Arizona AD Dave Heeke gave head basketball coach Sean Miller a vote
of confidence this weekend. Miller has been taking a ton of heat lately
thanks to the FBI investigation, the arrest of former assistant Book
Richardson, and the imminent firing of suspended assistant coach Mark
Phelps. “I want to be very, very clear about it, we support this
basketball program, we support these players, we support this coaching
staff,” Heeke said Saturday night during halftime of Arizona’s game.
This place deserves nothing less than that. We’ve supported them all the
way back. I think I’ve been very clear about my support for the
program, support for the leadership of this program. We support Coach
Miller and his leadership of this program. And anything that has been
reported or has been talked about to the contrary of that is completely
false. I want to be very clear on that. I support Coach Miller. We
support Coach Miller. Those things that have been said to the contrary
of that are not true.” More from Arizona Desert SwarmHERE.
Georgia head coach Tom Crean threw his team under the bus this
weekend. After losing to Ole Miss (Georgia’s 8th straight SEC loss),
Crean told reporters, “It’s all on me. Because I’m the one who decided
to keep these guys. And I get it, because the last thing I can do with
making decisions on keeping guys in the program in the spring, is now
overly get mad at them because I’m the one who made the decision. I live
with that every day and it doesn’t mean that they’re not great kids.
But very few programs, when there’s a takeover okay, when you guys who
haven’t done it at any point really in their career, a lot of those guys
move on. That’s what happens when there’s a job change. And I didn’t do
that. And I’m not going to complain. And we’ve just got to do
everything we can to fix it.” More from 247sports HERE. Shantell Crump, the mother of junior guard Tyree Crump responded to these Crean’s comments on Twitter:
Our thoughts are with Montana State head coach Brian Fish, whose
daughter Caryssa, 29, passed away on Friday. Fish, who coached
Saturday’s game vs. Idaho issued the following statement, “Melyssa and I
lost the most precious thing in life today when our daughter Caryssa
passed away. The authorities in Florida are still working through the
details. We thank our many friends in Bozeman, throughout Montana, and
around the country for their support and prayers, and also for
respecting our privacy during a devastating time for us.”
Good article from the Daily Press on Longwood head coach Griff Aldrich. “How the managing partner of a multi-billion-dollar private equity firm became a college basketball coach in Virginia” gives a pretty good insight into a very unique coach. Full story can be found HERE.
DIII Mary Washington head coach Marcus Kahn won the 300th game of
his career this weekend with a 68-62 win over Penn St.-Harrisburg. Kahn
is in his fifth season at Mary Washington, and has also been the head
coach at Cabrini College, and Pitt-Greensburg. His squad is currently
15-7 (7-4 CAC).
NJCAA Kilgore College (TX) head coach Brian Hoberecht won game #200 in memorable fashion this weekend. His squad had a 69-67 come-from-behind victory vs. Panola thanks to a game-winning three-pointer with 0:02 left. This is Hoberecht’s eleventh season at KC.