The SPHAS (Hardcover)

The Life and Times of Basketball's Greatest Jewish Team

By Doug Stark

Temple University Press, 9781592136339, 344pp.

Publication Date: May 13, 2011

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The history of the South Philadelphia Hebrew Association's basketball team and the legends it spawned

About the Author

Douglas Stark is the Museum Director of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum.

Praise For The SPHAS: The Life and Times of Basketball's Greatest Jewish Team

"[A]n extremely well-researched book, one that captures in detail a bygone era, and belongs on the bookshelf of anyone with an interest in basketball history."
— Providence Journal

"Douglas Stark has made a valuable contribution in bringing back to life a vibrant era in early basketball history. His portraits of the players, their fans, and such memorable figures as team founder Eddie Gottlieb and announcer Dave Zinkoff will entertain and instruct lovers of not only basketball but also American urban history."
—Lee Lowenfish, author of Branch Rickey: Baseball's Ferocious Gentleman