a publisher give a book like this a shot - - its not personality driven (at least not driven by a single personality) and while the audience might be niche, MU's cast of characters tend to be more memorable and colorful than most.

The book is not available just yet, but you can pre-order it HERE.

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