Crooked Zebra

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Crooked Zebra
Author Bob Weltlich
Country United States
Language English
Genre Crime novel
Publisher AuthorHouse
Publication date
24 November 2004
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 352 pp
ISBN 978-1-4208-0846-9
OCLC 60642958

Crooked Zebra is a 2004 novel by former University of Texas college basketball coach Bob Weltlich.

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Jim Stanton, the narrator, tells the tale of Bob Girard, a former college basketball player who now runs a popular basketball camp for children in South Florida.

Chad Payne, an eleven-year-old basketball phenom, sneaks into the camp. Girard rescues Chad from a broken home and encourages him. Eventually, Chad grows up, becomes a star and signs with Duke University. Meanwhile, Girard becomes a college basketball referee with troubled finances.

Bob begins to make extra money by fixing games, he becomes so good at it, and so greedy, that he, with support from the mafia, attempts to fix the national championship game.

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