Cousy on the Celtic Mystique

Bob Cousy, Author McGraw-Hill Companies $17.95 (202p) ISBN 978-0-07-013332-7
Publishers' searchand readers' demandfor sports books result here in the autobiography of the Boston Celtics' star of the 1950s and '60s, now a TV commentator. Writing with the Boston Globe 's Ryan ( 48 Minutes ), Cousy does not stay mired in the past, although there are thorough analyses of Red Auerbach and Bill Russell. The authors cover the entire range of the game, often with winning candorthey call college basketball a cesspool, and Bobby Knight an immature bully. There are encomia, too, to Magic Johnson, Mo Cheekswho ``has no visible weaknesses'' and Larry Bird, ``the best player who's played the game up to now.'' Photos not seen by PW. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1988
Release date: 01/01/1988
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