Basketball’s ‘Michelangelo’ Makes Time for High School Players in Delaware County

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Image of Jim Lynam via Steven Falk, Philadelphia Inquirer.

He may get caught up in a laser-sharp focus on the intricacies of the 76ers’ biggest NBA matchups, but legendary coach-turned-broadcaster Jim Lynam is never too busy to get a good look at the future of the game.

Lynam, the former Sixers coach and general manager who’s now a Comcast SportsNet analyst, is known to drop in on practices and games at Penncrest and Glen Mills, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report by Mike Jensen.


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“He may show up with his Wawa cup, and sit in the upper deck,” said Penncrest Coach Mike Doyle, whose Lions recently won the District One Class 5A championship. “Or he may be in the corner talking to me and my assistants.”

Wherever Lynam is, he’s analyzing the game, and pouring out valuable insights on those fortunate enough to have the chance to listen.

“He’s Michelangelo,” Doyle said. “He sees the game at like a different pace. You’re like a third-grade student. How did I not see this?”

Read more about Lynam, the man who “might be Philadelphia’s ultimate lifetime basketball guy,” in the Philadelphia Inquirer here.


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