Pete reached in his back pocket and took out a little book and threw it on the table. I read the title:
Rules and Regulations
Girls and Women
"So what?" I said.
"They've changed the rules," Pete said.
"They've changed everything," he said. "Unlimited dribble for one thing."
"What about the rest of it?" I said. "The rovers and all that stuff?"
"It's out," he said. "All that's out. It's the same game we play, five-man all the way."
And I don't know why but I started to think about the way those Japanese girls played volleyball in the Olympics and then I said, "Girls aren't aggressive enough to play five-man basketball."
"What about that one that knocked you down in the lobby of the Biltmore?" Pete asked and I agreed that there were times when they were pretty aggressive and then I said, "Have we got any height?" and Pete knew I was in. We were both in and we were going to coach a girls' basketball team.