Obviously he had an incredible coaching record, playing record, but I think it was the things he did off the court that people usually didnt know about that is what hes known for now, said Lapchicks son Richard. Part of Lapchicks legacy is helping sign Nat Sweetwater Clifton, the first African American signed in NBA history. I think his legacy in terms of ethics, in terms of using sport as a vehicle to promote race relations, are probably the two things hes best known for, Richard said. Before Lou Carnesecca won 526 games as head coach, he was an assistant under Lapchick. The 91-year-old, who was an original recipient of the award in 2008, can appreciate Lapchick like few others and was in attendance on Friday. I think you have to go back to what type of man he is, Carnesecca said. Hes a man who had great feelings for other people. Never looked down and he was big. Visit Your URLWere talking 65. He was a man of stature and I think he couldve been Secretary of State. browse around this web-siteHe had the facility to handle diverse personalities and have them work together. Stanley had a lot of success leading Old Dominion University in the 80s and won WNBA Coach of the Year with the Washington Mystics in 2002.
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