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Good article about Big John
The latest in the Chasing Ghosts series on ESPN:


I love this quote from Myron Medcalf:

But let's talk about John's physical presence, because that matters too. I'm not intimidated by much. But the first time I met Big John, I was nervous. He's a force, even at 77. When he enters a room, everyone turns to him and kinda waits for him to speak. He's a legend, especially in the African-American community.

In the late 1980s, Rayful Edmond was a legit drug kingpin in D.C. who attended Hoyas games and befriended former Georgetown players. Big John found him and, per reports, threatened him with serious consequences if he continued to talk to his players. That's not some scene from a movie. That's just Big John. I've covered JTIII media conferences where you could hear Big John yelling about subpar officiating from the back of the room. It's not just his legacy or his power. It's the mood whenever he's in the building. That's the pressure that comes with coaching at Georgetown. Big John has a unique presence.
07-10-2019 07:38 AM
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