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ldiatone
08-30-2017, 06:34 PM
Former Villanova coach Rollie Massimino dies at 82
The son of an immigrant shoemaker, Mr. Massimino was a brilliant college basketball strategist whose matchup zone defense and patient offense drove opponents to…

barahona44
08-31-2017, 12:52 AM
Jud Heathcote, who coached Michigan State (featuring Magic Johnson) to the 1979 title also passed away today.

Maybe those two can do a pick-and-roll when they reach the Pearly Gates.:)

:rip: to both gentlemen.

reckless
09-01-2017, 10:24 PM
Massimino took lots of heat -- and extraordinary amount actually -- when he basically destroyed the Big Five series in Philadelphia.

But, truth be told, he was right when he sacrificed the historic and parochial environment of the Palestra and the Big Five for the grander, and way more important national program of Villanova and the Big East.

RIP, Rollie, a truly great coach.

Zaf
09-01-2017, 11:48 PM
RIP Rollie, never forget the huge upset against Georgetown :headbanger:

Z

ElKabong
09-02-2017, 12:05 AM
Massimino took lots of heat -- and extraordinary amount actually -- when he basically destroyed the Big Five series in Philadelphia.

But, truth be told, he was right when he sacrificed the historic and parochial environment of the Palestra and the Big Five for the grander, and way more important national program of Villanova and the Big East.

RIP, Rollie, a truly great coach.

Loved watching games on HBO back in the late 70s from the palestra. Good entertainment.