New-car owners are impressed with the new features, such as head-rest DVD monitors and hands-free smart trunks. It’s the standards, such as power windows, that are taken for granted.
And so it was with former UH basketball coach Larry Little. The basic characteristics we expect in people — the standards — were what made Little.
He was honest and fair.
He cared about his family, his faith, his friends and his players. As a post-probation coach on a 1970s UH salary, he probably had, like most of us, a triple-digit amount in his checking account. But he and his wife worked hard, paid their bills, and raised three wonderful daughters. He never spoke ill of others — not even the people trying to fire him.
He was a nice guy.
And while that might not sound splashy or new feature-ish, that’s a standard that not every person meets.
Being ordinary is what made Little extraordinary.
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Yep, it’s official. Lance Samuseva is now a full-time assistant coach.
It’s a well-deserved promotion.