Talkin' with Trav: Q&A with BYU legend and Celtics GM Danny Ainge

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  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Feb. 14, 2012 3:57 p.m.

    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.

  • AZ Blue & Red Gilbert, AZ
    Feb. 14, 2012 2:54 p.m.

    Just a few comments on Danny

    14 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.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Feb. 14, 2012 1:13 p.m.

    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 play.

  • Morgan Duel Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 14, 2012 11:29 a.m.

    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.