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RIP Don Haskins

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by imjustagirl, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member


    Spending my formative years in Kentucky meant I heard a lot of talk about Haskins. RIP.
  2. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    RIP to a visionary.
  3. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    RIP to someone who in his greatest moment, made that SOB Adolph Rupp look real bad.
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Wow, that's a biggie.
  5. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Not the greatest coach in the world.
    But, likely at least in the top 50 percent of all-time college coaches with regard to knowledge of the game, techniques, etc.

    But he had big, big stones, it would seem, for making his inroads toward total integration.
    RIP, Bear
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Hey AP writer, that's spelled Adolph Rupp.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    They fixed it. Finally.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Damn... great coach, great person
  9. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    RIP to a man who changed college basketball.
  10. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Remember Bob Knight pulling off Haskins' clip-on tie after an NCAA Tournament game. That was pretty funny.

    Did an interview once with Tim Hardaway after Haskins left UTEP. Hardaway said he'd been begging Haskins to quit for years because the school didn't show the respect the coach deserved.

  11. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Don Haskins never got the credit he deserved for being a visionary and showing the courage unfortunately necessary for doing what he did at the time.

    He put Texas Western/UTEP on the map, and then stayed when it would have been easy to go to a bigger school for more money.

    RIP, Bear. Thank you.
  12. SnoopyBoy

    SnoopyBoy Member

    Texas Western/UTEP is the only school from Texas to win the NCAA men's tournament, thanks to Haskins and Jim Valvano. RIP
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