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YouTube Gold: Vic Bubas Interview

The guy who basically invented Duke basketball - 20 years before Coach K arrived.

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Vic Bubas has been out of coaching since 1970. Christian Laettner was about a year old.

He was an innovative and thoughtful guy though. Here are two videos of him being interviewed before the 1967-68 season.

The first features him talking about what a dumb move it was to outlaw the dunk, a rule which was aimed squarely at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, then still known as Lew Alcindor.

The funniest part of this is when he talks about ticket prices starting at $2.50 and going “all the way up to $5.00.” He really nails it though when he talks about the entertainment value of the dunk.

The second one has Bubas talking about the ACC tournament and the NIT. Keep in mind that at the time the NCAA was a 16-team tournament and only the ACC winner went to the not-so-big dance so the NIT was a really big deal.

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