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Dean Smith

I first met Dean Smith in of all places, the old gym at St. John’s.  I was there as a student with my college coach, Rodger Bearde of Wilkes University.  He was recruiting some of New York City’s best players.  Sitting in the stands watching the New York Catholic League playoff games was quite the thrill for this wide-eyed kid. The loudest person in our little section of the stands was this young Italian co ...

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Talkin’ Hoops with POTUS

I’ve asked President Obama more than a few questions in my life.  Sure, a bunch of them came in two different radio interviews when he was a Senator and was running for Highest Office in the Land. When he became President, I did get a chance to ask him a few questions the night he spoke at Notre Dame’s graduation exercises.  But this time, I had NO IDEA I was going to get a chance to ask him a question and ...

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