Monday, January 20, 2014

Profile: Ernie Grunfeld

Suggestions by Paul from Aventura, FL, Hannah from Austin, Neal from Sarasota, Bruce from Cambrdige, IL, and Rick from Glenview.


  1. Sometimes you need to be gratuitously demeaning, especially with athletes. While Grunfeld was rarely a starter, he did play a lot of minutes, was a respected shooter, but was never nondescript or underwhelming. In fact, he was good enough to play on the gold medal winning 1976 Montreal Olympic team.

  2. The key word here is "NBA". We mentioned his prowess at Tennessee, but that, as well as his Olympic triumph, came BEFORE his NBA career. In the NBA, he averaged 7.4 points, mostly as a reserve. I call that "underwhelming"...