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Obituary Analysis

The obituary for Dick Williams in the Star Tribune starts out with a lead about what Williams was best known for, coaching basketball.

The article goes on to talk about his "no-cut" policy Williams had when coaching. This was effective because it told the reader about more than just his love for basketball, but his love for including everyone.

Some of the sources include: former players, his sister, and a person he worked with on the Wayzata Youth Basketball Association. The lead is an alternative, and not just an announcement of death. The age and cause of death are also delayed.

The obit differs from a resume because it includes a focused story, about basketball, along with his lifetime accomplishments.