"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Friday, February 23, 2007

Good Omen: Al McGuire in Atlanta for Final 4

Even if MU doesn't make it to the Final 4 this year, there's reason for you to fly to Atlanta.

Al McGuire will be there.

Well, at least, Cotter Smith's version.

If you haven't had a chance to see this performance, do yourself a favor and see it.

From the JS: Next month will mark the 30th anniversary of Al McGuire and Marquette University winning the NCAA basketball championship in Atlanta, and Al will return, sort of, to the Final Four and Atlanta.

The Final Four is in Atlanta again, and the Dick Enberg play "McGuire," featuring Milwaukee actor Cotter Smith, will be mounted for three performances during the NCAA finals weekend March 31 and April 1.

Enberg is the veteran sportscaster who teamed with McGuire on college basketball telecasts after McGuire retired. Enberg wrote a one-man play about his close friend and colleague. The show, with Smith portraying the coach, premiered in 2005.

Tickets for the Atlanta shows are $25 through the Woodruff Arts Center, (404) 733-5000. The show will be staged at the Alliance Theatre.

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