Harmatuks love basketball

John Harmatuk playing basketball for Klein High School 1990.

The Houston Chronicle looks at the impact families are having on Houston basketball. Klein High’s Harmatuk family is mentioned:

Another of those families, the Harmatuks, also is making an impact in northwest Houston.

John Harmatuk, boys coach at Cypress Springs, is in his 11th year with the Panthers. His younger brother, Scott, is in his first year as Klein Collins boys coach.

But they are just two of five boys in their family who have been involved in basketball. John, Scott and their three brothers played basketball at Klein High School and wore No. 22. Four of them went on to play college basketball.

Their father, also named John Harmatuk, coached in the summer basketball circuit for 10 years. With their family, it’s all ball all the time.

“Pretty much all that we did as a family was centered around basketball,” said the younger John. “The only times during family gatherings when we weren’t talking or arguing about basketball was when people made us stop.”

John and Margaret should be proud of their boys!

Mavs, Dirk end with a THUD!

With 5:28 left in the game, the Mavericks trail 99-75. Dirk Nowitzki has a whopping 6 points. Ouch, what an embarrassing way to end one of the best regular seasons ever. A 67 win team bows out to a number 8 seed, Golden State and your MVP candidate barely even shows up.

Cuban must be dying inside. How many heads will roll after this game?

UPDATE: Final score Golden State Warriors 111 – Dallas Mavericks 86. Don Nelson will be celebrating all summer long in Hawaii.