READ ALL ABOUT THIS YEAR'S PACER-MAKER: BIRD TO SELL STORY
Larry Bird "is selling the story of his first season as
a head coach," according to Michael Shain of the N.Y. POST.
Bird began "quietly circulating a proposal for the book, to
be called 'Full Court Press,' late last week." Bird's
agent, Frank Weimann of the Literary Group, said Bird could
get a $750,000 advance. The book is to be co-written by
Mark Shaw and golf observer Pete Dye. The book will be
written over the course of the upcoming season and likely
hit stores in the fall of '98 (N.Y. POST, 10/12).