Jim Trelease wanted to be a sportscaster, but on March 2, 1962, he did not even intend to record a basketball game that made history. Fifty years after the game, we hear parts of the recording and Dick talks to Trelease.
The podcast City Hardwood has been chronicling the year at New York City’s Abraham Lincoln High School, an incubator of basketball talent. Ethan Telfair, a junior point guard, lets us eavesdrop on what he and his team have seen this season.
Ivan Johnson, a San Antonio native, didn’t get along with his coaches. He got into fights, and when Dick spoke with him in 2008, he’d played for four colleges and a team in the NBA’s developmental league.