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Jalen Rose planning a book about the Fab Five

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The saga (and the storytelling) of the Fab Five will continue this fall, as Terry Foster of The Detroit News is reporting that Jalen Rose will release a book about the era at Michigan called, “Got to Give the People What They Want.”

Scheduled to be released on Oct. 6, Foster reports that Rose has spent a year-and-a-half working on the book, which Rose did not provide specifics about at the Jalen Rose Golf Outing early this week.

One of the topics of discussion will surely be Rose’s strained relationship with former teammate Chris Webber. Foster asked Rose about his relationship with Webber and Jalen sounded hopeful about repairing things eventually:

“You will see when it comes out,” Rose said. “(Webber) is my brother. It’s no slight or dis.”

Rose said he wishes Webber still were part of his inner circle, but believes they will patch up their differences.

“I unite,” Rose said. “When you have a fractured relationship you hope that time heals all wounds. I think that will be the case. It does bother me but I think we will find ways to mend fences.”

Rose has been the most outwardly vocal member of the Fab Five in recent years, as he helped produce the documentary, The Fab Five, a project in which only Webber did not participate. Other Fab Five members Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson all have good relationships with Rose and they all appeared in the documentary.

It will be interesting to hear what Rose has to say in the new Fab Five book he’s planning to release, specifically the parts about Webber. Until Rose and Webber are on good terms it will be the intriguing point of conversation about the group until some other kind of new information is revealed. Hopefully Webber and Rose and can amends and start to speak on one of the fun modern eras of college basketball.