|(above) It was a somber Press Conference at the Ritchie Center today|
photo credit: @denco83
Eyewitnesses compared George Gwozdecky's press conference today to a funeral. Coach Gwozdecky stood there and it was stone silence. He spoke for 25 minutes and took the high road which was his modus operandi for 19 season at DU.
Local writers, administrators, players from the Sixties to the present, his entire coaching staff and wives attended. One attendee looked around the room "didn't see a dry eye." Someone sitting near George's wife Bonnie, who was beloved by all at DU, could hear her sob occasionally.
In his stint at the podium, Gwozdecky often became red-eyed and emotional, most notably when talking about players, his current and former assistants, university officials, his late parents and his wife and daughter. He thanked many members of the media.
Coach mentioned that it was his intention to finish his career at the University of Denver. He was notified on Monday during a meeting with Athletic Director Peg Bradley-Doppes that his contract was being terminated.