Hoosiers has been known to ruin many a weekend afternoon. No matter what chores or errands are on the to-do list when the 1986 classic comes on TV it must be watched to completion. It’s in the Man Rules. Next time Hoosiers is on drop that basket of laundry forget to pick up the kids from soccer practice and watch it again only imagine Danny Ainge in the role of Jimmy Chitwood. In an outstanding find by WEEI’s Ben Rohrbach the actor who played Chitwood claims that Ainge challenged him for the role. Maris Valainis who portrayed Chitwood appeared on the Beats & Eats podcast and offered a surprising anecdote. During filming Valainis and the rest of the cast attended a preseason game between the Celtics and Pacers.
Danny Ainge Wanted Role of Jimmy Chitwood in ‘Hoosiers’
NESN | Oct 19