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The measures of Don Meyer's success

After 38 years, the coach steps down with the undying affection of the basketball world

Originally Published: February 26, 2010
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

For 38 years, what Don Meyer has loved most about coaching is the problem-solving. Fixing a player's jump shot. Correcting the way his team defends the screen-and-roll. Adjusting the offense.

Meyer will coach the last home game of his career on Saturday, when Northern State University plays host to Southwest Minnesota State in Aberdeen, S.D. He has 923 career victories, and he got there by focusing on the process rather than the product, on getting his own players to execute better.

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