Reggie Chaney tribute: Grieving is not a linear thing


Kelvin Sampson and the Houston Basketball program have done a great job handling the passing of former UH player Reggie Chaney. Chaney passed away in August, just three months after earning his University of Houston degree.

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Sampson guided the players like a father in the days and weeks after, but he also needed to grieve. GoCoogs spoke to him about it last week, his first public comments on Reggie’s death. He was genuine and open about what happened and his feelings.

“Grieving is not a linear thing,” Starns Leland said on CATS Monday night. And he’s right. Each person involved in the program is handling it differently. But through this common bond, the team has grown even tighter in the 11 weeks since his passing.

Monday, the program (officially) unveiled the 32 patches they will wear this season in his honor. At halftime, there was an excellent 90-second tribute video dedicated to him.

In our postgame show, we talked about Reggie and what he meant to us and shared Kelvin’s postgame comments on Reggie and the trying months since his passing. Please take a look:

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“As a University of Houston alum, I am honored that the University of Houston Athletics chose our firm to be their official and exclusive personal injury law firm,” says Stewart J. Guss, the firm’s founder.