Book Signings and Events

Built to Lose
Jake Fischer
Virtual Event with Mystery Lovers Bookshop
Oakmont, PA (map it)
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 7:00pm

Join author Jake Fischer for a virtual book event for his new book, Built to Lose, hosted by Mystery Lovers Bookshop.

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By Jake Fischer


ISBN 9781629378718

Published May 2021

<div><p><strong>&ldquo;From front offices to college campuses, Jake Fischer takes you on an engrossing tour of the NBA in its latest golden age, when some of the most captivating teams won by losing.&rdquo;&nbsp;&mdash;Lee Jenkins, former&nbsp;<em>Sports Illustrated</em>&nbsp;NBA writer&nbsp;</strong></p><p><strong>An&nbsp;insider&nbsp;account of modern NBA&nbsp;team-building,&nbsp;based on hundreds of exclusive interviews&nbsp;</strong></p><p>A&nbsp;single&nbsp;transcendent talent can change the fortunes of&nbsp;an NBA&nbsp;franchise.&nbsp;One only&nbsp;has to&nbsp;recall the frenzy&nbsp;surrounding recent top pick Zion Williamson to&nbsp;recognize&nbsp;teams&rsquo; willingness to lose games now for the sake of winning championships later.&nbsp;It&rsquo;s a story that weaves its way behind closed doors to reveal intricate machinations normally hidden from public view.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Backed by extensive reporting and hundreds of interviews with top players, coaches, and executives, Jake Fischer chronicles secret pre-draft workouts, feuding between player agents and executives, surprising trade negotiations, interpersonal conflicts, organizational power struggles, and infamous public relations fiascos, making for a fascinating&nbsp;look at the NBA.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>The definitive account of&nbsp;the NBA&rsquo;s tanking era, when teams raced to the bottom&nbsp;in the hope of eventually winning a championship.&nbsp;</strong></p></div>