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The Beginnings (1946–48)

David George Surdam

in The Rise of the National Basketball Association

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037139
eISBN:
9780252094248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037139.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the origins of the BAA, which was fraught with disappointment and difficulties. The nascent BAA sought the two advantages of territorial rights and the reserve clause that other ... More


The NBA Becomes “Major League”

David George Surdam

in The Rise of the National Basketball Association

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037139
eISBN:
9780252094248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037139.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This concluding chapter summarizes the NBA's troubled history and its eventual prosperity. It discusses how a series of events and decisions helped improve the league's prospects. The BAA/NBA ... More


The Astronomical Society of Glasgow

David Clarke

in Reflections on the Astronomy of Glasgow: A story of some 500 years

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748678891
eISBN:
9780748689286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678891.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Local interest in astronomy has always been strong in Glasgow. This chapter covers stories of public movements of 1808 and 1836 both leading to the building of two observatories. Towards the end of ... More


Introduction

David George Surdam

in The Rise of the National Basketball Association

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037139
eISBN:
9780252094248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037139.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This introductory chapter describes the “bush league” characteristics of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) early days. While basketball was quite popular in the 1940s, and college ... More


Economics of Sports Leagues

David George Surdam

in The Rise of the National Basketball Association

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037139
eISBN:
9780252094248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037139.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter is a general overview of the economic aspects of professional team sports leagues as well as the American economy. The NBA's turbulent birth as the BAA demonstrated that professional ... More


The Merger and Its Aftermath (1948–51)

David George Surdam

in The Rise of the National Basketball Association

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037139
eISBN:
9780252094248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037139.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter chronicles the 1949 merger between the BAA and the NBL and its aftermath. The BAA owners' decision to absorb the most attractive NBL teams obviously looms large in the league's ... More


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