Former NBA star Bill Walton has signed a book deal for his memoir with Simon & Schuster. Walton’s (pictured, via) book will be titled Back From the Dead.

According to CollegeBasketballTalk, sports writer John Papanek has agreed to co-author this project. The publisher has the book scheduled for release in fall 2013.

Here’s more from the Mail Tribune: “[The book] will cover everything from Walton’s triumphs with UCLA and the Portland Trail Blazers to his overcoming a stutter and becoming a broadcaster to the collapsed spine that left him hardly able to move for three years … 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.”