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Monday, March 25, 2013

Great coaching job by Keener

It was another state championship for Birmingham Detroit Country Day this past weekend, and of course, as is usually the case, many will be giving credit to anyone other than head coach Kurt Keener. "He had all the talent," people will. "A mannequin could've coached all that talent to title," others will chime in. In years past, that has been true with McDonald's All-Americans Shane Battier, Chris Webber and Ray McCallum leading the way. But at least for this run, Keener deserves a lot of credit. Country Day didn't have a dominant post player and no McDonald's All-American. Yet the Yellowjackets did have a strong collection of shooters and playmakers on the perimeter, and Keener helped enhance those strengths by creating a more up-tempo style. Country Day was a fine-tuned offensive machine and ended up winning another crown. Others may not give the man credit, but Kosmo says kudos, Kurt Keener. - Looks like this will be an annual tradition for Southfield Christian getting back to Breslin with all the young talent it has coming back next year. It's unusual for a program to go from two wins to back-to-back state titles in Class D, especially one that hadn't really produced basketball players in the past. But Southfield Christian has done so and definitely are in its glory days for basketball, so to speak.


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