I met Krista, Kenny, Julie, her nephew Max, Paul, and Michelle at Lucas Oil for the free Friday practices. I worked half a day so they snagged me a great seat. All I really cared about was Butler, so after their practice Krista, Paul, Michelle and I had lunch at the Claddagh Irish Pub. It was nice to sit outside and people watch. Who knew it would be 80 degrees in Indy in April?
We made our way back to the stadium for the all-star game. Lori and Megan met us there. Megan’s goal was to get Chris Kramer’s autograph. She did see him at the 3-point contest Thursday night but didn’t get a very good picture. Matt Painter was one of the all-star assistant coaches. We saw him on the concourse before the game and had some photo ops.
Krista, Kenny and I met Krista’s friend Nora and her boyfriend Steve at the Ram for dinner. We swung by the Hyatt to see some coaches, as it was the NABC headquarters hotel. We saw a few people, but not like past years. On our walk back to the car we passed Tom Crean and Jim Boeheim, and Krista got her picture with Sam Perkins. He was outside the Jackson Street tent wearing a suit. Big Smooth was looking dapper, but what were you doing at Jackson Street??