Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Take a sneak peek at the upcoming documentary.  Click on the link below.

1 comment:

  1. Coach Brown,

    I moved to BR as a 10 year old in 1969. I was fortunate enough to watch Pete play games his senior year. I started to be a basketball fan that year, but I really became an avid fan watching Eddie Palubinskas, Coach Whittle, & "The Hustlers" play their first game (Memphis State, right?). I grew up watching and cheering for your teams. Thank you for all the memories.

    My Dad, Frank (not the coach before Press Maravich of the same name), played basketballl at LSU with Bob Pettit (my mom, Jackie, went to HS with Mr. Pettit) & Joe Dean (my sister, Merrill, went to HS with Joe-Joe and I went to school with Mardi & Mark). Dad blew out his knee after his freshman year and finished his scholarship working for Dr. Broussard in the BB training room. Our HS basketball coach at Tara was Bill Whittle and I was his student manager. I played against Ethan Martin when I was at Valley Park Jr. High. My wife & I both graduated from LSU. When you had the reunion game for the 1954 SEC Champions and Final Four team, my Dad came for the game and my brother-in-law & I took the opportunity to convince my sister to reaquaint with Daddy (they had been estranged since 1972) and he got to meet his 3 grandsons for the first time. When Daddy passed away in 2008, some of the first people I called were Mr. Dean & Bob Freshley.

    I guess what I'm saying is, like many people, my roots are deep at LSU and I am to the day a huge fan of all LSU sports. I love LSU as I know you do. But maybe my fondest memories are waiting in line to get seats in the student section and then cheering for the likes of Ethan Martin, Rudy Macklin, Greg Cook, Howard Carter, Leonard Mitchell, Willie Sims, Dwayne Scales, Al Green, Jordy Hultberg, Derrick Taylor, Jerry Reynolds, Nikita Wilson, John Williams, Don Redden, Ricky Blanton, and many, many others. Watching your teams play gave me great joy & I thank you for that.

    I hope you and your family are well. To me, you are LSU Basketball and always will be.

    Mike Truitt