Big League City: Oklahoma City's Rise to the NBA

  • by David Holt
  • Narrated by David Holt
  • 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Big League City is the fascinating story behind that transformative moment when The Thunder came to Oklahoma City, elevating it to a big league city.
David Holt's position as the Mayor's assistant gave him a unique opportunity to observe how a singular series of serendipitous events paired with the stubborn commitment of his sports minded boss, the Mayor, and the remarkably unified effort of a group of perceptive investors, community leaders and city staff brought the dream of NBA basketball to Oklahoma City.
Holt, a lawyer and first time author, writes with the clear narrative style of natural story teller. In his deft hands the story becomes a compelling chronicle and a good read. It will be of interest not only to Thunder fans but also to the growing number of those fascinated by Oklahoma City's assent into the ranks of a truly vibrant and exciting American Cities.


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An instant classic & a must read!

This is a very quick read, and it covers the bridge between politics and sports. The masterful David Holt, presently a State Senator, but at the time of moving the Sonics to OKC was the Chief of Staff to the Mayor. His insight on the process of attracting, and moving a Big League team to a city is very interesting. There are a lot of aspects you would never think of, but find very interesting. Also, the financial conservationism of the city is something you often do not see any more. If you find the business process of sports interesting at all, and if you like politics, you will love this book!

Also, the author is the narrator. It is brilliant. You would think that David Holt did narration as his day job. He must have been in theater at some point. It is very easy to listen to, and I highly recommend it. I actually own this book in hard copy, kindle, and on audible. I can't wait for David's next book!
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- James from Austin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-12-2013
  • Publisher: David Holt