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Post by I.B. Fine on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 14:58

Just saw this, RIP, Gus
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Post by DWags on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 14:58

For Gus Ganakas, I'm God, we'll see all you later.
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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 14:58

Bummer. RIP.

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nah, not doing it.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 14:59

DWags wrote:For Gus Ganakas, I'm God, we'll see all you later.

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I'm hellbound anyway.
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Post by AvgMSUJoe on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 15:01

To be fair, he was like 90 when he said that...

Im in my mid 40's and think Im loosing it.
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Post by Guest on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 15:03

A great Spartan.

RIP, we'll always have you to thank for '79.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 15:35

DWags wrote:For Gus Ganakas, I'm God, we'll see all you later.
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Post by tGreenWay on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 15:42

Genuinely nice man and loved MSU, which makes him the best kind of human. Rest In Peace, and thank you.
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Post by aualum06 on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 15:44

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Post by Nordic on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 15:46

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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 16:14

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Post by kingstonlake on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 16:38

RIP Mr Ganakas
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Post by DWags on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 17:09

tGreenWay wrote:Genuinely nice man and loved MSU, which makes him the best kind of human. Rest In Peace, and thank you.

This and it can’t be said enough, he put up with some tough stuff during his tenure. Pretty crazy times back then. I thought he was cast in a bad light and handled it with a lot of dignity.
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Post by duffy munn on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 19:24

tGreenWay wrote:Genuinely nice man and loved MSU, which makes him the best kind of human. Rest In Peace, and thank you.

You will be hard pressed to ever know a nicer guy. I had a bunch of interaction with him. His grand daughter and my son went to elementary school together and his former son-in-law is among my best friends. Just a damn good dude and fun to be around. RIP Gus.
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Post by tGreenWay on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 19:27

DWags wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:Genuinely nice man and loved MSU, which makes him the best kind of human. Rest In Peace, and thank you.

This and it can’t be said enough, he put up with some tough stuff during his tenure. Pretty crazy times back then. I thought he was cast in a bad light and handled it with a lot of dignity.

Dignity is an excellent word to describe how he handled the situation. I understand from others that he took a lot of shit. My guess is there aren’t many coaches who could’ve handled that episode any better. It sucks that it’s a part of his legacy.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 20:36

duffy munn wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:Genuinely nice man and loved MSU, which makes him the best kind of human. Rest In Peace, and thank you.

You will be hard pressed to ever know a nicer guy. I had a bunch of interaction with him. His grand daughter and my son went to elementary school together and his former son-in-law is among my best friends. Just a damn good dude and fun to be around. RIP Gus.
and before his years as MSU coach, led the East Lansing Trojans to a state championship... much more than just a coach.


Great Trojan, great Spartan and a great guy.

RIP.
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Post by duffy munn on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 20:55

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You will be hard pressed to ever know a nicer guy. I had a bunch of interaction with him. His grand daughter and my son went to elementary school together and his former son-in-law is among my best friends. Just a damn good dude and fun to be around. RIP Gus.
and before his years as MSU coach, led the East Lansing Trojans to a state championship... much more than just a coach.


Great Trojan, great Spartan and a great guy.

RIP.

Yep. Gus was a legend in EL. Everybody knew him and he never forgot a name. When I was coaching at St. Thomas ( sorry about the God reference Bob) his grand daughter was a cheerleader. He gave some advice about how to beat the evil St Gerard. I listened but never beat them. I was kinda the Dave Warner of middle school coaches. And those kids at St G were like 17 years old in eight grade.
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Post by tGreenWay on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 21:00

duffy munn wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote: and before his years as MSU coach, led the East Lansing Trojans to a state championship... much more than just a coach.


Great Trojan, great Spartan and a great guy.

RIP.

Yep. Gus was a legend in EL. Everybody knew him and he never forgot a name. When I was coaching at St. Thomas ( sorry about the God reference Bob) his grand daughter was a cheerleader. He gave some advice about how to beat the evil St Gerard. I listened but never beat them. I was kinda the Dave Warner of middle school coaches. And those kids at St G were like 17 years old in eight grade.

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Post by duffy munn on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 21:05

tGreenWay wrote:
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Yep. Gus was a legend in EL. Everybody knew him and he never forgot a name. When I was coaching at St. Thomas ( sorry about the God reference Bob) his grand daughter was a cheerleader. He gave some advice about how to beat the evil St Gerard. I listened but never beat them. I was kinda the Dave Warner of middle school coaches. And those kids at St G were like 17 years old in eight grade.

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Tartans! LOL. The best gym to coach in was Res. Had to teach my guys not to put any arc on their jumper. Any thing above the rim would hit the ceiling. And those east side catholic kids sitting on the stage were assholes.
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Post by duffy munn on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 21:06

http://katiedalebout.com/podcast/gusganakas/

Gus's with his grand daughter. Worth the listen.
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Post by tGreenWay on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 21:20

duffy munn wrote:
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Tartans! LOL. The best gym to coach in was Res. Had to teach my guys not to put any arc on their jumper. Any thing above the rim would hit the ceiling. And those east side catholic kids sitting on the stage were assholes.

It’s weird, but I have almost no memory of playing basketball for St.G, other than Father McCue (sp?) sitting on the bench cheering us on. That dude could cuss with the best of them. RIP, Gus Ganakas 502811600
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Post by tGreenWay on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - 21:21

I take that back: I remember at least one of the other gyms had tile floor for the court. It was the first time I’d seen something like that, and remember thinking it was weird.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Sat 12 Jan 2019 - 8:05

duffy munn wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote: and before his years as MSU coach, led the East Lansing Trojans to a state championship... much more than just a coach.


Great Trojan, great Spartan and a great guy.

RIP.

Yep. Gus was a legend in EL. Everybody knew him and he never forgot a name. When I was coaching at St. Thomas ( sorry about the God reference Bob) his grand daughter was a cheerleader. He gave some advice about how to beat the evil St Gerard. I listened but never beat them. I was kinda the Dave Warner of middle school coaches. And those kids at St G were like 17 years old in eight grade.
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