Clifton "Pop" Herring
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SI.com: A letter to Michael Jordan: Shame on you for refusing to help Pop
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 10:25am.

SI.com writer Thomas Lake takes basketball great Michael Jordan to task for not doing more to help his old high school coach who suffers from mental illness and recently found himself in jail.

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Jordan's former coach arrested again
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 9:38pm.

The man who coached Michael Jordan at Laney High School is back in jail tonight. Clifton "Pop" Herring is in the New Hanover county jail under a $600 dollar secured bond for failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge.

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Did Pop Herring really cut Michael Jordan? A 'Sports Illustrated' Special Report
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 01/13/2012 - 4:40pm.

To an outsider watching Pop Herring's basketball tryout in November 1978, it would not have been obvious that the gym at Laney High held a player destined to become the greatest in the universe. He was still Mike Jordan then, not Michael Jordan, just another sophomore guard among 50 eager boys competing for 15 spots on the varsity and 15 more on the junior varsity.

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