Pat Williams Tales from the Philadelphia 76ers 1982 1983 NBA Champions

Asked by coach Billy Cunningham how he thought things would go in the playoffs, Moses said, Fo', fo', fo' - meaning, in Moses' shorthand, that he expected the Sixers to sweep each of the three series they would need to play in order to win ...

Pat Williams  Tales from the Philadelphia 76ers  1982 1983 NBA Champions

The Sixers won 65 games and an NBA championship in 1982-83, still one of the finest seasons in NBA history. It was Moses Malone who, in the days before the playoffs, gave the team its battle cry. Asked by coach Billy Cunningham how he thought things would go in the playoffs, Moses said, Fo', fo', fo' - meaning, in Moses' shorthand, that he expected the Sixers to sweep each of the three series they would need to play in order to win a championship. In Pat Williams' Tales from the 76ers, the former Sixers general manager writes about those Sixers - the transcendent talents (and personalities like Julius Erving, Bobby Jones, Maurice Cheeks, and Andrew Toney) that made them special, the years of heartache that preceded the championship run, and a season that was surprisingly devoid of drama.

Pat Williams Tales from the Philadelphia 76ers 1982 1983 NBA Champions

Pat Williams. three-year deal, $20,000 a year. It was the largest contract I had ever heard of in my life! (I had been making $800 a month in Spartanburg.) I resigned my position in Spartanburg and joined the Sixers for the Wilt-less ...

Pat Williams  Tales from the Philadelphia 76ers  1982 1983 NBA Champions

The Sixers won 65 games and an NBA championship in 1982-83, still one of the finest seasons in NBA history. It was Moses Malone who, in the days before the playoffs, gave the team its battle cry. Asked by coach Billy Cunningham how he thought things would go in the playoffs, Moses said, "Fo', fo', fo'" - meaning, in Moses' shorthand, that he expected the Sixers to sweep each of the three series they would need to play in order to win a championship. In Pat Williams' Tales from the 76ers, the former Sixers general manager writes about those Sixers - the transcendent talents (and personalities like Julius Erving, Bobby Jones, Maurice Cheeks, and Andrew Toney) that made them special, the years of heartache that preceded the championship run, and a season that was surprisingly devoid of drama. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Tales from the Philadelphia 76ers Locker Room

In this newly revised edition of Tales from the Philadelphia '76ers Locker Room, sports maverick Pat Williams teams up with writer Gordon Jones to capture a behind-the-scenes look at this legendary season.

Tales from the Philadelphia 76ers Locker Room

The Sixers won 65 games and an NBA championship in 1982–83, still one of the finest seasons in NBA history. It was Moses Malone who, in the days before the playoffs, gave the team its battle cry. Asked by coach Billy Cunningham how he thought things would go in the playoffs, Moses said, "Fo’, fo’, fo’,”— meaning, in Moses's shorthand, that he expected the Sixers to sweep each of the three series they would need to play in order to win a championship. In this newly revised edition of Tales from the Philadelphia '76ers Locker Room, sports maverick Pat Williams teams up with writer Gordon Jones to capture a behind-the-scenes look at this legendary season. With wit and candor, Williams and Jones relive the unforgettable victories as well as the wrenching disappointments and painstaking efforts to rebuild that preceded that season. Readers are reintroduced to Julius “Dr. J” Erving, the beloved but unfulfilled superstar; Billy Cunningham, the hard-driven coach; Harold Katz, the relentless owner; and Moses Malone, the final piece of the title puzzle. Joined by a star-studded cast of players, they rampaged through the league, leaving a trail of devastated teams in their wake. With a thirty-year legacy that has yet to be surpassed by any '76ers team, Tales from the Philadelphia '76ers Locker Room is both a celebration of past glory and a promise of future victory to the loyal fans of the '76ers nation.

Season of the 76ers

The Story of Wilt Chamberlain and the 1967 NBA Champion Philadelphia 76ers Wayne Lynch ... ignominy of what happened last spring, living with it the whole year, being reminded of it day after day,” added general manager Pat Williams.

