John “Hondo” Havlicek

If you're a hoopster of a certain age, just hearing the name John "Hondo" Havlicek conjures a certain workmanlike to the point of art grace and style in leading a team with a basketball, and he deserves this beautiful obituary in the Boston Globe: For me it takes me back to my 6-7 year … Continue reading John “Hondo” Havlicek

Davidson Basketball: A personal reflection

Davidson Journal, March 2015 My love for basketball at Davidson goes back, probably like for many people, to my father, Bertis E. Downs, III, ’53. He had gone to Davidson, and like me, felt fortunate to have been able to go there—him for baseball and the ministry, me for his memory and legacy and whatever … Continue reading Davidson Basketball: A personal reflection