Basketball great Bill Walton has a book deal

Basketball great Bill Walton has a book deal

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EAST RUTHERFORD - JUNE 9: NBA legends Bill Russell and Bill Walton talk before game three of the NBA Finals on June 9, 2002 at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The New Jersey Nets are attempting to stop the Los Angeles Lakers from winning their third championship in a row. AFP PHOTO/MATT CAMPBELL (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 6:28 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 3 at 10:03 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball great Bill Walton is ready to recap his amazing career and even more amazing recovery.

Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday that Walton, 59, is working on a memoir that will come out in the fall of 2013. The book is tentatively called "Back From the Dead." It will cover everything from Walton's triumphs with UCLA to his overcoming a stutter and becoming a broadcaster to the collapsed spine that left him hardly able to move for three years. The book will be co-authored by veteran sportswriter John Papanek.

Financial terms were not disclosed. Walton was represented by Washington attorney Robert Barnett, whose clients range from President Barack Obama to singer/actress Barbra Streisand.

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