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Hobbs High takes aim at 17th state title

Updated: February 15, 2009, 7:53 PM ET
By Jeff Miller | Special To ESPNRISE.com

Gene Bartow only took UCLA to the Final Four in his first season. That wasn't good enough when filling John Wooden's seat on the Bruins' bench.

Joe B. Hall only won one national title with the Kentucky Wildcats. That didn't satisfy those devoted to his predecessor, Adolph Rupp.

Phil Bengtson? Succeed Vince Lombardi in Green Bay? Didn't work out very well.

Such scenarios ran through Russ Gilmore's mind before the 1998-99 season when presented the opportunity to ...

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