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Pluto, Terry 1955-

Overview
Works: 46 works in 81 publications in 1 language and 5,534 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Humor 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV884.W54, B
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Most widely held works about Terry Pluto
 
Most widely held works by Terry Pluto
Tall tales by Terry Pluto( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Would make anyone's all-time roster: Wilt, Russell, the Big O, Jerry West, Baylor, Cousy. There were wild characters who would be on anyone's all-flake team, including Hot Rod Hundley, who'd rather miss two foul shots through some memorable clowning than break a record that could be forgotten tomorrow; and Tom Meschery, Russian-born poet, who never saw a fight he didn't like. And there were stars whose names are all but forgotten by today's fans: Bob Pettit, the great
Loose balls : the short, wild life of the American Basketball Association by Terry Pluto( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the league from 1967 to 1976 told in the words of players, writers, and coaches
Forty-eight minutes : a night in the life of the NBA by Bob Ryan( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unguarded : my forty years surviving in the NBA by Lenny Wilkens( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For forty years, he has been the Quiet Man of the NBA. As a rookie, he was overshadowed by two pretty fair guards who entered the league at the same time: Jerry West and Oscar Robertson. As a veteran, he was -- both figuratively and literally -- a coach on the floor, but he had the misfortune to play for several struggling teams. As a general manager, he won a championship and made back-to-back Finals appearances -- but he did it without superstars, a year before Magic Johnson and Larry Bird revitalized the league. And as a coach, he has won more games than anyone in NBA history -- but spent his best years locked in the same division as Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls. Basketball connoisseurs have long appreciated the style and intelligence with which Lenny Wilkens played and the unflappability and class he's brought to coaching. The respect he has earned resulted in his joining the legendary John Wooden as the only men to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame twice -- first as a player, and then as a coach. Now, in Unguarded, Lenny Wilkens steps out from behind his placid demeanor to speak plainly and unequivocally on the enormous social and athletic changes he's seen in his career. Wilkens sounds off about the challenges he had to overcome in the course of his journey: the racism that left him off the 1960 Olympic basketball team and kept him from being chosen as head coach of the first Dream Team; the fatal miscalculation that kept his Cleveland Cavaliers from getting past Michael Jordan to the NBA Finals; the painful, frustrating task of coaching a troubled and troublesome J.R. Rider, a player who contributed to his departure from Atlanta. And he credits those who went out of their way to help him: the priests and nuns who taught him the value of discipline and reinforced his faith; the coaches who pushed him to develop his talents to the fullest; the selfless players such as John Johnson, Hot Rod Williams, Larry Nance, Steve Smith, and many others who sacrificed individual glory for the good of their teams; his mother, Henrietta, and his wife, Marilyn, who stood beside him in many trying times. Unguarded reveals the Lenny Wilkens we have never seen before, the tough, strong, thoughtful, and analytical man who has spent a life in basketball making his teammates and players better than they knew they could be. Thought-provoking, candid, always honest, Wilkens shares all the secrets he's learned in his four decades surviving in the NBA storm
Falling from grace : can pro basketball be saved? by Terry Pluto( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pluto looks at the causes contributing to the deline of the NBA, including a look at the Continental Basketball Association
Sixty-one : the team, the record, the men by Tony Kubek( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bull session : an up-close look at Michael Jordan and courtside stories about the Chicago Bulls by Johnny Kerr( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir of Chicago Bulls basketball Coach Johnny Kerr revealing what its like to coach Michael Jordan and be part of professional basketball
A Baseball winter : the off-season life of the summer game( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaver on strategy by Earl Weaver( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The curse of Rocky Colavito : a loving look at a thirty-year slump by Terry Pluto( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since the ill-fated trade of Rocky Colavito to Detroit in 1960, Indians fans have watched their team stumble through an extraordinary array of misdeeds, misfortunes, and outright tragedies. This series of funny, fond, and irreverent vignettes captures the frustration, anger--and undying optimism--of baseball's worst team. Photos
TARK : college basketball's winningest coach by Jerry Tarkanian( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lebron James : the making of an MVP by Terry Pluto( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of NBA star Lebron James
The greatest summer : the remarkable story of Jim Bouton's comeback to major league baseball by Terry Pluto( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Earl of Baltimore : the story of Earl Weaver, Baltimore orioles manager by Terry Pluto( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When all the world was Browns Town : Cleveland's Browns and the championship season of '64 by Terry Pluto( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The franchise : Lebron James and the remaking of the Cleveland Cavaliers by Terry Pluto( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Cleveland Cavaliers drew the top pick in the 2003 NBA draft, the entire city buzzed with excitement. How often does a superstar come along? Especially for Cleveland, a midmarket Rust Belt city without a sports championship in forty years. Especially for the Cavaliers, a long-struggling team that had never reached the NBA finals. Soon, everyone had something riding on LeBron: a billionaire team owner wanting a return on his investment . . . teammates eager for a championship ring . . . the league looking for the next Michael Jordan to promote . . . the shoe company with its record-breaking endorsement deal . . . even popcorn vendors in the stands of Quicken Loans Arena and servers waiting tables at downtown restaurants. Award-winning sports journalists Terry Pluto and Brian Windhorst tell the converging stories of a struggling franchise and a hometown teenage phenom. This book will fascinate any basketball fan who wants the inside story of how LeBron James became the young superstar shouldering the weight of an entire NBA franchise.--Publisher description
Super Joe : the life and legend of Joe Charboneau by Joe Charboneau( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You could argue but you'd be wrong by Guitar Pete Franklin( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dealing : the Cleveland Indians' new ballgame : inside the front office and the process of rebuilding a contender by Terry Pluto( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loose balls : the short, wild life of the American Basketball Association --as told by the players, coaches, and movers and shakers who made it happen by Terry Pluto( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Capturing the legendary days of the American Basketball Association in the words of players, officials, commentators, owners, and coaches, this oral history weaves memories of the red, white, and blue ball, fortunes lost, and stars discovered
 
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Unguarded : my forty years surviving in the NBA
Alternative Names
Terry Pluto American sportswriter

Terry Pluto Amerikaans journalist

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プルート, テリー

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English (51)

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Loose balls : the short, wild life of the American Basketball AssociationUnguarded : my forty years surviving in the NBAFalling from grace : can pro basketball be saved?Bull session : an up-close look at Michael Jordan and courtside stories about the Chicago BullsWeaver on strategyThe curse of Rocky Colavito : a loving look at a thirty-year slumpLebron James : the making of an MVPWhen all the world was Browns Town : Cleveland's Browns and the championship season of '64