Winning seemed easy, its what this Sorcerer kneW,
Ordained boilermaker from PerduE.
Often revered for his zeal and prowesS,
Detail and basics were what he taught besT.
Endured wife's passing with grace and sorroW,
Nicknamed Rubber Man for his on court bravadO.
Only player and coach ever honored sO,
Forged his legacy down Naismith's college roaD.
Ultimate American like apple pie and PBJ,
Called The Wizard wherever he would gO.
Longest winning streak, went 88 and oH,
All-time great coach, father figure and maN.
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