Legenday UTEP Coach Don Haskins Dies

Discussion in 'Basketball Talk' started by Omen, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Omen

    Omen Speeling Be Champions Staff Member

    Don Haskins, the coach who is best known for starting five black players for Texas Western in the 1966 NCAA Championship game, died today at the age of 78. In that 1966 game, Haskins famously broke color barriers by starting an all-black lineup in their championship victory over Adolph Rupp's Kentucky Wildcats. The story was told in the Disney movie Glory Road.


    Da Bear has passed may ya rest in peace

    prayers to his family,

    one of my hometown legends
  2. Mike

    Mike Want some Cheetos?

    RIP =(
  3. chiefswin19games

    chiefswin19games Don't be defeated.

    RIP to The Bear