July 17, 2012
One afternoon back in 1999, Ted Bettencourt hit the driveway to take on his little brother Kevin in a heated game of one-on-one. Basketball was, and still is, very big in the Bettencourt home.
At 26, 10 years his senior and not long off an impressive college record, the advantage was all in Ted's favor...but he only beat his brother by one point that day.
It was the last time he and Kevin went at each other in the family driveway; Ted knew his brother was improving and he wanted to end their basketball series with a "W."
These days, after standout high school and college hoops careers of his own and some teaching and coaching, the younger Bettencourt, 29, sits on the bench at Bentley College where he is the assistant men's basketball coach. Brother Ted, 39, sits in the corner office at Peabody City Hall, elected the city's 14th mayor last November.
For the complete article by Scott Cooper of the Peabody (Mass.) Patch click here