A Childhood Idol

13 Nov

College of Charleston head coach Bobby Cremins grew up idolizing former Holy Cross and NBA Basketball legend Bob Cousy which makes our road trip to Worcester, Mass., a very special one for him. He has never played the Crusaders in his 29 years of coaching prior to the 2010-11 season.

A native of The Bronx, N.Y., Cremins was a point guard himself at All Hallows High School and can’t think of any point guard in the game who has come even close to Cousy besides Magic Johnson or John Stockton. Growing up, he enjoyed watching Cousy, Bill Russell and Sam Jones light up the parquet floor at the old Boston Garden.

Cremins last spent time with Cousy at a charity golf outing in Wilmington, N.C., where the two talked basketball for close to three hours. While playing for legendary head coach Frank McGuire at South Carolina, he recalls watching Boston Celtics’ games at the sorority houses on Sundays (the only place on campus with television sets in the lobbies) just to get a sneak-peek of Cousy & Co.

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