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Jon Teitel's Forgotten Legends: Evansville's Larry Humes

April 25th, 2012
Larry Humes was also Indiana Mr. Basketball in 1962

In the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel caught up with Larry Humes, the all-time leading scorer in Evansville history. Playing alongside Jerry Sloan, Humes was also a two-time All-America selection. 

James Donaldson on 'Standing Above the Crowd'

April 8th, 2012
Washington State great James Donaldson

Part one: James Donaldson

Jon Teitel: Why did you decide to write the book, and how has it been received so far?

Jon Teitel's Forgotten Legends: Washington State's James Donaldson (Part 1)

April 8th, 2012
Washington State great James Donaldson

In the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Washington State great James Donaldson. After two seasons of limited playing time Donaldson would eventually become the school's all-time leading shot blocker, going on to play a long professional career in both the NBA and Europe. 

Jon Teitel: You were born in England but grew up in California. Why did your family make the move to the US?

NCAA Tournament Interviews: CBS Color Commentator Clark Kellogg

March 29th, 2012
Clark Kellogg is one of the best to play at Ohio State

Recently CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with one of the voices of the Final Four, CBS color commentator Clark Kellogg. But Kellogg was also an outstanding player, having won a Big Ten Player of the Year award at Ohio State in 1982. His son Nick is a member of the Ohio team that won the MAC tournament and reached the Sweet 16 before losing to North Carolina last week. 

NCAA Tournament Interviews: Ohio State's Jerry Lucas

March 29th, 2012
Ohio State great Jerry LucasRecently CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Ohio State great Jerry Lucas, who led the Buckeyes to the 1960 national title. Lucas won two MOP awards during his career in Columbus, helping lead the Buckeyes to three straight title game appearances. Lucas is one of three players in the history of basketball to have won a title at each of the following four levels: high school, college, NBA and the Olympics.

NCAA Tournament Interviews: Kentucky's John Calipari

March 29th, 2012
John Calipari hopes to win Kentucky's 8th title

Just before the NCAA tournament began CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Kentucky head coach John Calipari, whose Wildcats take on Louisville on Saturday in a national semifinal. Calipari has won more than 500 games at three stops: Massachusetts, Memphis and Kentucky. 

Jon Teitel: In 2009 you were hired at Kentucky, where you became the second coach to ever lead three different schools to a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament. How have you been able to have so much success despite coaching at several different schools?

Jon Teitel's Coaching Greats: Louisville's Denny Crum

March 20th, 2012
Denny Crum won 2 national titles at Louisville

Recently as part of his "Coaching Greats" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with former Louisville head coach Denny Crum. During his time in the "Derby City", Crum led the Cardinals to 23 NCAA appearances and two national titles. 

Jon Teitel: Your nickname is "Cool Hand Luke". Who gave it to you, and how do you like it?

Jon Teitel's Forgotten Legends: Ohio's Gary Trent

March 19th, 2012
Gary Trent is one of Ohio's greatest players

In the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Ohio University great Gary Trent. The "Shaq of the MAC", Trent remains in the Top 5 in four major statistical categories at the school and he was also a three-time MAC Player of the Year. 

Jon Teitel: Your nickname was "Shaq of the MAC". Who gave it to you, and how did you like it?

NCAA Tournament Interviews: Arizona's Miles Simon

March 18th, 2012
Miles Simon helped lead Arizona to a national titleRecently CHN writer Jon Teitel was able to catch up with Miles Simon, one of the heroes of Arizona's 1997 national championship team. Names MOP of that tournament, Simon is now a color commentator for ESPN. This month he's teaming up this year with Allstate (a new corporate partner of the NCAA), and their "Team Mayhem" (comprised of some past tournament heroes like Dereck Whittenburg and Joey Rodriguez) will be attending the Final Four at "Bracket Town".

Jon Teitel: You played at Arizona for Hall Of Fame coach Lute Olson. What made him such a great coach?

Dereck Whittenburg: NCAA Tournament Interview

March 17th, 2012
whittenburg.jpgAs part of Jon Teitel's NCAA Tournament Interview series, he had a chance to chat with Dereck Whittenburg. Whittenburg was the starting guard on the famed 1983 NC State squad that won the National Title, and he worked his way into March Madness lore by putting up the shot that Lorenzo Charles eventually finished for the winning basket. Besides his playing career, Whittenburg also had a lengthy coaching career that included head-coaching stops at Wagner and Fordham.