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Hoops Fans--Don't Miss "The Street Stops Here" Wednesday Night on PBS

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SarahSpain

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Last Wednesday I attended a screening of "The Street Stops Here" at the Chicago History Museum. The film will premiere on PBS stations nationwide Wednesday, March 31 at 10pm (ET) and if you're a hoops fan--or just a fan of incredible stories--I highly recommend you watch.

The documentary, produced by Chicago-based TeamWorks Media, chronicles a season in the life of legendary high school hoops coach Bob Hurley Sr., who has coached at St. Anthony High School in Jersey City for over 36 years. While Hurley's team is fighting to win the school's 25th state championship, the poor, inner-city Catholic school is fighting just to keep its doors open.


Hurley, father to Duke All-American and former NBA guard Bobby Hurley, has rejected offers to coach at every level of the game, electing instead to make his mark in Jersey City. All but two of the hundreds of players he's coached have gone to college, many earning Division I scholarships. If you're into truly inspiring stories, you can't top Hurley's. And if you're a stats guy, you can't argue against the numbers he's put up, either.

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This February, Hurley was nominated as a finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for a third time. Watch the film, and when the inductees are announced April 5--and he should be one of them--you'll know why.

Check out the film's website and set your DVRs to record it Wednesday night. 
 


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