Adam Stanco’s in-depth interview with longtime college basketball head coach Mike Jarvis. They discuss the coach’s early days as a player, including why he was ready to quit the game entirely and the reason he stayed with it. He reveals some of his early coaching experiences, such as working alongside a young Jim Calhoun and coaching Kyrie Irving’s father at Boston University. They take a deep dive into what Jarvis experienced while coaching Patrick Ewing at Cambridge Rindge and Latin. Jarvis explains what he learned from coaching a once-in-a-generation talent and shares some incredible stories about Ewing’s insane recruitment. Jarvis tells us why he gained even more knowledge about coaching great big men as he helped transform Yinka Dare into a fantastic college player. He also explains why a 5-foot-4 George Washington guard was the best pound-for-pound player he ever coached. And he takes us into the chaotic St. John’s locker rooms he shared with Ron Artest, Omar Cook, Erick Barkley, and many others.
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