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Romar not a victim of his own success

SEATTLE - "There is no reason why Washington can not be at the top of the Pac-10. It is not going to happen in a day or two, there is a lot of sweat to put forth. I want this program to be as successful as it can be." Those words were spoken by Lorenzo Romar on April 4th, 2002 during his first press conference as UW's Men's Head Basketball Coach, but they ring as true today as they did back then.

During that initial press conference, Romar was insistent; don't tell him UW can't get to the Final Four. He saw it with Richard Hamilton's buzzer beater in '98; the Huskies were one step away from something they had only accomplished once in the history of the program. He could also hear the murmurs of those watching him get the hoop dawgs off the mat. "That sounds good, but Washington doesn...