Great Story, if Mr. Ainge is looking for something to do may I suggest two
things. Work with Jimmer and school him on the NBA. It looks to me as though
he was drafted by a team that will hurt him more than help him succeed.Next come to SLC and help the Jazz.
You know Travis... it's too bad you really didn't see the entire game against
Notre Dame. Just moments before that coast to coast winning drive the absolute
most impressive play that Ainge made in his entire career was from the foul
line. Shooting a one and one he made the first shot with ease. He dribbled the
ball for a few seconds... he set... poised himself to deliver the 2nd...then
without a hint of hesitation... suddenly overhanded the ball right at the front
rim of the basket and took the ricochet in midair and laid it in for two points.
Gutsiest shot I'd ever seen. It's really too bad that you missed it because it
was the shot that gave BYU that one extra point and set the scene for the final
Just a few comments on Danny14 years ago we moved from Colorado to
Arizona. My oldest son was on the Varsity B-ball team in Colorado. When we
moved here we chose a high school that had struggled and had a new 27 year old
coach. Danny was the coach of the Suns and Austin was on the same team as my
son. Danny would come and help and when the NBA strike happened he was there
even more. Not once did he go over the coach. He asked the coach what he could
do to help. (He did take Austin a side now and then) But he would play with
them, work on fundamentals and even brought some of the new Suns recruits to
scrimmage. Even then he was competitive and wanted to win. He even coached
these kids in summer leagues when the other coach was gone for the summer.
Bottom line is I was impressed with Danny. Never did he step on the coach and
never did he try to intervene. With a green 27 year old it would have been easy.
I have a high respect for Danny. He is a good man.
I enjoyed the interview.I will say this. I agree on Roger Reid.
I've never seen anyone who worked harder than Roger. I've known him most of my
life and saw first hand how hard he worked. A great role model for all of us who
want to be successful in any endeavor.