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March 29, 2006

Wednesday wanderings

Posted by Bob Condotta at 12:55 PM

Don't know about you, but I can't get the basketball season out of my head yet.

So here's a few other notes for a Wednesday afternoon.

• If you want to start getting hyped for next year, watch Spencer Hawes in the McDonald's game tonight at 7on ESPN. We wrote a story about Hawes and that game today as well as his being named a Parade first-team All-American.

• Here's some interesting news out of Pullman about WSU's leading scorer, Josh Akognon, transferring.

He says he's considering WCC schools — could Gonzaga be one of those? — and Miami. Sounds like an amicable parting. Certainly, the Huskies won't be sad to see him go.

• I'm in the middle of a great new book about Bobby Knight (here's the description on

Two things of interest to old-time Husky fans in the first 100 pages. First is a story about an altercation between Knight and Kentucky coach Joe B. Hall in 1975. Hall's assistant was Lynn Nance, who later became Washington's coach, and there are some entertaining passages in there about how Knight and Nance got into it when Nance tried to defend Hall. There's also a few paragraphs on the transfer of Bob Bender, who played on Indiana's 1976 national title team then left the following season.

If you like Knight, you might not like this book. But it's not a hatchet job. Everything is on the record from people who played for and coached with Knight and it's presented in entertaining fashion.

• And here's a book coming out in the fall all Husky fans will want.