Over the past 10 years, the wisdom and composure behind Tony Bennett’s comments during press conferences and interviews have been a huge part of the joy in watching this program grow, so I wanted to create some (very amateur-level) videos that use his comments to narrate the development of the Virginia men’s basketball program starting in 2009. I also set this story to the soundtrack of the movie ‘Miracle’ since I think it is so iconic!
The first video includes as much as I could to document the 2009-2015 seasons that set the stage for years to come, and the second video is an account of the 2015-2018 seasons that took us on an emotional rollercoaster and gave us so many gifts and lessons that would eventually lift the 2018-2019 team to the pinnacle of college basketball.
I made these videos for the pure joy of reliving the past 10 years so I hope you enjoy the memories too if you give them a watch! I regrettably couldn’t include everything, so if you do give them a watch, what memories did these videos bring back for you?