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Case Study: Overcoming Professional Basketball's Commons Dilemma: THE PHIL JACKSON STORY

ROBERT V. DODGE

in Schelling's Game Theory: How to Make Decisions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199857203
eISBN:
9780199932597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857203.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Phil Jackson is the most successful coach in the history of the National Basketball Association, though he has little in common with the players. The son of two Assemblies of God ministers from the ... More


Mortgaging Michael Jordan’s Reputation

Jeffrey Lane

in Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737516
eISBN:
9781604737523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737516.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the impacts of the issues that Michael Jordan has faced after retiring for the third time. It points out that Jordan’s image took the National Basketball Association (NBA) by ... More


Bullish on Image: Basketball and the Promotion of Postindustrial Chicago

Sean Dinces

in Bulls Markets: Chicago's Basketball Business and the New Inequality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583211
eISBN:
9780226583358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226583358.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 documents how Chicago elites welcomed and promoted Michael Jordan and the Bulls of the 1990s as saviors of the city's global reputation. This process supplemented larger efforts by Mayor ... More


It’s gotta be the shoes: Nike in the Spike-o-sphere

Jeff Scheible

in Shoe Reels: The History and Philosophy of Footwear in Film

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474451406
eISBN:
9781474495332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451406.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the history and significance of Nike shoes within the auteurist mediascape that Spike Lee has cultivated for over three decades. Lee has steadily created his own dynamic, ... More


Hero or Mascot? Fantasies of Identification

Erin C. Tarver

in The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226469935
eISBN:
9780226470276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470276.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Many have argued that the racial integration of sports is indicative of racial progress, since white fans now cheer for players of color. This chapter argues that although such fans may root for and ... More


Thai People Don’t Get Hate Mail: Race and Golf in the Age of Tiger Woods

Lane Demas

in Game of Privilege: An African American History of Golf

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634227
eISBN:
9781469634241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634227.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the decline of golf in America’s inner cities in the 1980s, subsequent efforts to increase minority participation, and the rise of Tiger Woods. Complicating the notion of Woods ... More


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