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RIP Walt Hazzard

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/college/basketball/view/20111118former_ucla_basketball_player_walt_hazzard_dies/srvc=home&position=recent
     
  2. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    RIP to one of the first great Bruins.
     
  3. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Member

    I remember him from Overbrook High School in West Philly...

    RIP.
     
  4. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Didn't he at one time change his name to Abdul Rahman or something close to that?
     
  5. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Yes, Mahdi Abdul-Rahman. A former highly respected SI correspondent who was close friends with Hazzard told him that if he ever wanted a major college coaching job, he better stick with Hazzard or he would never get hired. That was good advice.
    I covered Hazzard's teams at UCLA, he was not a good coach, but he could recruit like a mother.
     
  6. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that info. I wondered why he went back to Hazzard.
     
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    RIP to an Overbrook High legend and a Philly great. It's been said that Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and Andre McCarter (another Overbrook High School legend) wouldn't have come to UCLA if it weren't for him.
     
  8. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    RIP Walt.
     
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