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Paul Morelli, Clinton, Conn.
During my first season of coaching high school basketball, 35 years ago, I attended a basketball camp in Maryland with Dave Bing, who had just been traded to the Washington Bullets. In five short days with him I learned so much. His influence has lasted my entire career. Detroit is very lucky to have him.
Cape Coral, Fla.
As a fellow Syracuse alum, I have followed Bing's successful sports and business careers for decades. Now that I'm a producer at ESPN, I work with his protégé Jalen Rose, whose can-do attitude is greatly appreciated by his colleagues. After reading this story, I asked Jalen if his work ethic is the result of lessons learned from Mayor Bing. Without hesitation he said, "Absolutely!"
West Hartford, Conn.
A Different World
Phil Taylor's column about Gilbert Arenas (Point After, Jan. 18) was just about the best I've ever read. Athletes need to minimize the huge disconnect with their fans.
John Nolte, Frederick, Md.