Chicago Colleges: Don Haskins

Bradburd chooses writing over hoops

March, 1, 2013
3/01/13
8:08
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Chicago native Rus Bradburd likes to make light of his career path from college coach to professor and writer.

It’s not the usual change in occupation.

“Coaching has an anti-intellectual bent to it,” Bradburd said. “People like Phil Jackson and Dick Versace are actually oddities. You do something other than play golf and watch games on ESPN, you’re considered a weirdo. I wasn’t interested in that narrow of life anymore. The world is richer than that.”

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