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Sportswriter as Coach

After a lifetime of criticizing coaches, Seattle Times columnist Steve Kelley decided to try it. AAU Coach Jim Marsh invited Kelley to join him as an assistant coach. It was an eye-opening experience:

I quickly discovered Marsh wanted me to drive the team van on the 2 ½-hour ride from Charlotte to Augusta.

I barely made it out of the airport before I missed the turn onto I-77.

"You're off to a bad start," Marsh grumbled, sitting in the seat next to me.