Don Haskins, 'The Bear'

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  • l
    Sept. 11, 2008 7:08 p.m.

    "When Utah universities were in the WAC..."

    As if there aren't any Utah universities in the WAC now?

    I'm not trying to complain really, just pointing out a strangely worded sentence. You'd think writers and editors would pay closer attention to articles before they send them to print, especially when they contain inaccurate statements like this one.

    "When Utah and BYU were in the WAC..." in about the same amount of space.

    May we all remember to treat each other as equals. RIP Don Haskins.

  • Mark
    Sept. 11, 2008 9:20 a.m.

    The man was a credit to humanity. He deserved every accolade given to him. This would not have ever happened in Utah.

  • I know
    Sept. 11, 2008 6:32 a.m.

    I will never forget him pacing along the bench and giving the refs heck. What a great man and great competitor.

  • lamonte
    Sept. 11, 2008 5:15 a.m.

    Thank you for this fitting tribute to a great man. Simple decency and respect for all people, especially in a time of such racial conflict in our country's shameful treatment of minorities, was never portrayed better, or with more courage, than by this good man named Don Haskins. May we always remember his achievements on the court and may we always honor his example in the lives we live.

  • Down in the West Texas. . .
    Sept. 11, 2008 1:59 a.m.

    I was 11 when my family went to meet the Miners upon their return after the greatest victory in basketball history.
    I was 41 & a student @ the U when I learned exactly what that victory did to this bear of a man, who could have built & maintained a great program if not for a racist coach & nation of bigots.
    Yank that tie, roll the program & rest in peace, Coach