DALE BROWNGame 571 | September 29, 2000
A graduate of tiny Minot State Teachers College, Brown's first coaching job was in Columbus, North Dakota, where he coached basketball, wrestling and track. In 1972 he replaced Press Maravich (Pete's father) as head basketball coach at Louisiana State University. He became the winningest coach in LSU history over the next 25 years and took his teams to two Final Four appearances. When he spoke to Dunkers he had just returned from China where he said he saw 3,000 young basketball players who were all 7 feet or taller. He predicted China would emerge in the next decade as a major basketball power.