Friday, March 11, 2016

Clyde Lovellette, R. I. P.

The New York Times: Clyde Lovellette, a bruising Hall of Famer who was one of the first big men in basketball and the first player to win an N.C.A.A. championship, an Olympic gold medal and an N.B.A. title, died on Wednesday at home in North Manchester, Ind. He was 86.  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.


Don Coffin said...

My mother, who taught in Terre Haute, Indiana (her home town) for a year (before she got married and had to resign), had him in a junior high my brother reminded me, she always said that she remembered two things about him--he always had a runny nose, and he was VERY tall.

My wife met him in the 1980s, when he was working in a residential home for kids with issues in northern Indiana...says he was a sweetheart of a man...on the other hand, my brother notes that, nice as he was off-court, he was "the enforcer" on it.

Bill Crider said...

It's always nice to have a little glimpse of the human side of guys like this.