On Thursday the 9th of November 2017, friends and family came together to say goodbye to one of the most influential human beings I have ever had the pleasure to meet...My Man! Mr Kevin Cadle. There were many tributes to Kevin or Michael as he was known to his family who had made the trip over from the States. Perhaps the most moving tribute came from one of his dearest friends in the UK, Renaldo Lawrence. Renaldo finished his tribute with a letter he wrote to Kevin soon after Kevin's death was announced. The applause at the end told us all what Kevin meant to him and to all who knew him.
This week, Kevin Cadle, one of British Basketball's greatest coaches will be laid to rest. Back in September of 1998 two colleagues, Deno Tofalos (now deceased), Chris Tofalos and me Mike Shaft published the magazine SHOOTtheHOOP. In that first issue we paid a full tribute to the man himself. It took some time but I finally managed to track down that copy of the magazine. This is part two of that article. Some of the photos are from that original article but others are from more recent times.