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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sam Smith  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1948 in Brooklyn, New York


-- Sam Smith on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=sam+smith

E-Mail: -- asksam@bulls.com


Illinois Connection

Since October, 2008 sports journalist Sam Smith has been doing all his writing and continuing his popular NBA column exclusively on the the Chicago Bulls' web site, Bulls. com.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sam Smith covered the Bulls and the NBA for the Chicago Tribune for 25 years. He is the author of the best selling The Jordan Rules, which was top ten on the New York Times Bestseller List for three months. Smith served as president of the Professional Basketball Writers Association for four terms, a feat no one else has accomplished. He also served on committees for the NBA and The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

Second coming :
ISBN: 0060175028. OCLC Number: 33044526

HarperCollins Publishers,. .

A behind-the-scenes account of the events in 1993-1995 when Michael Jordan, shaken by the murder of his father, left basketball to play baseball and came back eighteen months later to play for the Chicago Bulls again.

Second coming :
ISBN: 0061094552. OCLC Number: 36079522

HarperPaperbacks,. .

The Jordan rules /
ISBN: 0671796666. OCLC Number: 32551125

Pocket Books,. .

Tells how the Chicago Bulls basketball team came together to win the 1991 NBA championship.

The Jordan rules :
ISBN: 9781938120534. OCLC Number: 836763112

Diversion Books,. .

Tells how the Chicago Bulls basketball team came together to win the 1991 NBA championship.