7:00 PM ET, January 28, 2004
Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Temple's double-digit lead was slipping away and John Chaney was cussing in the huddle when David Hawkins quieted his tempestuous coach."I told him to calm down, that we were going to win it for him," Hawkins said.
I have so much respect for what Temple coach John Chaney has accomplished over the years. Chaney is one of the most passionate coaches in America.
His peers think the world of him, as he is already enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame. On Wednesday night, he reached another milestone, becoming just the 16th coach in Division I history to win 700 games.
Chaney became the fifth active coach to reach the 700 club, joining Bob Knight, Lou Henson, Eddie Sutton and Lute Olson.
The bottom line is that Chaney's success on the court is only part of the story. His ability to impart wisdom and convey life stories to his players is so important. Chaney has the ability to get them to understand there's more to life than shooting a jump shot. More...