By Milton S. Katz,Billy Packer,Ian Naismith
Winner, William Rockhill Nelson Award
John B. McLendon used to be the final dwelling 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 notable files in collage and seasoned basketball earned him a place within the Basketball corridor of status (the first black trainer to be inducted), and his training philosophy has had a massive impression on basketball coaches. Breaking via is additionally 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 faculties and universities, covers the various occasions in McLendon’s existence that Katz writes approximately in his book.
John McLendon was once elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball corridor of Fame in 2016.
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Breaking Through: John B. McLendon, Basketball Legend and Civil Rights Pioneer by Milton S. Katz,Billy Packer,Ian Naismith