Jimmy Valve, Jim Valvano, Fifty discussed on The Old Man's Podcast


Win a game. As i said put it in overtime but it was a significant shot. The first of its kind of going to say ask my second one. Third one third one is about a coach. This is a meme rates. A series of things that somebody did. Like sky clocks like creams skyhook. A singular event camping in early nineteen eighty nine time. I was in college just graduated from college. It was march which is of course. The marshall march madness time. Everybody wants to watch basketball and guys were living at the time. We were the same way. We were watching basketball. During march like everybody else. Now there's some buzzer beater. Win a game. So i'm talking about Nc state north carolina state is playing and jimmy valve is your coach and he was Four personality wonderful person to listen to talk and being perspective coach time. I wanted to hear everything he had to say. Because i felt like. I could learn from great coaches john. Wooden jimmy valvano just to name to basketball coaches. That had a lot to teach a person who is gonna coach in any championship game. Nineteen eighty three. I believe early eighties. Anyway and the game is won on. Buzzer beater is the ugliest buzzer beater. Ever not the pretty shop for sure so kids from north carolina state aches shot. It may be shy. There's still some argument whether he was shooting or passing. I don't really know what he put the ball up against Always houston yeah. So north carolina state. They're huge underdog in the pilot game. Houston's iconic you guys our economy. We were vice slamma jamma. There were like the bomb early eighties houston university in basketball and nc state was definitely the underdog for the game tied. Fifty to fifty to the north carolina state guy throws a brick now. Was it a pass or shot. Dead debate goes on the way short. However renzo charles teammate. He sees the ball coming down. And i think he has presence of mind to know that. Ball's short so he goes up and he gets it in mid air just before any defender realizes what's going on. I think most people are kind of backing off waiting for rebound with the wasn't gonna be one. Lorenzo charles gets up in the air. Catch his in dunks it right. They're all in one spell swoop one second left and that is kind of the question was shot wasn't a pass was a alleyoop pass. Nobody's really said definitively. That didn't matter north carolina. State lindsey game. Now that's a good moment in itself but for me the best moment was the part of the year celebration. That erupted from the wolfpack bench. As soon as that happened. Coach jim valvano. All kinds of personality loved his players. He was great in the press conference. Pregame postgame was fantastic. Listen to. He's caught on camera running down the court desperately looking for someone to celebrate with. He makes a beeline for the nearest player. But before he gets there. That player gets mugged by another player near huggins. So he veers to the side heads for another guy seems to be standing by herself and other. Maybe it was a coach or another player team person. But before he gets there that guy's getting starts getting hugged and mobbed by somebody else so he veers off in another direction in a series of those kinds of things went on for a while to leave. Valley found somebody to celebrate and it was just it was funny to watch and you almost felt sorry for him and but it was just a matter of bad timing and it was just the circumstances but it was jim galvano running down the court looking for somebody to hug and not being able to find. The name made a funny video about it was really funny. And you know what the power of the moment i think was magnified some less than ten years later really. When coach v died after a battle with cancer and showed that picture quite a bit then almost ten years later. It was even more sad. Jim vinyl looking for what was wants funny and comical became tennis sad. So that's my third. Great sports moment related to basketball. All right. here's my number one. Greatest moment in memories of basketball sporting moments. None of you thought of this it is nineteen seventy-two. I'm going with the olympic men's basketball final. I know if you know what that means. He didn't think of it. It was a great moment is a losing moment for you. A significant losing moment. But i think i took it as teachable moment and in all fairness it was a significant moment. Just not for my country. That i live in. There was a significant moment for most of the world. Large portions the world. Anyway let me give you the background. This is one of the most dramatic events in olympic history. Basketball at the time was strictly damage of team. Usa thin now like now crashes play was all amateur and at the time that would've meant college players so is mostly college players. This particular team was coached by a college coach. Hank ibew he may know that name and so's college coach college players all amateurs. The united states had dominated basketball as you would expect since it started in olympic play in nineteen. Thirty six olympics was first time that they played basketball in the us. In one emory previous gold medal in fact had never lost the game so he come in one thousand nine hundred seventy two olympics at munich which that's another whole story maybe another day but for now we can talk about base basketball and try to stay positive so it's munich nineteen seventy-two us in soviet union wasn't russian then then it was the soviet union and convincingly won the first eight games so both teams undefeated tournament a us undefeated in the history of big basketball in the soviet union completely dominated up to that point that year. That team had an overall pick gregor going in his championship game. Sixty three and now as i said the olympic strictly prohibited any involvement of professional athletes. Everybody had to be an amateur so the way the soviet union other.

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