Thursday, August 23, 2007

I Liked Butch van Breda Kolff


I'm sorry to learn that he passed away.

When I was 13 and he was coaching the New Orleans Pride, I got his autograph at the Sizzler on Veterans. He was very kind.

What can you say about a coach who said that Bill Bradley and Wilt Chamberlain, two of his players, weren't hungry enough?

Oh, and his last college coaching job was at Hofstra.

16 comments:

ashley said...

Hofstra?

Mr. Clio said...

Hofstra.

jeffrey said...

The weird thing was... last night I watched two local news broadcasts mention Van Breda Kolff. Both talked about his stint at UNO.

Neither mentioned the Jazz at all.

Leo Buscalia said...

Sizzler?

Was your celebrating a sacrament?

I thought your parents only took you to Sizzler when you had done something like that.

Pulp Fiction Blueberry Pancakes said...

With a name like Butch, I like to see his watch.

AL State Trooper said...

Careful on the road, there.

Lily said...

"You broke your little ships."

Rudy Wells M.D. said...

Your left eye is a miracle... a miracle of modern science. But what if it had an added factor--a laser beam. Very thin, very concentrated, capable of burning through an inch of steel.

Steve Austin said...

Come in handy if you got locked out of the house.

Oscar Goldmann said...

Cut it out.

This is serious.

There is a blogger convention today.

Be serious.

Dick Saban said...

I just stinkpalmed Steve Austin on his bionic hand.

Think he noticed?

Witchita State said...

STinkpalm?

Try giving him a SHOCKER

LatinTeacher said...

And yet another connection - he also coached for stints in the 50s and 80s at Lafayette College in Easton.

Berto said...

I missed you at the Rising Tide 2.

Had to handle slurping Ketel 1 Bloody alone

Coach Joe said...

I had another run-in in the Lone Star state Friday

Nekkid NorCal said...

I never was involved with the car theft in the first place.