These days, Tom Thibodeau is best known for leading the Chicago Bulls to the NBA’s best regular-season record in the 2011-2012 season. Or for winning Coach of the Year in 2010-2011. But what many may not know is that before the fame and glory of the NBA, Thibodeau once coached at a New England school that definitely was not known for its basketball team: Harvard.
It’s that time of year. Reading Period is almost over, the cramming has begun, and exams are waiting just around the corner.
And if you’re looking for that much needed break from studying, Crimson Sports has got you covered. Below, we’ve compiled some of the best articles we’ve written all year for your procrastination pleasure. Enjoy.
Harvard men’s basketball center Keith Wright, a former Ivy League Player of the Year and two-time All-Ivy League player has spent much of his Harvard career in the gymnasium working on his array of post moves and more recently, preparing himself to pursue a career in professional basketball. When he’s not in the gym, Wright, a Psychology concentrator in Leverett House, is an avid student looking to become a future couples therapist. We caught up with Wright to ask him a few questions about his aspirations to go into relationship counseling.
Although the playing season is long over, the Twitter season never stops for the captains of the Harvard men’s basketball team.
Last week, we brought you our favorite tweets from co-captain shooting guard Oliver McNally. Apparently, the attention did not go unnoticed, since an incoming captain stepped up his Twitter game this week.
Here are our favorite tweets from the week from and about the Harvard basketball captains.
The post-surgery rehabilitation of Jeremy Lin ’10 just got a little better. On Wednesday morning, Time magazine announced that it included Lin among its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, wrote Time’s entry on Lin, commending him for his work ethic and academic success.
“[Lin has dismissed the thought that] being a world-class athlete on the court is somehow at odds with being an excellent student off the court,” Duncan wrote. “Contrary to what you might read, Jeremy, 23, is no overnight sensation—In fact, he achieved success the old-fashioned way: he earned it. He worked hard and stayed humble. He lives the right way; he plays the right way.”