FRIDAY’S FADE-AWAY JUMPERS
Bernard King’s Journey to Springfield: Mike Geary, women’s assistant basketball coach at the University of Detroit, “He (King) put the ball in the basket before his defender knew he had the ball.” Here’s all you need to know about Coach Geary; I’ve talked to thousands of people over the years regarding basketball. No one, and I mean no one, knows more about the roundball than the Titans women’s coach.
1- Wire staff at the LA Times on Billy Gillispie, ex-head coach at Texas Tech. He resigned citing health issues. It’s going to be interesting to see who gets this gig. If I’m the athletic director at Texas Tech, I’d call Fran Fraschilla at ESPN.
2-Press Connects.com on Tommy Dempsey, the new head coach at Binghamton. Dempsey is in his first season after coming over from Rider.
3-Larry Celona of the NY Post on three LIU players charged in dorm brawl on the Brooklyn campus.
4-Dick Weiss of the NY Daily News on Marv Kessler who passed away at the age of 82.
5-Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe on Keyon Dooling who has decided to retire. I recall watching Dooling as a senior in high school; he had a nice battle with Marcus Taylor.
Today’s Birthday’s: (Thanks to Darryl Matthews, A.K.A., “Camp Darryl.”) Doug Moe (’38), Artis Gilmore (’48) Bob Huggins (’53), Sidney Moncrief (’57), Rick Mahorn (’58), Bryce Drew (’74)