The Cockroach Basketball Association by Charles Rosen

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Basketball coach Bob Lassner struggles to prime his Savannah Stars, members of the less-than-prestigious Commercial Basketball Federation, for the playoffs while distracting them from women and alcohol and keeping the team's meddling owner out of the way.
 

About Charles Rosen

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Basketball player, coach, and critically acclaimed novelist CHARLEY ROSEN played for Hunter College from 1959-62, where he set school records for scoring and rebounding, and was voted team MVP all three years. He went on to play for the US Maccabiah team in 1961, for Camden and Scranton in the Eastern League (a forerunner of the Continental Basketball Association) in 1962, and was a member of the bronze-medal-winning team in the World Senior Games in 1994. Rosen coached in the minor-league Continental Basketball Association for nine years and was the head coach of the women's team at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He lives in Woodstock, NY.
 
Published January 1, 1992 by Donald I. Fine. 279 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors. Fiction

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Hard-driving coach Bob Lassner of the Savannah Stars believes that life is a metaphor for basketball, and his obsession with the game animates this kinetic, raunchy ramble through the sport's minor leagues.

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