Dean Smith may have become the most famous and most recognized member of the Kansas basketball team that won the 1952 NCAA title, but he got plenty of ribbing about riding the bench from his former teammates. While settling in for a 50th reunion picture at the Lawrence home of Bill Hougland, they joked about the old days and passed around the championship trophy that may have looked like sterling silver, but weighed but a few ounces — and had a removable top.
Dean Smith may have become the most famous and most recognized member of the Kansas basketball team that won the 1952 NCAA title, but he got plenty of ribbing about riding the bench from his former teammates. While settling in for a 50th reunion picture at the Lawrence home of Bill Hougland, they joked about the old days and passed around the championship trophy that may have looked like sterling silver, but weighed but a few ounces — and had a removable top. RICH SUGG THE KANSAS CITY STAR
Dean Smith may have become the most famous and most recognized member of the Kansas basketball team that won the 1952 NCAA title, but he got plenty of ribbing about riding the bench from his former teammates. While settling in for a 50th reunion picture at the Lawrence home of Bill Hougland, they joked about the old days and passed around the championship trophy that may have looked like sterling silver, but weighed but a few ounces — and had a removable top. RICH SUGG THE KANSAS CITY STAR

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February 08, 2015 05:03 PM