Digger Phelps's Tales from the Notre Dame Hardwood
by Digger Phelps and Tim Bourret ’77, ’78MCA (Sports Publishing)
Reading the former ND basketball coach’s book is like sharing a beer with a voluble old pal. The ESPN commentator coached the Fighting Irish for 20 years and had plenty of stoires to tell. Whether divulging the practical jokes he both played and endured, detailing the excitement of wins over number-one-ranked teams or naming his all-time Notre Dame teams, Phelps keeps up a lively patter.
He also writes about his relationship with various Domers, including Father Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, president emeritus of the University, and various footbal and other coaches.