Chapman to the rotation!!!! Do it already!!!!
Damn. Two of them in short order. RIP Jerry.
...and this one belongs to the Reds.
Great coach. I loved the style of play he coached. It was run and gun with very good defense. They were always a lot of fun to watch. I also liked him because he wasn't afraid to take on the NCAA and all of their stupid rules. I think he more than anyone made people aware of the stupidity of some of the rules and the level of corruption the NCAA had and still has to this day. I'm sure Tark will be waiting outside of the Pearly Gates chewing on a towel wondering if he will get in. My bet is that he will. RIP Tark.
Reds Fan Since 1971
I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.
Chip R (02-12-2015)
“The NCAA is so mad at Kentucky,” Tark famously said,” it’s going to give Cleveland State two more years of probation.”
By the way, by the time Tark got to Fresno Wooden was long, long gone. Tark was at Long Beach in that timeframe, though.
In fairness, he apparently used that line multiple times, because this one is also credited to him (though the Kentucky one is more well-known):
"The NCAA is so upset at UCLA they’ll put Northridge on two years' probation," he once said.
The best basketball IMO is how his teams played, lots of shots, pressure defense, today's college game is a snooze fest compared to that.
I loved that they played the amoeba defense. To this day, I have no idea what the amoeba defense was, but that was the best name for a defense in the history of ever.