Other losses stay with the old coach more. Like the one at Pauley Pavilion, when his team had John Wooden's wildly talented 1969 team on the ropes only to lose by one point.
Or worse, the 1966 state championship game at Reading High School, when his team led Nanticoke by five with two minutes to play and still managed to lose.
"That one," Pete Carril remembered, "bothers me more, maybe more than all of them."
To the general public, Carril is known for another defeat, a game ...Read full story