I never liked Ainge as a player. As he put it, some people think he was "the whiny guy who complained to the refs." But when I read your story, I learned to respect him. He didn't quit; he merely went back to the job he had before he became a coach.
JOSEPH P. GARYANTES, Fort Lewis, Wash.
High Road, Low Road
Your Dec. 27-Jan. 3 issue was a sad study in contrasts. On several well-written pages were the stories of two extraordinary gentlemen, Roger Bannister and Edmund Hillary, who conducted themselves in sport and life in exemplary fashion. In two other articles were stories of shame and hatred, which displayed what has happened in sports over the last few decades. Rae Carruth and John Rocker should not have had the privilege of appearing in the same issue as Bannister and Hillary.
PATTI ZINGALE, Cascade, Colo.
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