Hoop Dreams High: Knicks Legend Wants to Start Basketball-Themed Charter

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State panel considers proposal from Earl “The Pearl” Monroe and others for high school that would use academics to expose New York City students to careers in the sports industry

New York Knicks great Earl “The Pearl” Monroe and fellow basketball lovers want a shot at opening an unusual charter high school devoted to the game.

They aim to use basketball to draw New York City teenagers into academics and expose them to potential careers in the sports industry, including scouting, coaching, nutrition, marketing, finance and law. Only some students would play on school teams.