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LSU Libraries host basketball talk with Brown, Macklin Feb. 1

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - Local journalist and talk-show host Jim Engster will interview former LSU men's basketball head coach Dale Brown and basketball player Rudy Macklin at LSU's Hill Memorial Library Feb. 1.

The event will take place from 2-3 p.m. in the lecture hall of the library located on the LSU campus. The event is free and open to the public and will include a reception and Q&A following the talk.

The talk will end an hour before tip-off between LSU and Arkansas at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and is a great way to learn more about LSU basketball history.

Macklin played at LSU between 1976 and 1981 and went on to play in the NBA for the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks. He is one of just for men's basketball players to have his jersey retired by LSU.

Under Brown, Macklin led LSU to the Final Four in 1981 and was named the SEC Player of the Year. Macklin retired from basketball to become a banker in Baton Rouge. He is also involved in the Louisiana Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

Brown retired from LSU in 1997 after 25 years as men's basketball coach. Leading teams to 17 consecutive non-losing seasons and to 15 straight national tournaments, Brown was named SEC Coach of the Year or runner up nine times and was twice named National Basketball Coach of the Year. In his retirement, he has made numerous public appearances speaking to groups of all kinds.

For more information, contact Hill Memorial Library at 225-578-6544 or jlacherfeldman@lsu.edu.