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Coaching Spotlight: Bruce Weber

Updated: February 5, 2010, 12:14 PM ET
By Andy Katz

Bruce Weber can still remember the last conversation he had with his mother. It was on the eve of the Big Ten tournament five years ago.

"She said to me, 'It's almost like a fairy tale. Every time I turn on the TV, you're on.' I remember, she said, 'I wish your dad could be a part of this."'

Dawn Weber died prior to that tournament, before Illinois' magical NCAA tournament run to the title game that ended with a loss to North Carolina in St. Louis. Bruce's ...

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