Posted on Mar 1, 2013 in Alumni News, News, and Sports
Alumni and fans from the Reno Chapter of the KU Alumni Association attended KU Night with the Reno Bighorns, an NBA D-League team, on Feb. 22.
The Bighorns’ head coach, Paul Mokeski, c’79, played basketball at KU from 1975-79 and went on to play in the NBA from 1979-1993. The group had a meet and greet with Coach Mokeski before the game.
Coach Mokeski is married to Linda Mankin Mokeski, c’81. Fun fact: Linda was a freshman year roommate of Jennifer Jackson Sanner, the Association’s senior vice president for communications and editor of Kansas Alumni magazine, and they both met their future spouses on the same night in downtown Lawrence.
Although the Bighorns lost to the Los Angeles D-Fenders 108-117, the KU group still had a great time. See a slideshow below with a few photos from the evening.