When everybody thinks about basketball, they think about the 3-point shot, the dunk, and blah, blah, blah. But it’s all the little things that make up players before they can do easily what they see on TV. I want campers to get a very broad understanding of what it takes to become A DECENT BASKETBALL PLAYER in terms of the commitment and the different skills.
In 1972, I did the first basic overnight boys and girls combined camp. No one had done that before. It was either all boys or all girls. I thought, “If I’m starting a business, I’m not going to eliminate half the population.” IT WAS BEFORE TITLE IX, before everything, but the girls were paying customers, too. And they wanted to play.