"Sure, there's a place for Sid," Davis says, "but it's as a teacher. He should write more, do his own tapes, teach his system to high schools and colleges. He should have an academy, a minority coaching program, maybe."
Gillman's oldest coaching colleague, Madro, who played for him in the late '30s and coached for him right through his Houston days, still keeps track of Sid but doesn't call him too often.
"What are we gonna do, reminisce about old times?" Madro says. "He doesn't want to and neither do I. All that film stuff at his age. He's gonna go blind. Of course I said that 10 years ago."
And probably will 10 years from now.