Good Things Come in Threes

 

 

Not a creature was stirring; not even a mouse. Not in my house, sleep is not an option…

 

Great things come in three’s:

 

My favorite foods:

*Salmon (well done)

*Chicken parmigiana

*Pasta with garlic oil (anchovies added)

 

Three foods that I like, but stay away from most of the time:

*Pizza

*French fries

*Pasta Bolognese

 

*Wish I was young again!

 

Three of my favorite coaches:

 

*Vince Lombardi – The motivational king.

 

*Joe Paterno – Terrible ending for a man that had more character than just about anyone in the business. Awful what they did with his statue.

 

*Bill Belichick – Greatness lies in consistency of excellence. And no one is better.

 

Three of my favorite movies:

 

*Godfather 1 & 2 – Tie for the top spot

 

*Rain Man – Dustin Hoffman was brilliant

 

*As Good as it Gets – Jack Nicholson was hysterical

 

Three favorite holidays:

           

*Christmas – love everything about it

 

*Thanksgiving – families finally sit down and eat together (please no cell phones).

 

*Veterans Day – We get to thank our military for protecting us.

 

Three favorite games: Tough ones to choose, but here goes…

 

*Louisville vs Michigan – 2013 Championship

 

*Kentucky vs Syracuse – 1996 Championship. Not as good of a game, but it was the last one held in an arena (Meadowlands). Ending was just as special.

 

*Providence over Georgetown – Freedom Hall Sweet 16, revenge for two 30-point losses.

 

Three things I will never forget:

 

*Birth of my children (I delivered my daughter Jacqueline)

 

*My honeymoon in Las Vegas. A story no one would believe.

 

*Coaching the Knicks – Grew up right near Madison Square Garden. Dreamed about playing for them. Had the opportunity to do the next best thing: coach them!

 

Three things I still would like to accomplish in coaching:

 

*Have another team like my ‘96 team with 7-8 pro’s that had great attitudes.

 

*Go undefeated on the road.

 

*Win another Championship!!!

 

Finally – three things I have not done but would like to do:

 

*Own a horse and win the Derby (not going to happen)

 

*Snow Ski – Afraid of heights. Ski lift has made me stay away.

 

*Finally get a hole in one. I have friends that have had 7-8. I no longer speak to them.

 

 

The Coach at Utah Valley (Mark Pope) is one of the hardest workers and most dedicated players I have ever coached. Absolutely wonderful young man.

 

MVP from last night’s game is below:

UMKC MVP

 

 

Merry Christmas Card Nation and Happy Holidays to All!

 

Coach P