On Friday night, Michael Peck goes to back where it all began.
The former NBA D-League head coach will be the first person inducted into Findlay Prep's Hall of Fame.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/CoachMikePeck">@CoachMikePeck</a> will be 1st member into the <a href="https://twitter.com/FindlayPrep">@FindlayPrep</a> Hall of Fame tonight at 7pm <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/3nationalchampionships?src=hash">#3nationalchampionships</a> #157-8 <a href="http://t.co/XedoI9pOur">pic.twitter.com/XedoI9pOur</a></p>— Andy Johnson (@CoachAJohnson) <a href="https://twitter.com/CoachAJohnson/status/571378301945540609">February 27, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Though he amassed just a 43-57 record in two seasons with the Idaho Stampede from 2012-14, Coach Peck's respective stint in the minor league was all about development and helping his respective young guns improve and reach their maximum potential. He garnered deep praise from those around the league for his approach.
This comes as no surprise, as similar development was what he was all about while serving as coach of Findlay Prep, a college preparatory program in Las Vegas, strongly sponsored by Nike, etc.
During his tenure with the program, Coach Peck not only led his squads to three national championships, but also guided a slew of up and coming NBA and/or D-League prospects and subsequent contributors. He served as mentor to the likes of Cory Joseph, Avery Bradley, Tristan Thompson, Nick Johnson, DeAndre Liggins, Myck Kabongo, and even former number one draft selection Anthony Bennett.
The list goes on, as do Coach Peck's glowing accomplishments. This is a well deserved honor for someone who has been quite an influence on so many currently making respective impacts on the NBA and/or D-League stages.