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John Holland is enrolled in a program at Harvard Business School. The program is to help ensure athletes don't go broke due to bad business decisions.


Other "classmates" include NBA players Paul Millsap, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Zaza Pachulia. Former BU-recruit, Kyrie Irving, is also enrolled in the program.

Gotta love that Holland is wearing a BU shirt in this photo.
 

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John Holland is enrolled in a program at Harvard Business School. The program is to help ensure athletes don't go broke due to bad business decisions.


Other "classmates" include NBA players Paul Millsap, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Zaza Pachulia. Former BU-recruit, Kyrie Irving, is also enrolled in the program.

Gotta love that Holland is wearing a BU shirt in this photo.
I was wondering why John was posting pictures from Harvard business school. I have a memory of Chris Bosh doing this program last year.
 

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Michael Jordan has been in the news lately because of "The Last Dance", but one game that did not make the final cut of the documentary was the time UNC played against BU. The game itself was not particularly memorable--UNC won by 33.

Someone posted the full game on YouTube. I timestamped where they show Jordan's first half highlights, including a block and two dunks.

 

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For anyone who remembers Tony Gaffney of the mid-aughts, I found this nice article and was surprised to see he is still playing at a high level!

Tony clashed with Coach Wolff and left for UMass, where he really blossomed. Came close to the NBA a couple times and made a comfortable career in Europe. Dude could jump out of the gym
 

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And now that I've gone down the rabbit hole, does anyone remember Richard Bagby? He played while I was in school, and transferred to Richmond to play football.

He has an interesting story since leaving -- befell tragedy, now turning it into good:
 

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Now is a good time to give the quarterly update on BU basketball. A lot of coaching-related news for alumni.

Matt Griffin ('12) accepted an assistant coach position at U of Albany under Head Coach Dwayne Killings. Coach Killings was a BU assistant under Pat Chambers in 2011 when the Terriers won the AE tournament and earned an NCAA bid. Griffin formerly was the head coach at Roman Catholic High School, a powerhouse program in Philadelphia. He also has a coaching pedigree -- his father John Griffin Sr. was the head coach at St. Joes from 1990-1995.

Matt Griffin - Assistant Coach - Men's Basketball Coaches - University at Albany Great Danes

DJ Irving ('14) accepted an assistant coach position at the "U" (U of Miami). Irving formerly was an assistant coach at Roman Catholic High School under Matt Griffin. This surprised me, not because I don't think DJ knows the game, but because I always thought of him as a quiet leader or a leader by example. Tremendous opportunity for him.

DJ Irving

Marisa Moseley ('04) accepted the head coach position at the U of Wisconsin. Moseley did well and I did not expect her to stay long at BU, but I wish her Terriers finished the job in this year's Patriot League tournament before moving on. She left the program in better shape than when she arrived. Replacing Moseley is Melissa D'Amico who was an assistant coach at Wake Forest and played at Notre Dame.

https://uwbadgers.com/sports/womens-basketball/roster/coaches/marisa-moseley/1751
Melissa Graves - Women's Basketball Coach - Boston University Athletics
 

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Relevant because of current events, earlier this month John Holland signed to play in Russia for UNICS Kazan. I'm not sure if he ever made it there because I have not seen his name in the box scores.

John Holland returns to UNICS

Max Mahoney had been playing in Ukraine for Kharkivski Sokoly, but he may no longer be there. The team roster indicates he left the team. The last game he played was Feb 11 and he did not play the next game on Feb 16.

Kharkivski Sokoly basketball, News, Roster, Rumors, Stats, Awards, Transactions, Details-eurobasket

Hopefully Max got out and the conflict ends soon and peacefully.
 

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Relevant because of current events, earlier this month John Holland signed to play in Russia for UNICS Kazan. I'm not sure if he ever made it there because I have not seen his name in the box scores.

John Holland returns to UNICS

Max Mahoney had been playing in Ukraine for Kharkivski Sokoly, but he may no longer be there. The team roster indicates he left the team. The last game he played was Feb 11 and he did not play the next game on Feb 16.

Kharkivski Sokoly basketball, News, Roster, Rumors, Stats, Awards, Transactions, Details-eurobasket

Hopefully Max got out and the conflict ends soon and peacefully.
Since you asked, here's the wild story of Max's escape out of Kharkiv, where some of the worst fighting is happening now

Really glad he came to his senses and got out of there.
 

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Many of us should recognize the guy with the ball. It's Kyle Foreman, who played at BU for a couple of seasons (2015-2017) before leaving the team his junior year. I believe he finished his studies at BU and graduated.

In 2020, he enrolled at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and played on their basketball team. Last week, UBC was eliminated from the Canadian playoffs (I think). Despite starting at BU two years before McCoy and Mathon, Foreman may have one year of eligibility left. Not sure if he will use it but it's fun to see he is still out their playing.

 

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Since you asked, here's the wild story of Max's escape out of Kharkiv, where some of the worst fighting is happening now

Really glad he came to his senses and got out of there.
We went to Kiev and the surrounding area ( and to Chernobyl) last month. We were due to fly back on the 23rd but called on the 21st and changed it to the 22nd. We participated in a virtual townhall for US citizens and permanent residents with 3 people from the US Embassy in Kiev on the 17th. They told everybody to basically get out now. We stayed. On the 20th and 21st we were getting direct calls from the embassy telling me to leave. We figured if they're calling people directly then its probably time to go. Great country, Kiev is great. Like being in Prague or Budapest. People were really nice and super helpful. My wife and I speak English and Spanish. She also speaks Portuguese and Italian and we both speak a very little bit of Russian and no Ukrainian. We found a fair number of people that spoke English and a few that spoke either Italian, Portuguese or Spanish. Kiev is a very cosmopolitan city. When we spoke in Russian no one cared or looked at us sideways (we were not persecuted. Putin is a POS.) Met a lot of cool people. Getting emails and texts from them periodically. WeI felt so bad checking out of our hotel. We did not know what to say nor did we have any words for them other than a pathetic "you are all in our hearts and have our support." Its sad (actually horrible) to say but when you've been to a place, met people and made personal connections, it hits you worse. My wife has wept a number of times in the last 17 days. She is terrified to text for fear of the potential response she may get at some point. I am seething with anger. I cannot imagine the level of hate Ukrainians must have for Russia.
 

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