Friday, December 4, 2009

The shot Lutz never saw go in

As part of a package advancing the Charlotte 49ers' game Saturday at 20th-ranked Louisville, I asked coach Bobby Lutz, former player and now assistant coach Bobby Kummer, and Stan Olson, who used to serve as The Observer's 49ers beat writer, to share their favorite Louisville memories.

As a sneak peek, here is Stan's memorable moment:

“The game, back on Jan. 22, 2000, was back-and-forth, sprinting through the second half before a huge and roaring crowd in Louisville's Freedom Hall. Then Charlotte guard Diego Guevara pulled up on the left wing, right in front of the 49ers' bench. He was open, 2 feet behind the three-point line. He quickly brought the ball up past his face, preparing to shoot.

"At that moment, Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz, standing perhaps 10 feet from Guevara, spun on his heels, faced the fans behind his bench and threw his arms above his head in the universal signal for a 3-pointer. Guevara had just released the ball, but Lutz never saw it. He remained standing, arms high, waiting.

"Of course it swished. And the 49ers gradually pulled away to a 69-59 victory.”


Ch49erfan said...

let's hope we have some "moments to remember" tomorrow night! GO NINERS!

Anonymous said...

Bobby has done that a number of times the past few seasons and the ball hasn't gone in. Makes him look like a fool.