Herb Magee, 50 Years at PhilaU, And The Shots Still Flying In: Philadelphia Inquirer

Herb Magee celebrated the last home game of his 50th season as head men’s coach at Philadelphia University this week, winning game number 1,052 and earning a playoff berth, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Feb. 23.

Inquirer sportswriter Mike Jensen captured the scene in the Gallagher Center Tuesday night as the Hall-of-Fame coach notched yet another win to close out the season.

“If Herb Magee took no more than a couple of strides out of the coaching box, he’d be stepping right on his name, since that’s what the court at Philadelphia University is now called, spelled out right in front of him. Looking over his right shoulder, Magee could spot his retired number from his playing days, flanked by banners noting this same man has been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and has won 1,000 college basketball games working on Henry Avenue,” Jenson wrote.

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