As the Kansas City Chiefs celebrate their first Super Bowl championship since 1970, many in sports are extending their congratulations to head coach Andy Reid.
That includes Danny Ainge, president of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics, and Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson. Johnson took to Twitter on Sunday to celebrate Reid, who grew up in Los Angeles, and called him one of his “favorite” coaches.
Andy Reid, one of my favorite coaches, glad to see you raise the Vince Lombardi trophy!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) February 3, 2020
Ainge agreed with Johnson, retweeting him with the caption, “Amen?” in support of Reid. Ainge and Reid both attended Brigham Young University in the late 70’s, where Ainge played basketball and baseball and Reid was an offensive tackle on the football team and then a graduate assistant on their coaching staff.
— Danny Ainge (@danielrainge) February 3, 2020
Reid took a moment after the game to highlight his alma mater. When talking to former BYU and 49ers quarterback Steve Young, the two reminisced about how Reid coached Young during his junior season.
“He taught me everything I know about quarterback,” Young said to him.
Reid also shouted out Chiefs safety Daniel “Dirty Dan” Sorensen — who is also an alumni of BYU.
Andy Reid to Steve Young: “How ‘bout the Cougs? What a shoutout to them with ‘Dirty Dan’ playing for us. It’s beautiful.”#BYU #BYUFootball #SuperBowl #ChiefsKingdom @kslsports pic.twitter.com/enmR9gLScC
— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) February 3, 2020