"The Secretary of Schoolin' People": Adaptation in Sports Illustrated Focuses on Arne Duncan

A three-page adaptation from The Audacity of Hoop appears in the Scorecard section of the November 30, 2015 issue of Sports Illustrated. The excerpt makes the case that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who will leave next month after the second-longest tenure among members of Barack Obama's original cabinet, "is the most consequential basketball figure in the administration, on the court and off." It highlights both Duncan's extraordinary career as a competitive 3-on-3 player, and his role in prodding the NCAA to adopt the more stringent standards that caused UConn's men's basketball team to sit out the tournament for deficiencies in its Academic Progress Rate (APR). Read the full excerpt by clicking here.