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    50 Years in the Pit by Gary Herron

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    This book is a must have for Lobo basketball junkies. Available on Amazon but buy locally if you can.

    Dream Style Remodeling is selling it as is UNM Bookstore and Bookworks on Rio Grande Blvd.



    http://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque...pit/1092067838



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    It's better for the local store if you buy it locally, of course, but better for the author if you buy it through Amazon.

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    I heard Gary Herron on a radio interview yesterday. He specifically stated that he did not write this book to make money and he asked that those who can to buy the book locally.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Lobo View Post
    I heard Gary Herron on a radio interview yesterday. He specifically stated that he did not write this book to make money and he asked that those who can to buy the book locally.
    Thank you. That's all I need.

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    Does the PIT store have it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightWolf View Post
    Does the PIT store have it?
    Not sure, but they should. Give them a ring: (505) 925-1580



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    Thanks Digi. Stopped by Bookworks today and picked up my copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Thanks Digi. Stopped by Bookworks today and picked up my copy.

    What's the verdict? : )



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    Well, not a good start to my Monday.
    On my way to work, stopped by at Bookworks in the north valley. They were out.
    So I figured I'd try the Den Store at the PIT. Didn't know they're only open now on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12-5. Guess I should've called first but it was on my way to work so I didn't mind. Guess I'll keep looking.

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    Sorry for taking the last copy. ��

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    Told my wife to get me the book for my birthday. Can't wait!

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    Got mine today at Barnes and Noble . I would've felt odd going to Dreamstyle Remodeling just to buy a book.
    Excellent book, well worth the $39.95 I spent. Loaded with lots of nostalgic photos that brought back memories. I highly recommend it.
    If you remember guys like Gabe Nava and Alan Dolensky, this is the book for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightWolf View Post
    Got mine today at Barnes and Noble . I would've felt odd going to Dreamstyle Remodeling just to buy a book.
    Excellent book, well worth the $39.95 I spent. Loaded with lots of nostalgic photos that brought back memories. I highly recommend it.
    If you remember guys like Gabe Nava and Alan Dolensky, this is the book for you.
    Guess I know what I'm spending my Barnes and Noble gift card on.

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    I received my copy today. It is very nicely done. However, it omits mention of two events that I familiar with.

    1.The US basketball trials for the1968 Olympics at high altitude Mexico City were held on April 4-6, 1968 at what was officially known then as University Arena.
    2. Probably the biggest omission was the USA vs Russia basketball game on May 2, 1973 at a sold out Pit on a Wednesday night. The US team coached by Bob Cousy beat the Russians 83-67 to help avenge their loss in the 1972 Olympics when the USSR was given three chances win the game. The US team included Ernie DiGregorio, Sven Nater, Bobby Jones, George Karl and Bill Walton (who did not play due to injury). The game was sponsored by the Albuquerque Jaycees and was the smallest city to host a game on the six city tour.

    How many readers are old enough to remember that great game a the PIT?

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    Amazon is reporting that only one (1) copy is left in stock. However, more are on the way. Of course, immediate download is available for those with Kindle(s).
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    Quote Originally Posted by elmassuave View Post
    Amazon is reporting that only one (1) copy is left in stock. However, more are on the way. Of course, immediate download is available for those with Kindle(s).
    My book on Amazon is made-to-order, so the stock doesn't really matter. When they put my book up, it had a sale with one copy left, and I hadn't even finished with the hard copy layout yet.

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    There are also new or slightly used copies available through dealers on Amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkon View Post
    I received my copy today. It is very nicely done. However, it omits mention of two events that I familiar with.

    1.The US basketball trials for the1968 Olympics at high altitude Mexico City were held on April 4-6, 1968 at what was officially known then as University Arena.
    2. Probably the biggest omission was the USA vs Russia basketball game on May 2, 1973 at a sold out Pit on a Wednesday night. The US team coached by Bob Cousy beat the Russians 83-67 to help avenge their loss in the 1972 Olympics when the USSR was given three chances win the game. The US team included Ernie DiGregorio, Sven Nater, Bobby Jones, George Karl and Bill Walton (who did not play due to injury). The game was sponsored by the Albuquerque Jaycees and was the smallest city to host a game on the six city tour.

    How many readers are old enough to remember that great game a the PIT?
    I don’t recall the Olympic trials and I vaguely remember the game against the Russians, but I definitely remember the 1977 exhibition game where the Lobos coached by Stormin’ Norm Ellenberger and led by Coop and Marvin “Automatic” Johnson dismantled the Cuban National team in a Pit game which I was in attendance.

    Here’s a good recap of that game penned by yours truly (with copious plagiarizing from the great Bart Ripp [Abq Tribune] and Carlos Salazar [Abq Journal]) and expertly edited by Jimmy Hester aka the Big Bad Wolf.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.wolf-bytes.com/index_files/Calender/AR00.htm



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