Bruce Weber to coach tomorrow
BREAKING NEWS: ESPN College Basketball Reporter said on the phone at the halftime of the Duke/Virginia game that Bruce Weber
would coach Illinois' game tomorrow against Minnesota despite the death of his mother today.
In a released statement
, Bruce Weber said My mother has been very influential in my life and career, and that is why I have decided to coach the team on Saturday, because that is what she would have wanted
St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bryan Burwell has more on Coach Weber and why he will be on the sidelines [Saturday] afternoon
. "Coaching means too much to the people in the Weber family,"
writes Burwell. He also discusses the decision of Bruce Weber's brother, David, to coach his high-school team Friday night. (Warning: if you are easily moved to tears and don't want to be...don't read this story).
As for the game tomorrow, the Illini are Pressing on, in grief
. So are we.