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Larry Street going into Basketball BC Hall of Fame

VANIER TOWHEES COACH Larry Street is going into the Basketball BC Hall of Fame as a builder. The ceremony will be held at the Langley Events Centre in May. - PHOTO BY EARLE COUPER
VANIER TOWHEES COACH Larry Street is going into the Basketball BC Hall of Fame as a builder. The ceremony will be held at the Langley Events Centre in May.
— image credit: PHOTO BY EARLE COUPER

Larry Street is going into the Basketball BC Hall of Fame.

The personable Street, who has coached at G.P. Vanier for 18 years, will go into the Hall as a builder. Basketball BC announced its 2014 inductees on Feb. 20.

“This is our 12th year for our Hall of Fame inductions and again it is a pleasure to announce the inductees who represent the best of the best in our sport," said Baseketball BC executive director Lawrie Johns.

"This year’s inductees come in the builder, coach, official, athlete and team categories and represent a number of decades of contribution to our sport.

"We look forward to a great Hall of Fame Gala at the Langley Events Centre on May 10 to celebrate these inductees as well as recognize other annual Basketball BC award winners.”

Basketball BC notes Street has made an impact in basketball throughout the province and particularly on Vancouver Island.  As a coach he has been involved for over 35 years including the only coach to take five different high schools to the AAA provincial championships.

He also coached numerous Basketball BC teams including Western Canada Games teams, and other provincial boys and girls teams.  "Larry has given over 900 clinics throughout the province and is currently a certified NCCP clinician.

"Larry has served on many boards and committees including years of service with Basketball BC.  The winner of many many awards and recognitions Larry continues to coach as well as work for basketball."

Street played four years at SFU and has competed in four World Master Games, garnering two golds and a bronze. He has had four of his players play professional basketball.

Other 2014 Hall of Fame inductees include Bob Burtwell and Spencer McKay (athletes), the 1954-55 Alberni Athletics and 1954-55 Vancouver Eilers (teams), Mike Thomson (official) and Bruce Enns (coach).

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