Saturday, February 10, 2007

1982 reunion, Lynwood, and Doherty

Watching part of the Wake/UNC game today and at half time, Carolina had a reunion of the '82 championship team. Everyone was there except Cecil Exum, who lives in Australia, and Matt Doherty, who has a game tonight. Of course Perkins, Worthy, and Jordan drew the big cheers, but loved seeing some guys I loved and hadn't thought about since like Jimmy Braddock, Jimmy Black, and Timo. Best of all, got to see one of my all-time favorite players, Lynwood Robinson. Not sure why I liked him so much. Guess because he was supposed to be the next Phil Ford when he came in. More info on this team and how loaded it was from Blue Heaven Museum.

Related, WRAL's Jeff Carlton has a nice article on Matt Doherty:

A humbled and still hungry Matt Doherty offers a blunt assessment of his time at the "mountaintop," his term for his three seasons as coach at North Carolina.

"I had my butt handed to me," Doherty said. "I hit rock bottom."

Doherty has gone from the mountaintop to the Hilltop, the nickname locals use for SMU, a basketball backwater compared to Doherty's old job at a marquee program.