PhilaU head men’s basketball coach Herb Magee is approaching his 1,000th career win “just like any other,” according to the Jan. 23 Philadelphia Daily News, which featured a back-page cover of Magee and a by-the-numbers look at Magee’s career and how he closed in on 1,000 wins. Magee is currently at 997 wins and could reach win 1,000 as soon as Jan. 29.
“And so the kid who just wanted to be a player for West Catholic is about to make more history,” Mike Kern wrote in the Daily News. “It’s a legacy we might never see in this town again.”
The Philadelphia Daily News also reprinted a story from Nov. 19, 1991, when Coach Magee was closing in on his 500th win.