The Sixth Man
Today on Tablet, Jordan Teicher on Sandy Pyonin
Sandy Pyonin may not be famous. But as a basketball coach in New Jersey, a startling number of his former players are.
Like other top high-school coaches, Pyonin has racked up impressive career achievements in his 40 years as a coach, including three National Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Championships, two New Jersey Prep B State Championships, two International Maccabiah Gold Medals, more than 2,300 AAU victories, and more than 570 varsity wins at Golda Och Academy.
But with Pyonin, legacy comes down to one number: 34. That’s the number of his players who have made it to the NBA.
Want to know how he did it? Check out the rest here.