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Legendary coach also a caring father

Updated: August 15, 2003, 2:53 PM ET
Associated Press

BIRCHWOOD VILLAGE, Minn. -- The late Herb Brooks was known to his hockey players as a stern coach who pushed them to greatness in college, the pros and the Olympics -- but to his son, Brooks was a caring father and grandfather who loved his garden.

"He's this stoic figure,'' said his son, Danny, while receiving a parade of well-wishers at his father's well-appointed home earlier this week. "But sometimes he'd be off in a room with his five grandkids, on the floor on his hands and ...

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