Commentary

Van Breda Kolff's influence on college hoops immeasurable

Originally Published: August 24, 2007
By Fran Fraschilla | Special to ESPN Insider
Michaelangleo's art professor died Thursday. That's how I look it. The man who was most responsible for the Hall of Fame coaching career of Pete Carril was Carril's college coach, Butch van Breda Kolff, who died at the age of 84. While at Lafayette University, van Breda Kolff mentored Carril, who later succeeded him as the coach at Princeton.

Fran Fraschilla is a college basketball analyst for ESPN. He formerly was the head coach at Manhattan, St. John's and New Mexico.

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