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February 26, 2013

Former General basketball standout Bryant to get key to city of Burnside

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Burnside —

“He probably did as much for the youth of Pulaski County as any one man I know,” added Bryant. “Had it not been for his pushing me and his interest in me and what I wanted to do, I wouldn’t have been able to do what I was able to do. He was one of the greatest coaches that I ever played for.”
Bryant spent approximately 25 years working for Beatrice Foods after he hung up his sneakers. He’s lived a successful life since that time — but the fact that Burnside still remembers his hoops heroics is something he greatly appreciates.
“It was a surprise in the beginning,” he said of Burnside’s interest. “(When the day was first named for him), I was right out of my sporting career. This many years later, it will make it even more of an honor. Burnside will always have a very special place in my heart.”
 

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