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Lenny Wilkens on "The Dream Team"

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Lenny Wilkens, shown coaching the New York Knicks in 2005 at Madison Square Garden, holds the record for wins by an NBA coach. (AP Photo)
Lenny Wilkens, shown coaching the New York Knicks in 2005 at Madison Square Garden, holds the record for wins by an NBA coach. (AP Photo)

The World Basketball Championship began in Turkey on August 28. For last week's program, Only A Game's Doug Tribou reported on Team USA Basketball past and present.

The story featured comments from Basketball Hall of Fame members Lenny Wilkens and Oscar Robertson. In August, Robertson was inducted again, this time as a member of the 1960 Olympic team. Wilkens, who was already inducted as player and as a coach, was inducted for a third time for his work as an assistant coach to the 1992 "Dream Team."

To listen to Doug's complete conversations with Lenny Wilkens click on the "listen" link above. Wilkens recalls his frustration about being left off the 1960 Olympic team and tells the story of how he nearly became a college professor instead of an NBA legend.

We've also posted Doug's complete conversation with Oscar Robertson.

Do you have a memory of Wilkens or Robertson? Which team was better ... the amateurs of 1960 or the top-flight pros of 1992? Share your thoughts in our comments section below!

This program aired on September 2, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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Doug Tribou was formerly a reporter and producer at WBUR and for WBUR's Only A Game.

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