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ONLINE EXTRA: 100 years of basketball -- The Ultimate 'What if?'

By John Herndon

Basketball fans often talk about the “What ifs?” in their sport. 


Like “What if Mike Casey had not broken his leg in the summer before his senior year? Would a team of Dan Issel, Mike Pratt and Mike Casey have been unstoppable in 1970?”


Or “What if Terry Howard had remained perfect at the free throw line? Would Kentucky and Louisville have played for the national championship in 1975?”


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Lincoln Institute grad thankful for changes that his family enjoys today

100 years of basketball: Sports in a new world

By John Herndon

Victor Brown never claimed to be a great athlete. “I was the only boy from Lawrenceburg that didn't play basketball,” smiles Brown, who graduated from Lincoln Institute in 1959. “Those teams were just so good.”


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Played on KHSAL state championship team

100 years of basketball: Local man starred at Lincoln

By John Herndon

Don't try to sell John Cunningham on Rick Pitino, John Calipari or any other modern basketball coach as being the master of the full-court press and fast break offense.


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In his own words: Jewell Logan

100 years of basketball: Lincoln's magical season ended at Freedom Hall

By The Staff

(Editor's note: Jewell Logan is one of many Anderson County residents who were bused to Lincoln Institute in Shelby County. He was the Most Valuable Player of the 1960 Lincoln Tigers, who made the school's only appearance in the Sweet 16. They lost to Owensboro in the first round, 77-75. Mr. Logan now lives in Portland, Ore. and sent this e-mail to Anderson News sports editor John Herndon last week.)


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100 years of basketball: One man's opinion of best-ever local players

By John Herndon

The only thing certain about picking the best ever in Anderson County basketball history is that we did not make room for enough players on the teams. Twenty boys players over 100 years? Ten girls since 1975?
It is practically impossible to do so, especially the way basketball has changed over time.


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