ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kerry Eggers is a journalist/author who wrote sports for Portland newspapers for 45 years. He worked for the Oregon Journal from 1975-82, at The Oregonian from 1982-2000 and at the Portland Tribune from 2001-2020. Eggers is a six-time the National Sports Media Association’s Oregon Sportswriter of the Year, winning in 1981, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2011 and 2018.
Through his career, Eggers covered a variety of major events, including two Summer Olympic Games, four Super Bowls, a World Series, two major-league All-Star Games, five College World Series, two national championship football games, three Davis Cup ties, a golf U.S. Open, a Pro Bowl, six track and field Olympic trials and many NBA Finals and NBA All-Star games.
Eggers is past president of Track & Field Writers of America and recipient of the Jesse Abrahamson Award as the nation’s top track and field writer. In 2014, he was honored with the “DNA Award” — recognizing “extraordinary passion and dedication to sport in Oregon” — at the Oregon Sports Awards.
This is Eggers’ eighth book. The others: Blazers Profiles (1991), Against the World (1993, with co-author Dwight Jaynes), Wherever You May Be: The Bill Schonely Story (1999), Clyde “The Glide” Drexler: My Life in Basketball (2004), Oregon State University Football Vault (2009), The Civil War Rivalry: Oregon vs. Oregon State (2014) and Jail Blazers: How the Portland Trail Blazers Became the Bad Boys of Basketball (2018).