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Burney's Bytes will focus primarily on the local preps sports scene, but will also touch on some college and pro athletics, mostly in regards to athletes who hail and have played high school sports in Oakland County. My goal for the blog is to be conversational and anecdotal, a more relaxed and free formal take on high school athletics than you see in regular game day coverage.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

M Is For Marked Improvement

The curtain has closed on the Eminem Show at Royal Oak High School. It was a fun and fruitful endeavor.
Mike Massucci has stepped down as the Ravens boys basketball coach, after several years at the helm where he was successful in bringing pride back to the Royal Oak public school cage scene.
"Sooch" is a class act and master motivator. He's been integral in helping retired NBA vet & Clarkston alum Tim McCormick get his fantastic Michigan Elite 25 program off the ground and recently authored a book, (An Elite Journey).
Before landing in the Ravens' Nest, Massucci was the head coach at Royal Oak Shrine through most of the late 1990s and 2000s and on the bench as an assistant with Kurt Keener at Birmingham Detroit Country Day for the 'Jackets' 1995 state championship campaign and the beginning of the Shane Battier era.
Hopefully, whoever grabs the reins at Royal Oak in the wake of Massucci's departure, will continue on the path he has set for the Ravens, which is upward bound on and off the floor.


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