The Unlikely Ascent of a Superstar
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|Format: ||Paperback, 219 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||Canada, 01 September 2014|
A small man in a big man's game, a white man in a game dominated by black men, a rare Canadian in a US-based industry, the unlikely rise of Steve Nash from Victoria high school to Hollywood hardwood is compelling proof that great things await those who refuse to accept less of themselves. Nearing the end of a nearly 2-decade Hall of Fame-bound career, Nash is a 2-time MVP, an 8-time all-star and wearer of one of the league's top-selling jerseys. And no one but Nash saw it coming.
About the Author
MICHAEL GRANGE and DAVE FESCHUK are the best-selling co-authors of Leafs AbomiNation- The Dismayed Fan's Guide to Why the Leafs Stink and How They Can Rise Again. Together they bring some 3 decades of sports-writing experience to this, their second joint effort. Grange, a multi-platform journalist for Rogers Sportsnet since 2011, appears regularly on Prime Time Sports, the most-listened-to sports talk show in Canada. Formerly of The Globe and Mail, where he covered the NBA and other sports for more than 15 years, he is a senior writer at Sportsnet Magazine and an on-air correspondent on Sportsnet's various television outlets. Feschuk, a Toronto Star sports columnist since 2003, has been a regular fixture on the pro basketball beat since he joined the National Post 1998. He can be seen and heard frequently on TSN's Off the Record and TSN radio.
"Sharp and insightful.... This book does a more than credible job of capturing the particular genius of Steve Nash." --"Times Colonist" "The details of the patriotic overtures...are fascinating.... [O]n the radar of most BC hoops fans." --"The Province " "The writing is compelling.... Interviews with coaches and teammates, as well as Nash himself, add depth and perspective." --"Publishers Weekly" "The bio piece brings Nash's start in Victoria back to life with new relevance, with a revisionist approach based on modern sports science.... The authors unearth telling data through interviews with legendary Vikes coach Ken Shields and 1980s Vikes player Ian Hyde-Lay." "--Victoria News " Praise for "Steve Nash" - "The bio piece brings Nash's start in Victoria back to life with new relevance, with a revisionist approach based on modern sports science. . . . The authors unearth telling data through interviews with legendary Vikes coach Ken Shields and 1980s Vikes player Ian Hyde-Lay." "Victoria News" Praise for "Leafs AbomiNation" "Feschuk and Grange offer a fairly gentle ride, although they're not averse to getting tough, to throwing in jabs, wit and sarcasm, when warranted." --"The Toronto Sun"
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