Hoops legend endorses former player for Palo Alto City Council

Cougar-Titan legend Hans Delannoy, Charleston Center, August 12, 2014

Cougar-Titan legend Hans Delannoy, Charleston Center, August 12, 2014

(my coach Hans Delannoy strolled Cubberley campus today and talked about old times. Hans led Gunn to league championships in 1980 and 1981 and was California Coach of the Year for leading San Ramon girls to a section championship in 2006, months after he and I organized a reunion to help current Gunn boys break a skid of losses to crosstown Paly. When Gunn finally beat Paly and won league, for first time in 28 years, Tom Jacoubowsky emailed all of us who playing our small role. Truth to told, I was a small part of the 1981 Titans, who went 25-3. Our top player, future Texas-El Paso star and NBA draftee for the Knicks Kent Lockhart had 1,400 points and I had exactly four — on one field goal and two free throws — I say, I get more mileage out of one bucket than any prep player in history…more to come here — I actually have about 40 shots — photo shots, not round ball delivered in arc with back spin — to post, that I will call “Endorsements, Encounters, Engagements”, later but meanwhile here is Bobbito Garcia and his highlight reel. Not an endorsement, but I did sit next to him at Brown Sugar in Oaktown. Mitch Stephens of the Chron and Exam dubbed Hans “Peninsula legend”

edit to add:

San Ramon Valley (16-11, 7-2), coached by longtime boys and girls coach and former Peninsula playing legend Hans deLannoy, seems to have all the pieces in place. San Ramon Valley is the only other Contra Costa team to win a Division II title (1990). MS, 12/25/04, the Chronicle

Meanwhile Hans is hosting his retirement gala, Saturday, August 23, 2014 6 p.m. at San Ramon Marriott; Tony Bowers and Mark Weiss are among the Titans set for the tilt. Thanks, Hans, for posting that photo of me on the Bill Green (1961-2012) bench, behind the Cubberley football-soccer-track fields.


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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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