Marty has just published a book called, "Justice for All! The History of the Justice Center." In this fascinating book, you'll learn interesting facts about the building, the teams and the players who made it one of the toughest venues for visiting teams to play in. You will read about famous coaches, NBA players and other celebrities who have appeared at the gym. In countless interviews with former coaches, players, administrators and fans, Nicholson has uncovered a treasure-trove of information about the building. From the initial contract to build it through the exciting finish of the 2010-11 basketball season, the book covers it all.
Jim Baker, former Asheville Citizen-Times sportswriter and a long-time Bulldog supporter and historian said, "The sights, sounds, players and personalities who breathed life into Justice Center for nearly a half-century take the court in this book about UNC Asheville's cozy basketball home from 1963-2011. From the early days of Coach Bob Hartman to the 1984 NAIA women's national championship team to Coach Eddie Biedenbach's two improbable trips to the NCAA Tournament, Marty Nicholson engagingly tells its story through tireless research and wide-ranging interviews. As UNC Asheville looks forward to its first season in the glistening Kimmel Arena next door, now is the time look back at where it all began."
There are two ways to purchase your copy of the book.
1. DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER: Priced at $13.99 (plus shipping). Click on this link (www.friesenpress.com/bookstore/title/119734000003996429) to go directly to the website page for the book. The order button is on the right side of the page.
2. ORDER IT FROM THE UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE, online at the bookstore's website (www.bkstr.com/Home/10001-226405-1) or buy your copy at Kimmel Arena in the team store later this month. Price to be determined.