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Image 7 of Kentucky Alumnus, vol. 63, no. 2, 1993

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l l l W (F F I W 7 PTT TTF Kentucky football team. Because of also played a key role in the Colonels’ [ A I'I8¢II"I'I¢"' Loss the person I knew Ted to be, I was not 1975 championship season. Zi ‘ NT i' i` ' 5**5 ee'e'' or '’ee” surprised when informed there was When the ABA folded, Issel went l no alcohol or drugs in his system at to the Denver Nuggets for the re- . _ the time of the incident.” The death mainder of his career. As a Nugget, l was initially termed accidental, but is Issel became that team’s second all- ' _ , _ m__ still under investigation. time leading scorer (16,589) and first r IALV A "7"F in rebounds (6,630). Issel also ranks ( V _ Issel’s FCIIIE first in the Nuggets’ record book in ‘ l ’" cc"' ‘"m’ W"' e` W " free throws made and attempted, and 7 gg ‘ ·V second in minutes played and field l ,’’’ f V_ _ . goals made. Issel played in the 1977 V7 t · E All-Star Game as a Nugget. _,·W . .v.;` _ W Basketball News tzf--~ A `l=`:i , .,~( . ‘ . . QE ( L glu Associate coach Herb Sendek w1ll·be ` ‘(’‘ _ _ t " ` ,, ij coaching basketball at Miami (Ohio) The umvcrslty €0mmU¤1tY Was $3d· sy “ L;-at if ·-”‘ ` s 1 University. This is the 10th Pitino dened by the death of Ted Presley, a l li 5; tw j I __ * ( assistant to move to a head coaching walk-on cornerback on the UK foot- j { ._ g, L s position. Pitino promoted Billy ball team who died from a gunshot 1 Q I K- Donovan to associate coach, a posi- wound to the head. Teammates L ( tion that includes duties as recruiting decided to cancel the annual spring ( A ( ‘· i ( coordinator. Donovan came to UK in Blue-White game when they learned _ 7 . r` 1989. Also moving up, from assistant of Pres1ey’s death. This coming sea- m ( strength and conditioning coach to son the team will add Presley’s ini- M ,,... ... ( it i full-time assistant, is Delray Brooks. tials to their helmets alongside those ,;-5 Brooks joined the UK staff last july. of Delandual Conwell. Conwell was a - ,; jj JA1. 4 ./,,' ,,_ gi,. _ jj Both Donovan and Brooks played for teammate that had a tumor removed - ' __ _ l Pitino at Providence College in 1987 from his spine and has been wheel- fl `»·. - wi; when the Friars went to the Final chair bound ever since. Presley, from i Dan Issel, former UK all-American Four. Part-time assistant coach Bern- Hopkinsville, was listed No. 4 on the who played 15 years in the American adette Locke-Mattox turned down the depth chart at boundary cornerback. 1 and National Basketball associations, offer to become associate coach. It was his goal to make the traveling was inducted into the Basketball Hall Pitino said Locke—Mattox’s ultimate squad this fall while maintaining his of Fame this May. Issel is currently career goal is to become an athletics 3.0-plus grade point average as an head coach of the NBA team for director, not a head coach. Her cur- electrical engineering student. which he played, the Denver Nuggets. rentjob affords her opportunities in Presley attended Hopkinsville Issel came to UK from Batavia, Ill., administration not included in the Community College before deciding and graduated from UK in 1970 after other coaching positions. ¤ to continue his education and play becoming the 1/Vildcats’ all-time lead- Post-season Wildcat awards went to football at UK. l ing scorer. Altogether, Issel set 23 Travis Ford, best free throw shooter, “On the veiy first day Ted walked school records while playing for best play maker and student-athlete of on the football field,” commented l coach Adolph Rupp. the year; _]amal Mashburn, best coach Bill Curry, “he earned the Issel’s prolific scoring ability con- rebounder and most valuable player; respect of his teammates by displaying tinued into his professional career. In Rodney Dent and Dale Brown, fewest courage and unusual determination 1971, Issel’s rookie year with the turnovers per minutes played; Brown, while going through the grinds of a Kentucky Colonels, he was named the best defensive player and Mr. conditioning drill. And, in his last ABA’s Rookie of the Year and led the Def1ection;_]ared Prickett, Mr. Hustle; practice on Wednesday, he enjoyed league in scoring with 29.9 points. He junior Braddy, team leadership; his finest moment as a Wildcat foot- followed up that performance in his Andre Riddick, most improved player, ball player with several big plays dur- second year by setting the ABA and Todd Svoboda, Reggie Hanson ing the scrimmage. That type of spirit record for most points in a season sacrifice award. Pitino also named which Ted exhibited on the football (2,538) and was named the most valu- Ford,_]efl`Brassow and (Lime] Martinez field will always remain a part of this able player in the All-Star Game. Issel captains for the 1993-94 season. Summer 1993 Kentincky Alumnus 5