This candid memoir is a passionate exploration of honor, basketball, and a couple's commitment to love. Coach Rose had a stellar career coaching college and professional basketball, including leading teams to the NCAA Finals and the Final Four. He is also that rare person who experienced love at first sight upon meeting “Elo,” his wife of over sixty years. Together they earned degrees, left the Appalachian region, weathered the tumultuous world of coaching, and enjoyed parenting, traveling, the arts, and philanthropy. As the couple eventually settled into the peace of retirement, Alzheimer’s unexpectedly forced them to face the "long goodbye."