LJ: I wouldn't have a problem going back. To me it seems only right.
Andre Agassi discussed his controversial autobiography, Open, which details his use of crystal meth during his tennis career. Agassi said he wrote the tell-all as part of an "atonement" for his drug use and for lying about it. I asked him if he had ever been high while playing in a tournament. "No," he said, "it's impossible."
After becoming only the eighth D-I basketball coach to win 800 games—and just the fourth to do it all at one school—longtime Syracuse boss Jim Boeheim, 65, told me that while he was looking forward to retirement, he doesn't have plans to quit anytime soon. I suggested that a national championship might be a fitting send-off, but he didn't see it that way. "I think the opposite," Boeheim said. "If you win the national championship, things are going good. Why leave then?"
Line of the week
Chargers coach Norv Turner named the show he likes to watch whenever he wants to clear his head after a session of studying game tape: "
Deal or No Deal. It's a game of percentages. I'm always amazed at how greed gets all of us."
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