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NCAAM – NBC Special – Al McGuire On Coach Norm Ellenberger & Alburquerque


In this video clip….NBC’s Al McGuire interviews prior University of New Mexico Lobos Coach Norm Ellenberger….then provides a thumb-nail sketch of Alburquerque, New Mexico…..the sight of the 1983 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four…..which was eventually won on a last second shot by Jim Valvano’s North Carolina State Wolfpack team over the high flying Phi Slamma Jamma Houston Cougars coached by Guy V. Lewis.  McGuire gives the viewer a short history lesson on the development and testing of the US Military’s nuclear bomb….with the Little Boy bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan…..and the Fat Boy bomb that was dropped three days later on Nagasaki, Japan…..as this video provides a good history lesson on the State of New Mexico…..leading up to the 1983 Final Four at The Pit in Alburquerque.

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