Bernie Bickerstaff, general manager of the Denver Nuggets; Rick Sund, vice president of basketball operations for the Dallas Mavericks; Jerry West, general manager of the Lakers; Scott Layden, Utah Jazz director of player personnel; and Ed Badger, scout for the Atlanta Hawks, are among the pro personnel who have visited Pauley Pavilion during the Festival.
"It's a chance to associate faces with names," Sund said. "You don't look at them for now, you look at them for the future. You look at their bodies and see how they develop three years from now."
Also in attendance were USC Coach George Raveling, Connecticut Coach Jim Calhoun, Memphis State Coach Larry Finch, Arizona Coach Lute Olson, UC Irvine Coach Rod Baker, USA women's assistant Olympic Coach Jim Foster, USA Basketball executive director Bill Wall and Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Raveling and Krzyzewski are members of several USA Basketball selection committees.
South Coach Wimp Sanderson of Alabama showed up wearing his beloved plaid. The weather being too warm for a jacket, Sanderson settled for a plaid shirt.
Of course, plaid can only do so much. Sanderson's South team is 0-3.