September 08, 2008

Don Haskins, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, Dies at 78 : ''Don got more out of his teams and players than any coach who has ever coached college basketball,'' Knight said.

Haskins, the Hall of Fame coach credited with helping break color barriers in college sports in 1966 when he used five black starters to win a national basketball title for Texas Western, died Sunday. He was 78.

posted by tommytrump to culture at 06:07 PM - 5 comments

A man who made history dies,and all everyone talks about is tom soon they forget.

posted by mars1 at 07:10 PM on September 08, 2008

The people he touched have said it all. Adios Don.

posted by mjkredliner at 07:12 PM on September 08, 2008

A man with a vision that could see far ahead..Taking that first step was a giant leap forward and the World is better for having Don pass through..May he rest in peace..


posted by texdale at 11:34 AM on September 09, 2008

Loved to have seen Rupps face at the end of that ncaa final 1966.

posted by cyberfred53 at 03:06 PM on September 09, 2008

Don Haskins...A Pioneer in College Basketball. A great coach and sounds like a great man as well. May he Rest in Peace.

posted by JohnnyBallsack at 11:50 PM on September 12, 2008

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