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The strength of a symbol

A pin on Coach K's lapel serves as a symbol of a strong bond, forged through tragedy

Originally Published: March 3, 2010
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

When Ross Deutsch read the advertisement, it seemed too good to be true.

For a fee, he could go to Las Vegas with some friends and attend Michael Jordan's Flight School, essentially a summer camp for basketball-crazed adults. It was a place to live out one's hardwood fantasies for a few days and receive instruction from NBA and college coaches, Hall of Famers among them.

It was 1997, and Deutsch was working in the financial world in Chicago. He was 36; he had the money and an interested ...

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