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Red Claws' Taylor made to coach basketball

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:56 am

Red Claws' Taylor made to coach basketball
That's all he wrote as a boy when asked by a teacher which career he planned to pursue.

By Kevin Thomas

PORTLAND - As he sat in the classroom desk, Mike Taylor listened to his sixth-grade teacher explain the assignment: Write about the career you want when you grow up.

His classmates would turn in the expected essays on being a doctor, policeman and fireman.


Basketball coach.

"In his report," recalled Mike's father, Dick Taylor, "he wrote diagrams -- not just Xs and Os, but numbers (for each position), dotted lines for passes, screens, everything.

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