Stories tagged: Jud Heathcote
SUNDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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, …
FRIDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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.