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The Resource The rise of the National Basketball Association, David G. Surdam

The rise of the National Basketball Association, David G. Surdam

Label
The rise of the National Basketball Association
Title
The rise of the National Basketball Association
Statement of responsibility
David G. Surdam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Today's National Basketball Association commands millions of spectators worldwide, and its many franchises are worth hundreds of millions of dollars. But the league wasn't always so successful or glamorous: in the 1940s and 1950s, the NBA and its predecessor, the Basketball Association of America, were scrambling to attract fans. Teams frequently played in dingy gymnasiums, players traveled as best they could, and their paychecks could bounce higher than a basketball. How did the NBA evolve from an obscure organization facing financial losses to a successful fledgling sports enterprise by 1960. Drawing on information from numerous archives, newspaper and periodical articles, and Congressional hearings, The Rise of the National Basketball Association chronicles the league's growing pains from 1946 to 1961. David George Surdam describes how a handful of ambitious ice hockey arena owners created the league as a way to increase the use of their facilities, growing the organization by fits and starts. Rigorously analyzing financial data and league records, Surdam points to the innovations that helped the NBA thrive: regular experiments with rules changes to make the game more attractive to fans, and the emergence of televised sports coverage as a way of capturing a larger audience. Notably, the NBA integrated in 1950, opening the game to players who would dominate the game by the end of the decade: Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, and Oscar Robertson. Long a game that players loved to play, basketball became a professional sport well supported by community leaders, business vendors, and an ever-growing number of fans
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Surdam, David G.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Basketball Association
  • National Basketball Association
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • HISTORY
Label
The rise of the National Basketball Association, David G. Surdam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1. Economics of Sports Leagues""; ""2. The Beginnings (1946-48)""; ""3. The Merger and Its Aftermath (1948-51)""; ""4. Shakedown (1951-54)""; ""5. Stability (1954-57)""; ""6. Moving to Major League Status (1957-62)""; ""Conclusion: The NBA Becomes ""Major League""""; ""Appendix A: Estimating Factors Affecting Net Gate Receipts""; ""Appendix B: Tables""; ""Notes""; ""Selected Bibliography""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn818727276
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 247 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252094248
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 402519
  • 22573/ctt3cqmzd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818727276
Label
The rise of the National Basketball Association, David G. Surdam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1. Economics of Sports Leagues""; ""2. The Beginnings (1946-48)""; ""3. The Merger and Its Aftermath (1948-51)""; ""4. Shakedown (1951-54)""; ""5. Stability (1954-57)""; ""6. Moving to Major League Status (1957-62)""; ""Conclusion: The NBA Becomes ""Major League""""; ""Appendix A: Estimating Factors Affecting Net Gate Receipts""; ""Appendix B: Tables""; ""Notes""; ""Selected Bibliography""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn818727276
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 247 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252094248
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 402519
  • 22573/ctt3cqmzd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818727276

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