Sunday, September 7, 2008

R.I.P. Don Haskins

Don Haskins, former head coach of Texas Western and winner of the 1966 Men's Basketball National Championship, passed away today in his home in El Paso, Texas. Coach Haskins is credited with desegregating college basketball in the South and is in the Basketball Hall of Fame. The amazing story of the 1966 team was portrayed in the 2005 Disney film, Glory Road. A living legend while at UTEP, (formerly Texas Western) Coach Haskins mentored our very own Tim Floyd and countless others. "The Bear" will be truly missed.

R.I.P. Coach Don Haskins


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