Thursday, March 29, 2012

Quotes Of The Day

"Sorry, Coach Knight, that was my idiot son."

George Laettner explaining who had hung up on the Hall of Fame coach.  Christian Laettner thought it was a neighbor who prank called saying, “Hi, this is Robert Knight from Indiana University."

Then when Laettner eventually chose Duke over North Carolina and Virginia, Laettner’s mother, Bonnie, burst into tears.  

"Why are you crying?" said Laettner, baffled by his mother's reaction. This was supposed to be one of the best moments of his life -- he was going to Duke on a full scholarship. Duke! -- and his mother was inconsolable.

"Because I love Dean Smith," she whimpered.

This and more, from Gene Wojciechowski’s book THE LAST GREAT GAME: Duke vs. Kentucky and the 2.1 Seconds that Changed Basketball.

To read an excerpt, click here

Laettner and some of his former teammates are in financial trouble over some failed real estate development projects in Durham and other areas.  Reports say they could owe as much as $30 million

Laettner is currently an assistant coach for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBDL.

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