Blood in the Garden: a book about the New York Knicks in the 90s

I have a passing interest in basketball but I love good lore and this book on the New York Knicks piqued my interest. Blood in the Garden examines the Knicks from the 90s and their wild rides through the decade.

Now, through his original reporting and interviews with more than two hundred people, author Chris Herring delves into the origin, evolution, and eventual demise of the iconic club. He takes us inside the locker room, executive boardrooms, and onto the court for the key moments that lifted the club to new heights, and the ones that threatened to send everything crashing down in spectacular fashion.

Blood in the Garden is a portrait filled with eye-opening details that have never been shared before, revealing the full story of the franchise in the midst of the NBA’s golden era. And rest assured, no punches will be pulled. Which is just how those rough-and-tumble Knicks would like it.

It’s out next year (18th Jan) so watch this space.

Update: Chris Herring published an excerpt on FiveThirtyEight to celebrate the release of the book.

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