The TrueHoopheads have gone through Tim Donaghy's book and done the yeoman's work of checking some of his claims against box scores, play-by-plays and betting lines. They've found a few implausibilities. Go read. [TrueHoop, also]
The former NBA referee's memoir, quashed by Random House under pressure from the NBA, has found a home with VTi-Group, a media company based in Tampa. The book is now called Personal Foul and will be out by Christmas.
We've obtained a copy of Tim Donaghy's book, Blowing the Whistle, which purports to expose the NBA's "culture of fraud" and which Random House was set to publish next month — until, a source says, the league threatened to sue.