Patty Mills: Beyond Basketball

Boti Nagy

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ISBN: 9781922810106
Publish Date: 4/8/2022
Page Count: 256

Patty Mills is the first book exploring the Indigenous Australian athlete and trail blazer—the first Indigenous Australian to win an NBA Championship in 2014 with the San Antonio Spurs. He continues to break records and inspire with his achievements, all of which are covered in this tribute to the extraordinary sportsman.

In 2021 he led the Boomers to their first Olympic medal at the Tokyo Olympics, arguably the greatest single game played by anyone wearing the green-and-gold for an Australian men’s basketball team, and in 2022 he was awarded an AM (Member of the Order of Australia) for charitable initiatives in the Indigenous community and his contribution to basketball in the Australia Day honours.

Award-winning sports writer Boti Nagy celebrates the star athlete’s achievements on the court and gives an overview of Australian basketball history, the Boomers, past Olympic campaigns, and standout players who paved the way for Patty Mills and others of his generation. Beyond basketball the book looks at Mills’ understanding of his identity as an Indigenous Australian through his family history and his off-court leadership efforts in creating pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as a spokesman and ambassador. 



About the author:

Former News Corporation journalist and multiple award-winning sports writer Boti Nagy is a five-time nominee for Basketball Australia’s Hall of Fame for his contribution to the sport, and was inducted last year into the Basketball SA Hall of Fame. He previously has written three critically-acclaimed books on basketball, “High Flyers,” “Mahervellous! The Brett Maher Story” and “A Type of Life” his memoir in the sport. 

Starting his career at the keyboard as a 15-year-old contributor to South Australia’s weekly “Messenger” newspaper, Nagy secured a cadetship with News Corporation in 1974 and rapidly earnt a reputation for his accuracy, fearlessness and flair, setting a benchmark for those to follow as a 12-time winner of national Basketball Writer of the Year awards. 

During his working life, he has covered Olympic Games and basketball World Championships, with the unique distinction of seeing every team since the launch of the National Basketball League in 1979 and the Women’s NBL in 1981.