NABC Executive Director Jim Haney released the following statement in response to the unfortunate passing of Jud Heathcote and Rollie Massimino.
“News of the passing of Jud Heathcote and Rollie Massimino was met this week with great sadness throughout the coaching community. Each a member of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, Jud and Rollie led their teams to countless accomplishments, including two of college basketball’s most memorable national championships. More importantly, they made a distinguishable impact on generations of student-athletes and colleagues. On behalf of the NABC staff and Board of Directors, I offer my most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of these coaching legends."