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Mid-Pacific hires Fab Five member as its boys hoops coach

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 3:07 p.m. HST, Sep 9, 2013

Mid-Pacific Institute has named Fabulous Five member Dwight Holiday as its boys head basketball coach, the school announced today.

Holiday was a starting guard on the iconic University of Hawaii basketball team that captivated the attention of Hawaii in the early 1970s. Dubbed the Fabulous Five, the starting members -- Bob Nash, Jerome Freeman, Al Davis and John Penebacker -- had a 24-3 record in the 1971-72 and played in the NCAA tournament. The year before, the group led UH to the NIT.

Holiday has coached multiple teams in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu in both basketball and tennis, though he stepped away from coaching for some time.

He has been active in the game in a less public role, helping to run basketball camps with some of his contacts from the NBA. Most recently he has been active in helping his two nephews (Jrue and Justin Holiday), both of whom play in the NBA. 

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