|6701||WASHINGTON MEN'S BASKETBALL: BEGINNING A NEW ERA (BOB BENDER)||WASHINGTON MEN'S BASKETBALL: BEGINNING A NEW ERA (BOB BENDER)||1995||color||29 min||vhs|| (Upon Reflection series)
Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Bob Bender, coach of the University of Washington men's basketball team. The son of a high school basketball coach, he grew up with the sport. In college, he played in two NCAA championship games with two different schools, the only player ever to do so. As an assistant coach at Duke, he helped guide the team to three NCAA Final Fours. As head coach at Illinois State, he took a team from its conference cellar to its championship in a single year. He talks about what makes a winning tradition, and what he has to work with as the Washington coach.