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Apology to my Bruin Brothers and Sisters

I recently made some statements in another thread ("Tony Parker for next great UCLA Big") on this board that were unsubstantiated and which some viewed as a cheap shot at CBH and our program. That was not my intent. Being a former Broadcast Journalism major, I should know the importance of thoroughly researching a story before running it. I made some assumptions about Coach Korey McCray and his AAU background that were based on conjecture and the shady reputation of some AAU coaches and that is never a good thing to do. I was wrongly assuming that McCray was cut from the same piece of cloth.  While I still have some reservations about his hiring in terms of experience at the D-1 level, my research has found McCray to be a very highly respected coach and a person with integrity.

I don't think I can sum this up any better than "Terry" on "Mostly UCLA Hoops.com" . He was effusive in his praise of McCray and his AAU team, the Atlanta Celtics:

"Any college basketball program in the nation would be blessed and fortunate to have Korey McCray join their program. Some of the comments that people post here are just guesswork and false assumptions about Korey McCray, and the Atlanta Celtics because their negative comments show that they clearly do not know who Korey is or who the Atlanta Celtics are either. For the last 3 years my son has been fortunate to play for Korey and his dad Karl on the Celtics. The Celtics are a first-class, top-notch organization in every regard because quality people like Korey and Karl run the Celtics with a lot of pride, integrity, hard work, and self-sacrifice. The Celtics win championships because of the strong Christian foundation of quality gentleman like Korey and his dad who instill positive core values into the student-athletes."

It's never easy to admit a mistake, but, based upon my research, I now believe that Coach would have liked to have McCray on his staff, and that is good enough for me.

Go Bruins!

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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