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A simple plan for the NBA Draft that benefits players, colleges and the pros

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On Pat Summitt, Buddy Ryan and the parts of their stories that the next wave of coaches should be hearing

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George Brett on growing up and why he chose baseball

Royals Hall of Famer George Brett talks about growing up in California and how he got into playing baseball. Watch Part 1 of a five-part series by The Kansas City Star, titled Becoming George Brett. (July 2013 Video by Monty Davis, madavis@kcstar.com, and John Sleezer, jsleezer@kcstar.com. Interview conducted by Sam Mellinger, smellinger@kcstar.com)

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KU coach Bill Self on NBA Draft: 'There's so much false hope'

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self had three of four players go undrafted in this year's NBA Draft. He discussed how the rules could be changed to keep players eligible.
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