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‘It doesn’t cost nothing to be nice to people’

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Imagine losing the love of your life.

Imagine that, plus having to share your pain with the rest of the world. And if you don’t, someone else will tell your story whether you want them to or not, fuzzy facts included.

I saw some of that Sunday morning around the Meyer household where their beloved husband and father, Don, had died an hour earlier. By the time I arrived — only to offer my condolences — the media storm had started.

I could not imagine having such a private moment, and having so many wanting to take it immediately to the public stage. Including me.

For that, I am sorry.

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Don Meyer, Among Coaches With Most Wins, Dies

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Don Meyer, one of the winningest coaches in college basketball who came back from a near-fatal car accident and liver cancer before closing out his career, died Sunday in South Dakota. He was 69.

Meyer led his teams into the playoffs 19 times and compiled a 923-324 during his 38-year career, most of which he spent at Lipscomb in Tennessee and Northern State in South Dakota.

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Meyer’s authenticity was his legacy to others

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Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski Sunday said Meyer shared his knowledge with coaches and “helped the game become better at every level.”

“His players benefited from his teachings both on and off the court,” Krzyzewski said in a statement. “His goal was for them to be successful as players and as men.”

ESPN baseball analyst Buster Olney, who wrote the biography “How Lucky You Can Be: The Story of Coach Don Meyer,” remembered Meyer’s many rules for his teams, such as “everybody picks up trash.”

“I suspect that what he really meant was that everybody should strive to leave a place better than when you arrived,” Olney said in a statement Sunday.

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Don Meyer has set a wonderful example of service. Honor his legacy and join in following his example. Consider a gift to one of the organizations at the link below.

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