Can you really say someone's coaching career has ended prematurely when they are 75 years old and they've been doing it for 45 years?
The 2020-21 basketball season would have been Steve Konchalski's 46th and final one at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S., and he was supposed to transition the head coaching job over to Tyrell Vernon.
Instead, due to COVID-19 concerns, Atlantic University Sport postponed the entire season.
This wasn't how the legendary Canadian basketball coach's career was supposed to end. This coming March, the X-Men were supposed to be the host team at the U SPORTS Final 8 men's basketball tournament at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.
The tournament would have been the final chapter in his memorable coaching career.