USC basketball coach Frank Martin already was a nationally known figure thru his work on the bench and on television. His profile reached its highest point last season with the Gamecocks’ run to the Final Four.
Sunday the country was exposed to another story on Martin, one that until then very few knew about. ESPN ran a SportsCenter feature on Martin’s near death experience while an assistant coach at Kansas State in 2006. The story includes an account by Martin’s wife and uncle of an unidentified “nurse” who visited Martin’s room.
Monday morning Martin went deeper into the story behind the story:
Here’s the ESPN SportsCenter feature on Martin: