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This week's lovely lady of Sports and Torts is Aubrie Nelson. She is a former Chicago Slaughter dancer who has moved on to the wonderful world of fitness competition, and has been doing quite well. Then, tons of hoops talk with former NBA Finals MVP Jo Jo White, and the head coach of the Baylor Bears Scott Drew.
Episode Segments:
Sports and Torts: Aubrie Nelson
Aubrie tells us how a knee injury led her into the world of fitness competition, talks about her latest competition, and tells us what it takes to be in such amazing shape.
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Sports and Torts: Jo Jo White
We look back on Jo Joís days at Kansas, and his championship years with the Celtics. We also dish a bit about some of his teammates, Coach Red Auerbach and the current Celtics Squad.
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Sports and Torts: Baylor Head Coach Scott Drew
The Baylor Bears head coach dishes on his basketball family, his sometimes controversial recruiting techniques, rebuilding the Baylor basketball program, and maintaining success in the NCAA
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Jo Jo White
White was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of a minister.[1] He played college basketball at the University of Kansas, entering the NCAA Tournament and losing a double overtime thriller to UTEP, then known as Texas Western, in the Midwest regional final (UTEP went on to win the championship. After college, White played on the 1968 USA Olympic basketball team in Mexico, which went undefeated (9-0), beating Yugoslavia 65-50 in the title game. After the Olympics, White was drafted in 1969 in the first round (9th pick overall) by the NBA's Boston Celtics, who at that time had just won their 11th championship in 13 years. However, before White even reported to training camp, the Celtics' center and player-coach Bill Russell announced his retirement. White would endure a rebuilding season while the Celtics got back on track, drafting Dave Cowens and trading for Paul Silas. Along with these two and veteran John Havlicek, White would be the cornerstone of two Celtic championship teams in the 1970s (1973Ė74 and 1975Ė76). White went on to become one of professional basketball's first "iron men", playing in all 82 games for five consecutive seasons during the 1970s. White's skills included great defense, speed, an underrated jump shot, and team leadership. The 1970 Celtics finished with the franchise's first losing record since 1951. With White leading the attack from the point guard position, the team returned to its winning ways in 1971. He was an All-Star for seven straight years from 1971 through 1977, finishing in the top ten in the league in assists from 1973-77. In 1974 and 1976, White helped lead the Celtics to the NBA championship and was named the most valuable player of the 1976 NBA Finals. Perhaps the most exciting game White ever played was the triple overtime win against the Phoenix Suns in game 5 of those finals. White was the game's high scorer with 33 points, had a game high 9 assists, leading the Celtics to a 128-126 win. Logging an incredible 60 minutes of play time, only the Suns' Garfield Heard (61) played more minutes. He was traded by the Celtics to the Golden State Warriors in 1979, and retired in 1981, with the Kansas City Kings. On Friday, April 9, 1982 his number 10 was hung from the rafters at the Boston Garden. He returned to the Jayhawks as an assistant coach from 1982-83. White continues to be involved in basketball and is currently director of special projects and community relations with the Celtics, while continuing to attend most home games. Additionally, he appeared in two movies with diminutive roles: 1980's Inside Moves and 2007's The Game Plan, in which his son, actor Brian J. White, also starred.

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Scott Drew
SCOTT DREW í94 M.A.L.S. received his masterís degree in liberal studies from Valparaiso University after completing his undergraduate work at Butler University. After graduating, Drew served Valpo as assistant and then associate menís basketball coach for a decade, during which time he helped lead the team to nine straight Mid-Continent Conference championships, as well as an appearance in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. Court Vision named Drew the 1998-í99 National Recruiter of the Year and, in 2001, Drew helped create the sixth-best recruiting class in the nation. As the impetus behind VUís internationalization of the recruiting process, he used his European coaching experience to draw more than 10 players to the team from Europe, Africa and South America. Drew served as first vice president for the National Association of Basketball Coaches Assistant Coaches committee, as well as on the National Invitation Tournament committee. After accepting the head basketball coach position at Baylor University in 2003, Drew led his new team through one of the most challenging rebuilding periods ever experienced in college basketball. He was quickly recognized at the national level as a talented recruiter and gifted leader as he coached his team to an impressive number of Big-12 Conference wins.

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