By John Feinstein
A Season at the Brink chronicles the basketball season that John Feinstein spent following the Indiana Hoosiers and their fiery trainer, Bob Knight.
Knight granted Feinstein an exceptional inside of examine collage basketball -- with whole entry to each second of the season. Feinstein observed and heard all of it -- practices, staff conferences, process periods, and mid-game huddles -- in the course of Knight's fight to prevent a wasting season.
A Season at the Brink not just captures the drama and strain of big-time university basketball yet paints a vibrant portrait of a posh, amazing trainer strolling a great line among genius and insanity.
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Wow. ” His gaze traveled leisurely over her, his eyes darkening with distinct approval. “You dress down as well as you dress up. The rumpled, fresh-out-of-bed look suits you,” he said with a sexy grin. Her face warmed at the compliment and her body followed suit. “I didn’t realize you were that much taller than my sister,” he said, taking in the sweats that she’d rolled around her calves. She glanced down at her bare ankles. ” A flush rose to her cheeks. She could say the same about how good he looked, too.
Amy had grown up listening to her uncle’s stories of his famous clients. And Amy had inadvertently played the role of doting admirer. But that wasn’t who she was. Amy wasn’t into the glitz, glamour and fame celebrity brought. She exhaled a stream of air, annoyed at herself for giving Roper any thought at all. She forced herself to focus to the holiday decorations that lingered from Christmas and the pretty silver balls hanging from the ceiling. A professionally decorated tree sat in the corner twinkling with lights that were sure to be taken down soon after the first of the year.
And he must have been right because the guests, talking loudly among themselves, headed for the front of the offices leading to the hallway. “Let’s get moving,” he said. “Are you serious? ” Panicked, she grabbed for her heels. ” He swallowed a laugh, knowing her fear was real. ” She narrowed her gaze. “Haven’t you ever seen The Towering Inferno? ” He chuckled aloud this time. “It’s a bad seventies movie, not reality. But you have a point. Let’s get going. If the shoes don’t hurt, you can keep them on.
A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bobby Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers by John Feinstein