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Bogan basketball coach Arthur Goodwin dies at 54

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Bogan basketball coach Arthur Goodwin died on Friday. He’d been struggling with health issues recently, so it wasn’t a huge shock but it is a huge loss. It turns out Bogan’s defeat at Brooks in March was Goodie’s final game. I feel lucky to have covered it.
Goodie was the best quote in Chicago basketball and maybe in all of Chicago sports. I would wait as long as necessary outside the Bogan locker room, win or lose. He said exactly what he felt and there wasn’t a fake bone in his body. I’m sure that directness resonated with kids.
Goodwin after a loss at Morgan Park in 2018: “That is one of [Morgan Park’s] worst teams. Adam Miller and the four blind mice. We are 10 points better. Nick knows that. We just have to finish.”
Over the last few years playing at Bogan was the biggest test in the city for any team. Goodie turned that gym into a fortress. His quick wit, big smile and ability to relate to his players will be missed.
— Michael O'Brien, Sun-Times High School Sports Editor
Beloved, successful Bogan basketball coach Arthur ‘Goodie’ Goodwin dies at 54
The shot clock is coming + 11 more takes
The shot clock is coming. I don’t think there is any doubt about that. When that officially happens in Illinois remains to be seen.
But news last week from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) that each state association may adopt a shot clock beginning in the 2022-23 season sets the stage. The Illinois High School Association follows the rules of the NFHS.
So, yes, expect a major rule change to Illinois high school basketball in the near future, because there has already been a massive push locally in this state to add the shot clock.
Last summer the discussion of the shot clock was brought to the forefront by several prominent high school coaches throughout the state. They engaged in zoom calls and conducted a massive statewide survey among boys and girls high school coaches.
Nearly 900 coaches from across the state voted in the survey. Overall, 72 percent voted yes to adding a shot clock in Illinois, with a whopping three-fourths of boys coaches across the state in favor.
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