Tom Penders, retired longtime college basketball coach, talks with Matt this week about the NCAA Tournament. They also discuss the offensive issues plaguing the game, UCLA’s new coaching hire and the future for Arizona basketball.
Among his observations:
On the favorite to win the NCAA Tournament: “Louisville is the best team, and Rick Pitino knows how to use that depth and he knows how to use his talent.”
On Grand Canyon building a program under Dan Majerle: “You must have a fan base, you must be able to fill your arena… you have to have a budget obviously — you have to be able to hire assistant coaches, but if you don’t have a fan base you’re in trouble.”
On Arizona head coach Sean Miller: “I think he’s a great, young coach … he’s a perfectionist, he’s a hard worker and a very personable young man.”