Originally Posted by NYBronco
What a cozy place. I saw alotta games there ... every year I bought the May D&F Kids Package - 6 game tickets, Maxie the Miner tee-shirt, bumper sticker, schedule - all for I think just $10. I saw Mike Green, Ralph Simpson, Mack Calvin, Roland "Fatty" Taylor, Jan van Breda Kolff, Byron Beck, Claude Terry ... but then things really took off when Larry Brown, Doug Moe and Carl Scheer took over in I think 73. Then they built McNichols in, what, 75?
In the late 60s, though I never saw Dave Congden in person, I remember when he made a hail-mary shot from beyond the opposite foul line - right there on that court. Saw lots of great visiting players there too - Dr. J, George McGinness, Moses Malone, George Gervin, and Dan Issel - who was on the Kentucky Colonels with Artis Gilmore and Louie Dampier.
I do remember that right next door adjacent to that Auditorium Arena was the Auditorium Theater. One year I was atthe game, and my parents were watching the Nutcracker ... anyway, the game ended, I watched Mike Wolf do the postgame on KHOW 630 Radio, and then went next door and waited on a couch outside the theater .... when the crowd came out, Governor Lamm walked by, and I perked up, "hey!" He smiled real big and waved.
Memories. What good are they, anyway?