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THE SUPER K's
It was an historic moment when Duke Coach Mike Krzyewski and his mentor, former Coach Bob Knight
embraced after Coach K surpassed Knight as the
college basketball coach with the most wins.
And it was special. Touching even. Coach K
played for Knight at Army and was an assistant to Knight.
I consider it good fortune to have spent time with both
men. I covered Bob Knight for a couple of decades.
The men admire each other. Both are brilliant students of the game and they have an unequaled success. And as Knight mentored Coach K, Coach K has mentored many others. Before moving from Indiana, one of our "farewell tour" events was watching Duke play IU at Assembly Hall.
My WISH TV sports anchor Anthony Calhoun arranged for tickets immediately behind the Duke bench. What a show!
When Coach K, stood, his assistant coaches stood. When
he unbuttoned his blue blazer, his assistant coaches unbuttoned their blue blazers, and so it went.
My all time favorite coach was the great Johnny Wooden
who combined class and decorum with brilliance.
Coach K is cut from that cloth. The kids who emulate him
are getting a good pattern of excellence.
Last night as I watched Mike and Bob embrace
I thought that if Bob had better controlled his
emotions and had found, at times, a better and more appropriate channel for his
extraordinary perception of the game, Mike
might still be trying to better Knight's record.
ONE MORE TIME
GET THE BIG MONEY OUT OF POLITICS
Tea party or OWS activist, conservative or
liberal, regardless of your stance, all should
agree that getting big money out of politics
will make for better government.
In fact experience leads me to believe until
corporate and big dollar influence is limited
we'll continue to see a deterioration of the quality
of government and a sell out to denizens of greed.
NPR presented a brilliant demonstration of the problem
with a focus on how the Nixon administration sold out
to the milk producers. What was illegal then is noW
appropriate. This might raise your blood pressure.
The Big Blue (and turquoise)
Well off the beaten path
See you down the trail.