Longtime UC Irvine Men's Basketball Assistant Coach, Ryan Badrtalei, joined me at Halftime of CSUN's February 22nd game against the Anteaters, to chat about his career at UC Irvine, where he's been employed for fifteen seasons. Ryan was recently featured in Matt Norlander's CBS Sports piece, in wake of recent Kobe Bryant tragedy.
Clearly, my entries are very 80s/90s and College Basketball heavy. Consider, for people of my generation, college sports boomed, as ESPN grew from a boutique shop to a corporate giant. Also, NCAA College Hoops had an amazing run from about 1980 to 1995 or so. Then Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant went straight to the NBA out of HS, and the paradigm shifted a little, with regard to great players opting out of playing college ball.