David Halberstam – 1934-2007

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author David Halberstam passed away today from injuries sustained in a car accident in California.

One of Halberstam’s projects in recent years was of course the book The Education of a Coach on Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

Through the Patriots media relations department, Belichick offered this statement:

“It was a privilege and honor to watch David practice his craft and an even greater one to call him a friend. David was as warm, considerate, intelligent, interesting and accomplished a person as I have ever met and his loss is heartbreaking.”

Halberstam was currently on working on a book on NFL hall of famer Y.A. Tittle.

Wikipedia entry on Halberstam.
San Jose Mercury News Report
San Francisco Chronicle Report
2005 BSMW Media Blitz Interview with Halberstam.

Random Quote

You’re expected to just nod in the affirmative, utter “In Belichick We Trust,” and walk in lockstep off a cognitive cliff.

— Chris Gasper, Boston Globe, 9/20/12