Stories tagged: Jud Heathcote
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Michigan State to pay tribute to coaching icon Jud Heathcote
Michigan State’s basketball team will wear patches throughout the upcoming season to honor former coach Jud Heathcote. The Feb. 10 home game against Purdue also has been named the Jud …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, noon
Steve Christilaw: Heathcote’s life of service remembered
The legendary Michigan State basketball coach, who died Monday at age 90, got his start right here in Spokane and called this home.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 6 a.m.
John Blanchette: Jud Heathcote cared enough to ‘coach up’ everyone he knew
You have to be able to reach people, and maybe this was Jud Heathcote’s special gift. Yes, he knew basketball, but better still he could teach it.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Coaches, former players remember Jud Heathcote as lifelong motivator
Jud Heathcote never stopped coaching his former players and assistant coaches.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Spokane’s Jud Heathcote, longtime coach at Michigan State, dies at 90
He was Spokane basketball’s droll godfather but legendary in the game nationwide, and not only because he unleashed Magic Johnson on the world and won a national championship.
Sun., March 22, 2015
Blanchette: Gonzaga needs Sweet 16 for extra validation
SEATTLE – Now that we’re done with the most underappreciated achievement in sports … Speaking, of course, about winning a round-of-64 game in the NCAA tournament.
Thu., Feb. 19, 2015
Bill Pierce’s prep almanac: Jud Heathcote
George “Jud” Heathcote is a nationally recognized Hall of Fame coach who first cut his coaching teeth on the high school courts of Spokane. Heathcote, a native of North Dakota, …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2011
Nothing spartan about friendship
On the nickname of “Magic” alone, it seems indisputable that the most significant recruit in the coaching career of Jud Heathcote was Earvin Johnson. A spot in the Hall of …
Fri., March 19, 2010
Izzo expects Spartans to show up
Twelve times Michigan State had been to the NCAA basketball tournament since Jud Heathcote tossed the keys to his protege Tom Izzo, and 12 times Jud had saddled up from …
Fri., Nov. 20, 2009
Heathcote could deck many halls
When is going into a Hall of Fame not recognition enough? OK, never. It is a fish not to be thrown back.