A new book examines the life of an NBA star, a former NBA player and an ESPN analyst, and the people and organizations who shape the game, and how they have shaped the sport over the years.
Theodore Roosevelt, the former President and a former coach, is among the authors.
In the book, titled Theodore Roosevelt: The Man and the Champion, author and historian Dan Shireman writes about the journey of the legendary leader and his life as a coach.
Roosevelt coached the Boston Celtics, which he left in 1933, for 13 seasons before he died in the Oval Office.
He is considered the father of professional basketball.
Roosevelt became president of the United States in January 1921 and became the first president to be assassinated.
He was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1921, in Chicago by a man who was later identified as Abraham Lincoln.
The author, who worked for ESPN from 2000 to 2009, said he wanted to explore the people who shaped the game and their relationships with players and fans, including former players, coaches and executives.
He said that in his research, he found that the sports world has changed in recent decades.
He found that in the past, the professional players didn’t have much control over their careers, said Shiremen.
He wrote that there were people in the business who believed that they could get rich off of professional athletes.