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February 27, 2012

Revisiting His Coach

Ira Berkow, after decades of covering other sports figures, checked back in with his college-basketball coach and learned new lessons. The former New York Times columnist has many more writing projects in the works.

Justin Adler

The legendary sports journalist Red Smith wrote his last column five days before his death. Ira Berkow, who followed Smith as a columnist at the New York Times and later wrote a biography about him, plans very much to do the same. The 72-year-old Berkow continues to press full-throttle since his retirement from the Times in 2007, staying nearly as busy as he was during his 26-year career there. Berkow says he plans on writing "until I drop dead or until my wife stops feeding me."

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