Rob Rains is a former National League beat writer for USA Today's Baseball Weekly and for three years covered the St. Louis Cardinals for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. He is the author or co-author of autobiographies or biographies of Tony La Russa, Ozzie Smith, Mark McGwire, Jack Buck, Red Schoendienst and many other sports celebrities. Hellen Carpenter is the granddaughter of James Naismith. For more than 40 years she had in her possession more than 200 documents from Naismith's files which were instrumental in crafting this biography.
Foreword by Roy Williams Introduction by Hellen Naismith Dodd Carpenter 1. Growing Up 2. The College Years 3. The Springfi eld Challenge-and a New Game 4. The Game Is Born 5. A New Frontier 6. KU Bound 7. The Student Arrives 8. A Revolution Calls 9. A Raging War 10. Happy Homecoming 11. Becoming a Mentor 12. Olympic Pride 13. The Changing Game 14. Death of a Legend 15. A Great Game 16. The Man, More Than Basketball Index