I’m a basketball guy. Began, I think, in sixth grade when the coach couldn’t make the game. I, having scored 2/3rds of the team’s points thus far that season, took over. I benched the most popular player (bad hands). The other team’s coaches had a strategy that left a player of theirs down court near their offensive hoop, knowing he couldn’t defend anyone. Well, I had a guy who couldn’t score so I sent him down to guard their kid. They sent another kid; I did the same. And on it went. We won 12-8. Things got a little more sophisticated when I coached at Harvard University from 1984-1991. We beat Pete Carril’s Princeton teams four years in a row, beat Penn in The Palestra, 105-97, but also lost to the Browns and Yales when they weren’t very good. When my boss, Pete Roby, resigned, I didn’t get the head job. Aw, man! Life went on and went on rather nicely, actually, when I started Never Too Late Basketball Camps, Inc., an adult (recreational player) basketball business for men and women that, to great acclaim, runs weekend camps, weekly practice programs and a league or two in various desirable locations across the U.S.
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