MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Former longtime Louisiana State University men’s basketball coach Dale Brown has been honored by his North Dakota hometown.
Officials in Minot on Saturday named the basketball courts at a local park in his honor. The Minot Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2bbDHkV ) that Brown was on hand for the ceremony, along with U.S. Sen. John Hoeven and U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer.
Brown told the crowd that when he was growing up in Minot, there weren’t any outdoor basketball courts. He said he and others would sneak into a church basement where they would shoot baskets.
The 80-year-old Brown spent a quarter century coaching at LSU. He retired after the 1996-97 season as the winningest coach in program history, with nearly 450 victories. He is a member of several halls of fame.