When it comes to past UK players becoming coaches, a lot of focus in the past few years has been on Travis Ford and John Pelphrey. And that is understandable. Both young coaches have risen quickly through the ranks and if John can get it done this year at Arkansas, both have good homes. But now another is rising and will soon get a head job. Mark Pope is leaving Georgia to take an Assistant job at Wake Forest under Jeff Bzdelik, his former head coach with the Denver Nuggets. Last year, Mark Fox praised Pope and the job he did in Athens, and now he will get a chance to be a head recruiter in Winston-Salem. We wish Mark well and hope it starts a great coaching career for him.
I am very tired after a ridiculous 14 mile walk that I had no business doing. But that doesnt mean we dont LIVE BLOG the Jordan Brand Classic and the Doron Lamb announcement at 7:45. Come join us if you know what is good for you.