Who was the random father/son combo on the bench and in the huddle?

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There was what looked like a father/son combo that was sitting to the left of our assistants but clearly on the Gopher bench, and they also stood on the outskirts of the huddle all game on the court during the game. I presume that this is a significant donor who was given a rare insider experience. If true, that seems odd to even have this as an opportunity given the importance of the game and how most coaches love routine and controlled environment. Anyone have any insight?

Also, did anyone see late in the game, there was a timeout and Rick Pitino walked up to the court, called Stockman over, told him a few items in his ear and then Stockman relayed it to one of the assistants.

Go Gophers!!
 

His name is Pete Eckerline. He owns the Eckerline Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Group. He bought Denny Heckers old house in Orono. He has a lot of cash. He actually played basketball at U of Wisconsin Eau Claire.
 

His name is Pete Eckerline. He owns the Eckerline Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Group. He bought Denny Heckers old house in Orono. He has a lot of cash. He actually played basketball at U of Wisconsin Eau Claire.

What years at Eau Claire ? Have a friend who was a highly successful head coach there for 30 years.
 

What years at Eau Claire ? Have a friend who was a highly successful head coach there for 30 years.

https://www.uwec.edu/alumni/classnotes/1980.htm

Peter Eckerline (BBA), '83 (MBA), a Merrill Lynch financial adviser based in Wayzata, Minnesota, has been recognized by the Financial Times in its top 400 financial advisers list. In addition to the Financial Times honor, Peter has been recognized by Barron's in its list of America's top 1,200 financial advisers in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Barron's also recognized Peter as the No. 1 wealth adviser in Minnesota in 2015 and 2017. In 2012, he was named to Barron's top 100 financial advisers. Peter, who has been with Merrill Lynch his entire career, received the President's Award from the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association in 2004
 




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