(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) Just weeks after Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton saw his Seminoles win the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament last March, his family was again struck by tragedy.
Hamiltons brother, Willie, had died after a battle with cancer. The disease that has affected so many of us has affected Leonard Hamiltons family more than others. He has lost four members of his immediate family to cancer his grandmother Della, his father John, and brothers Barry and Willie.
I always get emotional talking about it, Hamilton said. I dont know if theres any one of us alive today that has not been affected in some way, shape or form by the dreaded disease.
Their passing is one of the reasons why the Florida State coaching staff decided in the offseason to take part in this years Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. The tournament began with four host sites -- Florida State played South Alabama on Friday and then Buffalo on Monday.
The tournament continues Friday with the championship r...