It took me 11 years to "get it." On the 10th anniversary of the Oklahoma State plane crash, I finally figured out something my coach scolded me about during my senior season.
I had led the country in assists as a junior and was well on my way to doing the same in the middle of the 1999-2000 season, at which time Eddie Sutton called me selfish. Selfish? Was he kidding? There is nothing more unselfish than an assist -- or so I thought.
AP Photo/J. Pat CarterDoug Gottlieb's coach, Eddie Sutton, carried the burden of leading a group of players through the darkest days in the program's history.