Tim Donaghy Writing Tell All Book on How NBA Execs Influenced Refs

June 12, 2009 at 10:49 am by Terez in Tim Donaghy

Terez, any ideas for my book?

Terez, any ideas for my book?

Tim Donaghy hasn’t finished writing it. The ex-ref’s memoir – part “tell-all” barnburner, part self-help book for gambling addicts – could hit store shelves as early as November. “He’s working on a publishing deal as we speak,” said Pat Zaranek, an inmate consultant who is serving as Donaghy’s spokesman. “It’s a compelling story that tragically illustrates the destructive power of addiction to gambling,” he said. “What Tim wants to do is share this story with the hope that it will help others.” But the book is sure to rile NBA executives, coaches and players by elaborating on the explosive charges that Donaghy made in court filings last year. It will delve into what Donaghy calls a “culture of manipulation and fraud” that permeates the league, Zaranek said. “It’s a tell-all about his 13 years in the NBA,” he said. “He describes how he picked winners 70 to 80 percent of the time and goes into detail about his knowledge of the special relationships between referees and players and coaches” – and how league executives allegedly influenced referees’ calls. NBA commissioner David Stern has strongly denied those claims. — Philadelphia Daily News

Tim needs to find a way to make some money..The dude  owes bookies major cash. -TO

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