The rise of the National Basketball Association

Today's National Basketball Association commands millions of spectators worldwide, and its many franchises are worth hundreds of millions of dollars. But the league wasn't always so successful or glamorous: in the 1940s and 1950s, the NBA and its predecessor, the Basketball Association of...

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Main Author: Surdam, David G.
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2012.
Online Access:JSTOR Books Click here for E-Book. Restricted to IWU Community.
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Table of Contents:
  • ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1. Economics of Sports Leagues""; ""2. The Beginnings (1946-48)""; ""3. The Merger and Its Aftermath (1948-51)""; ""4. Shakedown (1951-54)""; ""5. Stability (1954-57)""; ""6. Moving to Major League Status (1957-62)""; ""Conclusion: The NBA Becomes ""Major League""""; ""Appendix A: Estimating Factors Affecting Net Gate Receipts""; ""Appendix B: Tables""; ""Notes""; ""Selected Bibliography""; ""Index""