NBA Fandom and a 67 Game Winning Streak

My sister Anne Torgerson joined me from Los Angeles on this Halloween Eve edition of the Torg Stories podcast.

Anne and I opened the show making some plans about what we would watch this week for a discussion next Sunday. We agreed on this:

  • Mon Oct 31: Pacers v. Nets
  • Fri Nov. 4: Bucks v. Timberwolves
  • White Lotus Season 2, Episode 1
My Larry Bird costume came out on the creepy Tiger King side. Click below to listen to the pod:

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Here’s a list of additional topics discussed on this episode:

  • Anne is trying to force an NBA Fandom by subscribing to NBA League Pass and she attended a Clippers game.
  • We looked back on Anne’s high school basketball career in Indiana during which time her team won 67 regular season games in a row.
  • I outlined my Brooklyn Nets take that the team is going to turn it around. We also discussed the Golden State Warriors.
  • We discussed the beginning of high school basketball season here in North Carolina.

Chezem Hired at North Judson in Indiana

Kent Chezem is the new head boys basketball coach and dean of students at North Judson High School in Indiana. The hire was approved at a school board meeting on Tuesday May 19, 2020. Coach Chezem joined the Torg Stories Podcast to discuss his new jobs.

The interview is available in video or audio form. You can also listen by searching for Torg Stories in the podcast app on an iPhone.

Kent Chezem North Judson Basketball Head Coach

Click this link to access the YouTube Video of the Interview

I first met Kent when we were teammates at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois where he is the all time leader in assists and 8th in steals. Teams Kent played for at ONU won three conference and district championships.

Kent and Cade Chezem sectional championship

Coach Chezem with his son Cade after Loogootee’s Sectional Championship

Kent’s head coaching stops include Clinton Prairie where he went to high school, Covington, and Loogootee. His teams won three sectional titles when he was at Covington and one during his time at Loogootee. In 2014, Kent was named the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association District II Coach of the year.

Kent Chezem and family

Kent’s dad Myron, mom Janice, son Cade, daughter Avery, and wife Dara

There will be some rivalry at the Chezem household during next year’s basketball season. Last January, Kent’s wife Dara was hired as the superintendent of Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation in nearby Winamac.  The two schools are twenty miles apart and have often competed in the same basketball sectional.

You can connect with Kent on Twitter @KentChezem and he plans to soon launch a program website, BluejayBasketball.com.