Dick, you do the personal, behind the scenes, writing better than any
sportswriter I have ever encountered. If my opinion of a person is mixed, or I
just don't know them enough to form an opinion, and you write a touching
piece about that person; I have to grab for the Kleenex, and I want to give the
person a big hug telling them how much I admire them. Thanks again. I have so
many reasons to be humble myself, and daily friends give me so many more, that
I've collected a few thoughts on the subject.Egotism is the
anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidityIt is far more impressive
when others discover your good qualities without your help. ~Author
UnknownHumility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of
yourself less often ~Rev SJ Bobkins
I read preseason magazines about college hoops and football. The one I read
this year listed 25 coaches who are supposed to be the 25 best. Mark Few was
listed but Dave Rose was not. Several coaches from "mid-level"
conferences were also listed. None of those fellows have to deal with the
revolving door of missionary service that Dave Rose and his predessesors at BYU
have to do. While it is a dynamic that we relish and uphold, it shows just how
well Dave Rose could do at another school.Imagine the teams we could
have had over the years if it were not for the missionary program. Imagine the
depth we could have had. Maybe Jimmer would not have led the nation is scoring
or been the player of the year, but BYU could have gone deeper in the tournament
that ever before, dare I say Final Four?Dave Rose is easily one of
the best 25 coaches in the US, maybe even the top ten considering the
constraints under which he must work.
I would rather have a Coach like Rose or Few for my son, my University than any
of the perennial power houses. Great men representing great institutions.
Gonzaga's Few--did he coach J. Stockton? Rose must deal with Missions
& inconsistent play that may stem from the many distractions LDS kids have
when bb is not the only priority in their lives. The greatest players seem to
almost care for nothing else but exellence in their sport. So Dave gets nod
over these other coaches. He succeeds in spite of so many extra considerations.
Thanks Dick for an insightful article.
TutclubAnd that would be Rose who beat Few the last time they met in
the NCAA tourney!
Yet only one coach has wins when it matter most....post season!!!
Well served to both guys and gals.
"Mildred in FillmoreSalt Lake City, UTThese are the 2 best
coaches in the country."Mildred, they're definitely two of
them but, Bill Self, Brad Stevens, Rick Pitino, and Shaka might have something
to say about that...
These are the 2 best coaches in the country.
Although I will be rooting for the cougars, I think we better prepare ourselves
for a beat down by as much as 20 points.
Both men and schoools are class acts, unique, and not found anywhere else in
college basketball at this level. It should be a great game but I give the edge
to the Zags at home because of ther front line Davies will have his hands full
with the front line but Gonzaga will have it hands full with the BYU guards. My
guess; Davies will foul out midway through the 2nd half.It's great to
see BYU play tis caliber of team.
Thanks Dick for a great article about a couple of great basketball coaches!