Late Michigan State basketball coach Jud Heathcote mailed Tim Staudt a handwritten letter two weeks before he passed away.

Like he did with many contemporaries, Heathcote kept in touch with Staudt over the years and even hosted Staudt and his family for a visit when the Staudts vacationed in the Pacific Northwest.

Here's a scanned copy of the letter:

You can hear the story behind the letter in the YouTube video above.