20 Years Later, Former College Basketball Coach Makes Amends

In the mid-90’s, the men’s basketball team at New Mexico State University was in trouble. Because of an academic scandal involving phantom classes, the team was barred from tournament competition. Several players transferred. Others were declared ineligible. Rus Bradburd, who’d only recently been hired as an assistant coach, had a heck of a job on his hands.

“Suddenly I had to replace an entire team, ” Bradburd says. “And one of the other coaches got fired, and another one left. So I was by myself with a head coach that was not active in recruiting. So I had to replace 13 guys by myself.”

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by Bill Littlefield
May 04, 2018