landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Obviously, you'd have to think they at least talk to Bacari. Would McCallum be a potentially good staff addition?
Jay Smith also let go. He's probably not an option.
MLive is streaming a documentary this weekend on Detroit basketball legend Curtis Jones. I had always heard the stories about this playground legend, but the documentary is fascinating and heartbreaking. You can see it at:
Curtis' story in a nutshell: He was a basketball legend at Detroit Northwestern and St. Cecilia who apparently had other-worldly talent. But his future was destroyed because he was illiterate. He died when he was 49, having wasted all the talent in the world.
Lots of U-M connections in the documentary:
- Right after high school, Curtis landed at a juco in Idaho (even though he couldn't write his own name). He said that Fred Snowden (his coach at Northwestern who was by then an assistant to Johnny Orr at U-M) had promised him a spot at U-M if he kept his grades up. Jones later sued U-M over this.
- Former U-M basketball player and big-time Detroit attorney Steve Fishman is interviewed extensively in the film. Offers his take on the Fred Snowden deal.
- Jalen Rose is also interviewed extensively. He saw Curtis play as a kid going to St. Cecilia's.
- Also, the film was made by one of the guys who made "Black and Blue," the Gerald Ford-Willis Ward documentary.
Check it out. It's free and fascinating.
Not surprised he relented and removed restrictions on Albrecht since he's a grad transfer, but I don't think it's bad form to put reasonable restrictions on a non-grad transfer (i.e. can't transfer to another B1G school).
I wonder if this will be the new norm going forward for him.
It's April Fool's and my boss is pranking me into working today. I'll show up, but I ain't working!
What are you weaklings doing this weekend?! Wedding planning for me! Time to swallow my cyanide capsule
Women's hoops season over, lost 71-62 at FGCU. Trust me, as a lifelong Cubs fan, when I say -- lookin' forward to next year!