Buffalo, Home of the Braves, Limited Edition

Tim Wendel ’96

Sun Bear Press; First edition

  • 2009 |
  • ALUMNI |
  • BOOK |
  • knight-wallace |

“Buffalo, Home of the Braves” chronicles the Buffalo’s meteoric rise as a National Basketball Association franchise that played in Buffalo’s Memorial Auditorium (the Aud) from 1970-78. This 216 page limited edition book features 250 vintage color and black and white photos along with interviews with key players (Bob McAdoo, Randy Smith, Ernie DiGregorio), coach Dr. Jack Ramsay, team founder and owner Paul Snyder, and team play by play announcer Van Miller. The Buffalo Braves made history with their up tempo style of play, three NBA Rookies of the Year, and consecutive scoring titles by a young and emerging Bob McAdoo. The book tells the story of a team of immense promise that would ultimately be squandered by an impatient ownership but supported by appreciative fans that rocked Buffalo’s Aud. The team’s identity is closely tied to Randy Smith a seventh round draft pick from Buffalo State who turned a courtesy training camp invitation into a record setting NBA iron man career.

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