“Justice For All! The History of the Justice Center”, published by FriesenPress, is now available! This is the link to the PAGE where you can buy the book for just $13.99 plus shipping.
I spent nearly 18 months researching, interviewing and writing this historical book that showcases the famous and not-so-famous players, coaches, administrators and fans of UNC Asheville and their opponents. I have uncovered some interesting facts about the gym and about one of the nation’s smallest Division I athletics programs – UNC Asheville.
Here’s what is being said about the book:
“The Justice Center was the home for UNC Asheville basketball for 47 seasons. With the opening of the new Kimmel Arena in November, 2011, a new chapter has begun. 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 championship team to Coach Eddie Biedenbach’s two improbable trips to the NCAA Tournament, the story of the Justice Center has been engagingly told through tireless research and wide-ranging interviews. As UNC Asheville looks forward to its first season in Kimmel Arena, now is the time to look back at where it all began.” JIM BAKER, fan since 1966 and Asheville Citizen-Times sports writer 1979-96.