Director of the movie “Hoosiers”….a native of Decatur, Indiana, where he lettered three years in basketball, football and track at Decatur High School… attended Indiana University and the University of Southern California film school…combined with Angelo Pizzo to create the 1986 film, which has been rated as the #1 sports movie of all-time by multiple outlets, including USA Today, and is widely regarded as one of the top movies of any genre by critics, including the American Film Institute…  “Hoosiers” captures Indiana’s passion for high school basketball through the fictional 1952 Hickory Huskers and is based loosely upon the story of the 1954 state champion Milan Indians…  In 2001, the film was selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” to American culture… also collaborated with Pizzo on the film “Rudy” and won two Emmy Awards as producer of “Hill Street Blues”, featuring fellow Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, Mike Warren.

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