Never About Basketball

  • By the Numbers: 2 Interviews, 1 Hall of Fame Coach

    By the Numbers: 2 Interviews, 1 Hall of Fame Coach

    UCLA coaching legend John Wooden did not grant an abundance of interviews. As you would expect, sportswriters working the beat for Los Angeles-based newspapers in the 1960s and 1970s were given regular access during the basketball season, but Wooden generally shied away from the press in favor of protecting his …Read More »
  • Hey, That Guy Didn’t Call “Bank”

    Hey, That Guy Didn’t Call “Bank”

    For folks who once played basketball at the high school level, an essential part of the experience, at least while living in Los Angeles in the 1970s, was summer league. If you were to Google the phrase “life doesn’t get any better than this,” there’s a better-than-even chance you’d find …Read More »
  • Ball Till You Fall:  In Memory of Sophie

    Ball Till You Fall: In Memory of Sophie

      This morning my wife and I had to put down Sophie, our 14-year-old Golden Retriever. If you’ve never heard the term “put down” as it relates to family pets, it means to euthanize, which is a clinical way of saying to kill painlessly in order to prevent or relieve …Read More »
  • What’s in a Name?

    What’s in a Name?

    I’d first like to say that I’m overwhelmed by the positive response I’ve received about my novel’s theme and message from readers around the country. Your words of kindness are truly humbling. I’m going to continue with this blog’s thread by answering another question from a reader. Veronica S. from …Read More »
  • What’s in a Number?

    What’s in a Number?

    Hello, dear reader. Welcome to my first-ever blog post on this newly minted website. These words were fueled by a hot cup of coffee and the sound of our two aging but attentive dogs, Sophie and Beau, barking at goodness-knows-what in the backyard. My goal in these posts will be …Read More »