To the Journal editor:
This past Wednesday morning, a welcome back gathering took place at Beef-A-Roo in Marquette. The guest of honor was the former Northern Michigan University and NBA coach Stan Albeck, accompanied by his wife Phylis. The 30 to 40 old fans attending reminisced with Stan about his days at NMU.
Even though its been over 40 years since he led the Wildcats, that period in the 60s is generally considered to be the golden years of Wildcat basketball. Numerous All-Americans appeared on rosters, as well as frequent division one schools on our schedules. It was a great time to be a Wildcat fan and Hedgecock was usually packed.
A thanks is due to Bob Pecotte, a former Albeck player, and his wife Ann, for organizing the event and indeed hosting the Albecks. A thanks also to the management of Beef-A-Roo for allowing us to disrupt their morning business with our loud visiting and laughter.
Best wishes to the Albecks and thanks again to the Pecottes.