Magic Johnson and Larry Bird…

Pat Riley



Thursday, December 15, 2016

It’s season number seven for me as head coach of the boys varsity basketball team at East Lansing High School.

Thanks for visiting. Going to change direction a bit with the blog.


In the past I have posted quotes from players and coaches. From this day on, I will post items about our team keeping you updated on our progress.

The Trojans currently are 1-0 in conference play,  3-0 overall on the season. We’ve won on the road at Dewitt and Haslett.  Our lone home game was a big conference win over Jackson High last Friday night.

Today we prep for a very tough road game tomorrow night at Lansing Everett; alma mater of the greatest point guard in the history of basketball, Magic Johnson.

Yesterday the team watched film of our game against Haslett, a 71-31 victory. We also took a look at Everett to learn a little bit about their team. Everett is well-coached, quick and fast. It’s going to be a very tough game.

Lots to do cover today at practice. We go from 3:00 to 4:45.

Our Freshmen and Junior Varsity teams play at home tonight; freshmen starts at 5:30, followed by JV at 7:00

Coach Finamore



Came across this quote from the greatest point guard of all-time.

36 years ago, Magic was the first player taken in the NBA draft.

Here are his words after officially becoming a Los Angeles Laker.

“I hope I can come in and be a floor leader. Get everybody to work as a unit. That’s what it takes to win – team basketball.”

Keep in mind, Magic was 19 years old at the time.