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I’m going to Europe. The planning sparked a mental slideshow of another trip to Europe 25 years ago.

Charles Hathaway and CJ Black pose alongside a fashionable Parisian with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop. Click on.

Vol basketball players, wearing drooping uniform shorts, attract a crowd of bikini-clad beauties to a beach on the French Riviera. Click on.

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Aaron Green looking for a McDonald’s. Click on.

The team bus leaving Florence, Italy, with Isiah Victor as the missing person. Click on.

Brandon Wharton, helmet over his ears, dressed in orange Flight gear, sits in the lobby of an elegant Italian hotel under a huge Renaissance painting. Click on.

It was the summer of 1997. Tennessee had a new basketball coach, Jerry Green. The new staff took a collection of players inherited from Kevin O’Neill and headed to Europe.

Jerry Green explains what he expects from a team practice November 2, 1998. Green resigned as Tennessee head coach after four seasons with an 89-36 record.

I must follow you. Everyone should take such a “work” trip. My dispatches were a mix of basketball and travelogue.

For two weeks I traveled on the team bus through France, Italy and Switzerland. John Wilkerson, the only other member of the media, was my roommate. Another busload of UT fans — including the indefatigable Russ McDonald of Memphis and the “3” signs he said he stole from Ole Miss — followed.