•Former St. Louis Park High standout basketball player who took the Orioles to three state tournaments.

•Originally signed to play at Duke before coach Bill Foster left and was replaced by Mike Krzyzewski. "Coach K came here, to the Thunderbird Hotel, to ask me to honor my letter of intent," Petersen said. "I said no, I was going to stay at the University of Minnesota. I always think about that. That's the only thing I can look back on and say, 'What if?' "

•Played eight seasons in the NBA with Houston, Sacramento and Golden State. He played before the truly big-money era of the league but still made more than $5 million in his career, according to salary information on basketball-reference.com. That allowed him to be patient as he figured out a post-playing career profession.

•Was hired as a Lynx assistant coach before the 2009 season and is about to enter his 16th season working on Wolves broadcasts.

•Petersen met his wife, Tika, shortly after moving back to Minnesota in 1998. They live in Wayzata. Sanjay Lumpkin, Petersen's stepson, is a basketball player at Northwestern.

KENT YOUNGBLOOD