The Miracle of St. Anthony by Adrian Wojnarowski
A Season with Coach Bob Hurley and Basketball's Most Improbable Dynasty

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In a city mired in endless decay, where the youth suffer through all the horrors of urban blight, hope comes in a most unassuming form: a tiny brick schoolhouse run by two Felician nuns where a singular basketball genius takes teenagers from the mean streets of Jersey City and turns them into champions on the hardcourt. Coach Bob Hurley had been working miracles at St. Anthony High School for over thirty years, winning state and national championships and offering his players rescue from their surroundings through college scholarships, when he met his most dysfunctional team yet. In The Miracle of St. Anthony Adrian Wojnarowski follows Hurley through a gripping and heartrending season as he struggles to lead a troubled team to glory through his unparalleled understanding of the game and his ceaseless determination to see no more children lost to these streets. In The Miracle of St. Anthony, acclaimed sports journalist Adrian Wojnarowski follows Hurley through a gripping and heartrending season, as he struggles to lead a troubled team to glory through his unparalleled understanding of the game and his ceaseless determination to see no more children lost to the city streets.




 

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ADRIAN WOJNAROWSKI is a sports columnist for The Record of New Jersey, and a regular contributor to ESPN.com. He has twice been voted as the Associated Press Sports Editors’ #1 columnist in the nation and his work has been frequently honored by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
 
Published January 19, 2006 by Gotham Books. 390 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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The Bob Hurley profiled here isn't as well known to the average sports fan as his son, Bobby, the Duke University basketball superstar. But the elder Hurley's profile should rise quickly, thanks to sp

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his resulting book is The Miracle of St. Anthony.Hurley has won about 90 percent of his games and several championships over his years at St. Anthony's.

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