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The Handle Podcast – Bill Olsen on Derek Smith: 10/20/16


By Reinis Lacis (@LamarMatic)

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Bonus podcast episode for the feature “All Heart” on Derek Smith. Coach Bill Olsen of the University of Louisville shares stories about Derek earning the respect of older players at Crawford Gym and him having a dream of becoming like his cousin Gar Heard.

Topics discussed in the podcast:

03:40 – Derek not giving in against the much older ABA veteran Dallas Thornton and earning the respect of the gym at the age of 15;
07:15 – Him walking around with a Basketball Digest in his pocket and wanting to become like his cousin Gar Heard.

The media related to the podcast:

All Heart: Derek Smith’s Ascent and Tragic Fate – the feature on Derek Smith.

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This entry was posted on October 20, 2016 by in The Handle Podcast, Vintage NBA and tagged .
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