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Bruce Pearl could have starred in Welcome Back, Kotter in the 1970s

Jun 15, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT

h/t to LostLettermen.com h/t to LostLettermen.com

We here at CBT pride ourselves on our dedication to bringing you the most important college hoops news, doing it quickly, and making it as accurate as possible.

This has nothing to do with that.

This is, quite simply, a wonderful godsend from the deviant minds over at Reddit. They posted the photo of Bruce Pearl’s massive pile of curls, LostLettermen.com found it, and now we’re jumping on that bandwagon.

I mean, how could we not? This stuff is like catnip to me.

If anyone ever needs a casting suggestion for the Bruce Pearl Story (an ESPN/Lifetime collaboration?) may I suggest the red-hot Seth Rogen? By his own admission, he could grow this mop in a heartbeat.

In case you never saw any reruns of Welcome Back, Kotter, rest assured that if Rogen played the younger Pearl, Mr. Kotter himself could play the current version. In fact, Gabe Kaplan starred as a basketball coach in a 1979 movie called Fast Break:

“A preacher, a jailbird, a pool shark, a muscle man…” and a GIRL? What wackiness.

Eric Angevine is the editor of Storming the Floor. He tweets @stfhoops.