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Billy Donovan's Secret Sorrow
January 5, 2012 2:53 PM   Subscribe

Three basketball coaches share the experience of a single type of tragedy.
posted by reenum (6 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
"One of his staff members, Tim Maloney, took a picture of the marquee and gave it to his boss in a frame. Donovan looked at it often."

What an incredibly classy thing to do, now that is a real friend.
posted by Blasdelb at 3:35 PM on January 5, 2012


Ouch. Interesting article, but I wish it had been more upfront about the subject, and I can't finish it. Thanks for posting.
posted by the young rope-rider at 5:24 PM on January 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Jesus, I could not finish that. On the plus side, I still have good memories of Billy D on those PC teams. And who knew Rick Pitino could give relationship advice?
posted by yerfatma at 5:57 PM on January 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


This article deals with the deaths of babies and infants in case that is too much for you to read.
posted by bottlebrushtree at 9:36 PM on January 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


I first read this article some time ago - I graduated from Bama and was rather interested when Grant was hired. He's been a great coach and solid guy for us.

Great article and well written... but if you can finish it without a tear in your eye, you're not human.
posted by insulglass at 9:39 PM on January 5, 2012


very hard read about a very tough subject. Definitely moving.
posted by k5.user at 7:13 AM on January 6, 2012


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