On Friday, it was confirmed that Jack Curran dies. Curran was one of the nation’s most successful prep coaches in the sports of basketball and baseball.
Curran was 82-years-old.
Jack Curran is best known for working at Archbishop Molloy High School.
Curran was a true lifer at Archbishop Molloy, having coached there for 55 years. During his tenure, he saw many players go on to the NBA, including the likes of Brian Winters, Kevin Joyce, Kenny Smith and Kenny Anderson.
Here’s what Kenny Anderson had to say about Jack Curran.
"I just talked to him two days ago, and he was so excited about what [his former Molloy player] Jim Larranaga was doing at Miami," Anderson, who is now the coach at the Posnack Jewish Day School in Davie, Fla., told ESPNNewYork.com's Ian O'Connor on Thursday. "Coach said, 'That program couldn't win a game, and I couldn't watch them in the past, and I'm so happy for Jim and what he's done there.'
"Coach sounded so energized. He told me he'd just slipped on some ice and broke his kneecap, but he sounded good. I was shocked this morning when I saw it on Twitter; I didn't believe it. I called his house, and his neighbor answered and said he had died in his sleep. I know he's in a much better place,” he added.
Jack Curran died on Thursday. He had been suffering from kidney and lung problems.