Hoops and History at Hill: Saturday, February 1st

January 27th, 2014 by Jessica Lacher-Feldman

 

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Where: Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall, LSU Campus
When: Saturday, February 1, 2014, 2-3 p.m.
Before 4 p.m. tip-off at the PMAC
What:
Hoops and History: talk show host Jim Engster interviews former LSU basketball coach Dale Brown (1972-1981) and LSU basketball legend Rudy Macklin (1976-1981)

The event is free and open to the public and will include a reception and giveaway.

For more information contact Hill Memorial Library at 225-578-6544 or jlacherfeldman@lsu.edu

LSU Libraries Special Collections is the place to learn about the university’s history, and this pre-game library event is all about a historical era in Tiger’s basketball.

Rudy Macklin played at LSU between 1976 and 1981, going on to play in the NBA, first for the Atlanta Hawks, then for the New York Knicks. Macklin is one of only four men’s basketball players to have his jersey retired by LSU. Macklin, under coach Dale Brown, led LSU to the Final Four in 1981, and was the 1981 SEC Player of the Year. Macklin retired from basketball to become a banker in Baton Rouge. He is also involved in the Louisiana Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

Coach Dale Brown retired from LSU in 1997 after twenty-five years as men’s basketball coach. Leading teams to seventeen consecutive non-losing seasons, and to fifteen straight national tournaments, Coach Brown was named SEC Coach of the Year or runner up nine times, and was twice named National Basketball Coach of the Year. In his retirement, he has made numerous public appearances, speaking to groups of all kinds.

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