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Author Harwood, Tim, 1981- author

Title Ball Hawks : the arrival and departure of the NBA in Iowa / Tim Harwood
Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 217 pages)
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Intro; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. Organized Professional Basketball; 2. The Real Major League Thing; 3. For the Sake of League Prestige; 4. Everybody's Ball Club; 5. I Want to Play Basketball; 6. The Band Did Not Stop Playing; 7. Cold-Blooded, Cut-Throat Business; 8. An Even Greater Challenge; 9. I Don't Want to Go Out with a Bad Showing; Epilogue; Appendix A. Individual Statistics; Appendix B. League Standings; Appendix C. Game-by-Game Results; Notes; Index
Summary "The National Basketball Association has evolved dramatically from the circuit originally formed by the merger of the National Basketball League and the Basketball Association of America in 1949. The Waterloo Hawks - the only major league team in Iowa's history - took the court that winter as modern professional basketball was starting toward a still uncertain future. Ball Hawks; The Arrival and Departure of the NBA in Iowa, describes how Waterloo happened to be on hand at this moment in the sport's history and why the city was ultimately left behind after a short stay"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 29, 2018)
Subject Waterloo Hawks (Basketball team) -- History.
Basketball -- Iowa -- Waterloo -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018021158
ISBN 1609385896 (electronic bk.)
9781609385897 (electronic bk.)
(paperback) (alkaline paper)
Other Titles Arrival and departure of the NBA in Iowa