This was one of the few times I agreed to someone’s request to be on the show. I didn’t know Pack, although I knew of him and his role with Washington’s state championship team in 1969, and likely wouldn’t have thought to do a show with him. It would have been my loss.
Pack’s got a great story of perseverance. He was cut three times by Washington coach Gerry Oliver, but made the team after Bill Green took over. Pack not only won a spot on the roster, he started at guard for one of the state’s greatest high school teams. He then won a scholarship to Tennessee Tech, and went on to play 21 games for the Pacers one season.
He was a corporate executive when we had this conversation in the studio.
First aired 2010
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