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Kimball Knights Keep it All in the Family

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

This is the third in a 16-day installment of previews featuring the 16 teams participating in the Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Basketball Classic January 6 through January 8 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner as well as at Country Day and Archbishop Rummel High Schools. NewOrleans.Com/Sports is an official sponsor of the event.

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For the Kimball Knights basketball program in Dallas, Texas, the family affair continues.

Legendary coach Goree Johnson piloted the Knights to state championships in 1996 and 1997. After stepping down as head coach to become the Assistant Athletic Director of the Dallas Independent School District, Johnson had a concourse at the Jesse Owens Memorial Complex named after him.

Like father, like son. The head coach at Kimball now is Royce Johnson, the son of Goree Johnson.

Royce Johnson served as prominent assistant coach on the 1996 and 1997 title winning teams under his father.

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