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Stringer Stands Tall

Stringer Stands Tall

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C. Vivian Stringer has long been known as one of the best coaches in women's college basketball ever. But when Don Imus made his now-infamous comment about her winning Rutgers squad last year, she proved she's more than a good coach — she's a great leader and person. Her response was measured, passionate, and elegant, a far cry from the shock-jock's verbal bomb. If there's anything good to be said about the entire fiasco, it's that it brought Coach Stringer to the national stage, and she joins us today to talk about her remarkably trying life. Leave questions and comments here.