LOUISVILLE – To someone raised in the ESPN generation, it might seem strange that a high school basketball game played on a Saturday morning means as much to Jimmy Dan Conner as delaying Bobby Knight's first national championship by a year.
But it's true. “Oh, absolutely!” Conner says from his office in Louisville. “I think the Sweet 16 is on the same par with the Final Four. I really do.” Has it really been 40 years?
Forty years since Jimmy Dan Conner made one of the most legendary shots in Kentucky history?