COVID-19 Response at

Read what we're doing...

Jail Blazers


Product Description
Product Details

About the Author

Kerry Eggers is a sportswriter who has covered Portland sports for more than forty years, writing for the Portland Tribune since its inception in 2001. He is a five-time winner of the Oregon Sportswriter of the Year Award and has covered major sporting events throughout his career, including the Summer Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series, and NBA Finals to name a few. He is the author of six books, including Blazers Profiles, Clyde the Glide, and The Civil War Rivalry: Oregon vs. Oregon State.


"One of the great cult teams in NBA history deserves its own book (and, for that matter, movie). Eggers is the perfect chronicler and he delivers with (pardon the pun) this blunt retelling. The anecdotes equally maddening and comical capture an era. But the larger story enablers, unaccountability, and the corrosive influence of money is timeless." Jon Wertheim, executive editor, Sports Illustrated "You will want to read Jail Blazers ever so slowly. So many delectable details to digest and savor. So much was news to me." Peter Vecsey, the first national NBA columnist, NBC/TNT/NBA-TV analyst "The Jail Blazers a team and an era we're not likely to ever see again in any self-respecting professional sports league. It was a constant tightrope walk between comedy and tragedy. Kerry Eggers's exhaustive research brings it all back in an incredible saga of a franchise gone wrong. Whether you are a Trail Blazer fan or not, this book will amaze you." Dwight Jaynes, digital editor/on-air host, NBC Sports Northwest "A comprehensive look at one of the darkest eras of Trail Blazers basketball, which is enriched by extensive interviews from many of the key characters. Jail Blazers even unearths some untold stories and scenes that will remind just how wild and crazy the ride was for Trail Blazers' fans." Jason Quick, The Athletic "Kerry Eggers provides excellent, in-depth, never-before-told events that occurred during the Jail Blazer era. This book is a must-read for sports fans who crave unfiltered, behind-the-scenes details about a group of talented, volatile players that shaped history." Chris Haynes, senior NBA insider, Yahoo! Sports "Jail Blazers" is a book intended for basketball junkies, full of historical quotes and contemporary interviews with members of the team, as well as lookbacks at particular games throughout the course of several seasons. But it comes off as an account of corporate mismanagement, too. Chris Deaton, Washington Times "Jail Blazers: How the Portland Trail Blazers Became the Bad Boys of Basketball details the NBA team's successful yet troubled run during the late '90s and early 2000s. Kerry Eggers, who covered the Trail Blazers during this controversial era, goes back to share the stories from the players, coaches, management and those in Portland when the players were in the headlines as much for their play as for their legal issues." Tom Eggers, The News-Review

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Jail Blazers: How the Portland Trail Blazers Became the Bad Boys of Basketball on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by, Inc.
Back to top