"When you think about all of the opportunists that exist in this country and that we would be going down a path where we want to deny those opportunities to others," he said. "Ever since I've been a kid, I've always embraced the struggle. My struggle was a little bit easier because I looked like all the kids that weren't struggling. I'm a white kid, that if you didn't know you look at me, except I was wearing clothes that my mom made I look like the kid who lived next door. You'd never know I was an immigrant."
Auriemma's parents left Italy in the late 50's to give their son a better life. Today, he is the winningest coach in college basketball history. He's also led the United States women's basketball team to Olympic gold twice.
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