Tag: Basketball

Vagrant Kings: A story of dumb luck

In its first two weeks as an e-book, “Vagrant Kings: David Stern, Kevin Johnson and the NBA’s Orphan Team,” has become one of America’s most controversial and best selling new sports books. I didn’t plan it that way. Two weeks ago, I didn’t know what to expect in terms of sales. And while I believed…




‘Vagrant Kings’ Amazon best-seller

Less than 72 hours after its launch on Amazon, the e-book “Vagrant Kings: David Stern, Kevin Johnson and the NBA’s Orphan Team” is one of the hottest sports books in the United States. “Vagrant Kings” hit No. 6 on Amazon’s sports/basketball best-seller list three days after its release on September 22, 2013, the 71st birthday of…




‘Vagrant Kings’ now on Amazon

As promised, “Vagrant Kings: David Stern, Kevin Johnson and the NBA’s Orphan Team” is now available in e-edition on Amazon. http://amzn.to/19qMB6O The book, by veteran journalist R.E. Graswich, explores the unique relationship between NBA Commissioner Stern and Mayor Johnson as they strategize to anchor America’s most migratory sports team, the Sacramento Kings. The e-edition was…




Sneak preview from “Vagrant Kings.” How Seattle blew it

A sneak preview from “Vagrant Kings: David Stern, Kevin Johnson and the NBA’s Orphan Team.” Download the book later this month: “But (Chris) Hansen’s quick-kill strategy carried a monumental risk. By agreeing to buy the Kings before the team was relocated, Hansen and (Steve) Ballmer were giving away the Maloof family’s strongest leverage point with…




Always judge a book by its cover

The first idea involved a stolen shopping cart filled with dirty, old Kings basketball gear. Above the cart, in navy blue letters, the words “Vagrant Kings.” The shopping cart routine seemed a little too high-concept for a book on the history of the Sacramento Kings franchise. So I decided to keep it simple when designing…




Keys to the Kingdom…

Every story needs an ending. This is a problem when your story is the definitive book on the Sacramento Kings. Since starting work full-time on the Kings book project in January, I’ve had serious pleasure digging into archives and uncovering forgotten truths about America’s most vagrant sports team. From the Great Depression in Rochester, through…




Coming Soon…

The definitive story of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings by the writer who was there. No professional sports team in U.S. history has been more portable than the franchise that began life during the Great Depression as a barnstorming group in Rochester, N.Y. Now, after decades of bouncing across the country, the Kings are anchored in…