Before adoring fans called him "The Moose" or "Joe College" or "Frank the Tank," Frank Kaminsky was known simply as "Frankie" or "Little Frank."
All year round, Little Frank would tag along with his 6-foot-10 dad to gyms around Chicago to watch "Big Frank" — a future version of himself — play rec-league games.
"That's part of why Frank is so skilled," says Gene Heidkamp, who coached Kaminsky at Benet Academy before he went on to stardom at Wisconsin. "His father was more of a face-up player than a low-post player. He could shoot the 3. Still can."
At 60, Big Frank still plays...