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Coach Dick Katte’s secret is simple and straightforward; work very hard and demand the same from your team, adapt to the changes in players and parents over time and never waver from the core principles that make you one of the most honored and respected coaches in the nation s high school basketball history.
While researching, Reborn, author, Mark Montieth spent decades conducting extensive interviews and gained access to previously unseen internal documents regarding the formation and early seasons of the Indiana Pacers in 1967. Reborn is the dramatic story of the noble, city-wide effort to establish the franchise after a 14-year hiatus from professional basketball in Indianapolis, as well as the tumultuous and electrifying early seasons when the franchise that thrives today first took root. More than merely recounting the games, Montieth delves into the unique personalities of some of the players and the social issues that influenced their careers. He also captures the carefree, raucous nature of professional basketball in a basketball-crazed state in the Sixties.
Are you one of those Indiana University Basketball fans who remembers where you were when Christian Watford hit the Wat Shot that beat Kentucky in 2011? Or maybe you’re a little older and you can remember watching the 87 national championship game when Keith Smart hit the floating baseline jumper to beat Syracuse. In So You Think You Know Indiana University Basketball (We’ll see about that), author and longtime IU basketball expert Terry Hutchens offers the ultimate IU basketball trivia challenge
This is the story of basketball great Clyde Lovellette. He was one of basketball’s all-time triumphs at every level of the game, Clyde Lovellette grew up in difficult circumstances in Terre Haute, Indiana. In high school he was twice named All-State. After graduating high school he headed to Kansas to play for coaching legend Phog Allen where he was three times an All-American and lead the 1952 Jayhawks to a national championship.
Directly following college Clyde went on to win Olympic gold. During his professional career he collected three NBA championship rings. His first championship was with the Minneapolis Lakers and with it he became the first player in history to win an NCAA title, an Olympic gold medal, and an NBA championship. He collected two more championship rings with the Boston Celtics playing behind the great Bill Russell.