Season of the 76ers

Destroying a dynasty. That was the mission of Wilt Chamberlain and 1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers. For eight straight years, the Boston Celtics had dominated the National Basketball Association. Each and every season during that stretch, a new NBA championship flag was hoisted to the top of the hallowed Boston Garden. No team had been able to stop them. Nobody thought any team could or would. Season of the 76ers, The Story of Wilt Chamberlain and the 1967 NBA Champion Philadelphia 76ers, chronicles the unprecedented, record-setting championship journey of the team that finally stopped the Celtics and became the new kings of the NBA. It tells the story of the legendary Chamberlain's personal triumph over Boston and their leader, Bill Russell, arch rivals who had annually thwarted Chamberlain's championship dreams and had left him branded a loser. But Chamberlain couldn't defeat the Celtics alone. He was reunited with fiery and focused Coach Alex Hannum, the only NBA coach ever to have beaten Boston for the championship. He was surrounded by the best supporting cast of his career: Hal Greer and Chet Walker, two talented offensive stars transplanted from a bygone NBA franchise; Luke Jackson, the league's first true power forward; Billy Cunningham, a sixth man loaded with instant energy and offense; Wally Jones and Larry Costello, a pair of basketball reclamation projects; and, Matty Guokas and Bill Melchionni, a couple of hometown rookies. Chamberlain remade his game, forsaking his own incredible scoring prowess in favor of handing out assists to teammates. In turn, the 76ers remade basketball history, rocketing to an unmatched 46-4 record out of the gate and not stopping until they reached 68-13, a regular season mark never previously achieved in NBA history--or even imagined back then. The book gives fans a fascinating, month-by-month look at the team's amazing season, a season that also saw Chamberlain pursued by both a rival basketball league and the heavyweight boxing champion of the world. It also recounts in vivid, play-by-play detail one of the most historic playoff series in the annals of the NBA. s20The 76ers battled the Celtics again in a much-anticipated post-season confrontation. But this time the results would be different. Amid chants of "Boston is dead" from the long-suffering, Celtics-hating fans at Philadelphia's Convention Hall, the 76ers won the series quickly and decisively. They went on to defeat sharp-shooting Rick Barry and the San Francisco Warriors for the NBA title. In 1995, the 76ers took their place among the top ten teams in NBA history. Season of the 76ers makes the strong case that they are the best NBA team of all time. Packed with pictures, playoff box scores, and reproductions of the 76ers' championship yearbook, the book is not only the biography of a great team, it is a fun- and fact-filled sports collectible. The NBA's 2001-2002 season marks the 35th anniversary of that special "Season of the 76ers"--a fitting time to relive this team's unforgettable achievements.

Your Formula for Success

Finding the Place Where Your Talent and Passion Meet Pat Williams, Jim Denney ... I've had the privilege of helping to assemble an NBA championship team (the 198283 Philadelphia 76ers) and helping to found an NBA expansion franchise ...

Your Formula for Success

Through engaging stories and inspiring examples of those who have found their sweet spot for success, Williams shows readers how to identify their greatest talent, pursue their greatest passion, and multiply their efforts through teamwork. They'll discover how to maximize their natural gifting, focus their enthusiasm, and leverage their talent and passion into a lifetime of success. Perfect for graduates going off to college or work, or anyone who is still looking for a career that satisfies their soul.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Inside Basketball

101 Great Hoop Stories from Players, Coaches, and Fans Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Pat Williams ... worked in the front office of the Philadelphia 76ers when they made their championship run during the 1982-83 season.

Chicken Soup for the Soul  Inside Basketball

Fans will be inspired, surprised, and even amused, by inside stories from well-known coaches and players, fascinating looks behind the scenes, and anecdotes from the people who make it all possible – the fans. Pat Williams has drawn on his basketball industry connections to compile great stories from on and off the court. Fans will be inspired, surprised, and even amused, by inside stories from well-known coaches and players, fascinating looks behind the scenes, and anecdotes from the people who make it all possible – the fans. Pat will work his magic on marketing this book, as well, with signings at the NBA store and other appearances.

Basketball

... A Coach 's Life: My 40 Years in College Basketball (New York, 1999); Pat Williams with Bill Lyons, We Owed You One: The Uphill Struggle of the Philadelphia 76ers (Wilmington, DE, 1983). Jim L. Sumner JONES, Samuel "Sam" (b.

Basketball

Presents 577 biographical entries on the lives and careers of individuals important to the history of basketball, from its origins to the present.

Sports Illustrated Halls of Fame

... To Pat Williams , the Philadelphia 76ers ' G.M. , Erving was “ the Babe the one in '76 , the league's final year of ... and the Sixers Still , the legend of Dr. J returned to the NBA Finals , grew as knocking off Washington , tales ...

Sports Illustrated  Halls of Fame

More than two hundred photographs from some of history's finest sports photographers complement a colorful tour of twelve of North America's most important sports Halls of Fame, covering such landmarks at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, as well as sites honoring football, basketball, tennis, and more. 25,000 first printing.

Ahead of the Game

The Pat Williams Story Pat Williams, James D. Denney ... The banner headline in Boston read, “Will the Sixers Choke? ... We still hadn't wonthe NBA championship—but beating Boston in Boston Garden made the city ofPhiladelphiajust ...

Ahead of the Game

Pat Williams has known the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat--both on the sidelines of the basketball court and in his personal life. In this engaging look at his life and career, he tells of big-name players, multimillion dollar deals, and nail-biting playoffs during his rise from minor league wunderkind to general manager of an NBA championship team. He also tells of his heart-crushing divorce and his battle with cancer. In Ahead of the Game he offers readers ten principles for success that will inspire them to live a winning life despite their challenges.

Who s Who Among African Americans

COLEMAN , AVANT PATRICK Educator . Personal : Born Jun 16. 1936 , Rocky Mount , NC ; son of Bessie D Phillips Coleman and Edward William Coleman ; married Willa Jean Monroe Coleman , Apr 28 , 1960 ; children : Jacqueline , Elliotte ...

Who s Who Among African Americans

Chronicles the achievements of over twenty-one thousand African Americans.

New York

Swost Sistean * Air Force One : The Planes and the President Movie : Hysterical Movie : Scarface ( 1983 ) 9:30 Sara Butterflies ... W Movie : Bon Appetit Now From City Hall 11:30 City Comment NBA Basketball : 7:00 Philadelphia 76ers vs.

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