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Mangino honored for leading Kansas to dramatic turnaround

Updated: December 19, 2007, 3:49 PM ET
Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- It began as a friendly basketball game in Mark Mangino's old neighborhood of New Castle, Pa. One of Mangino's teammates kept making mistakes. Finally, Mangino threw up his hands and let the kid have it.

Those leadership skills 40 years later would steer surprising Kansas into national championship contention and help him become The Associated Press Coach of the Year.

"Mark ran the kid off the court, out of the building and into the street," recalled ...

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