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NFT: Happy 90 to Pete Carril today.

MOOPS : 7/10/2020 11:56 am
I used to love college ball back in the day. The Princeton offense could level the playing field against bigger, more athletic and talented teams. His kids were a pleasure to watch.

And Luigi Carnesecca turned 95 earlier this year. Another gem on the court. He coached some great players in his time. St. John's hasn't been the same since he left.

Just reminiscing. Where does the time go.
As a St.Johns alum,  
George from PA : 7/10/2020 12:07 pm : link
The Johnnies had great years....

But I have to say Lou was a jerk
PaulN : 7/10/2020 12:42 pm : link
You are a character, it usually comes with being a jerk too, with Lou, it was no act, that was him, that is why he is and always will be beloved.
Born and raised in Princeton during the Carrill years  
MetsAreBack : 7/10/2020 12:44 pm : link
my Dad went to Princeton and was a football player in the 70s so he knew him well.

Still cant believe how great a game that was against Georgetown in the mid 80s. And I remember going with my high school buddies to Jadwin Gym when they hosted Loyola-Maramount in the early 90s - run n' gun against Princeton's milk the clock approach... Princeton ended up crushing them in a rare national TV appearance.
Pete is a backdoor man  
gtt350 : 7/10/2020 1:06 pm : link
PaulN : 7/10/2020 1:32 pm : link
At the keep away game, running around passing, then the backdoor pass and layup. That Georgetown game was a classic.
Teams hated to play Princeton  
Carson53 : 7/11/2020 12:58 pm : link
in the NCAA tourney, it was like a slow death watch...
Happy 90th Pete.
RE: As a St.Johns alum,  
Carson53 : 7/11/2020 12:59 pm : link
In comment 14931280 George from PA said:
The Johnnies had great years....

But I have to say Lou was a jerk

Why was Louie a jerk? I have never heard that before?
Went to his basketball camp in the 1970's  
PatersonPlank : 7/11/2020 8:40 pm : link
Great guy, was involved and talking to all the kids even though we were like 8th graders
Enjoyed watching his teams  
A-Train : 7/13/2020 10:54 am : link
Saw them live in LV against the Rebels.
I also remember seeing him in Denver, the visiting team had him as an NBA assistant coach. Can't remember the team, but it was weird.
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