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Report: Morrison to coach at Gonzaga

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The 'Stache is back in Spokane.

TOO BIG TO FAIL?

NBA draft history is littered with tall men who became busts as pros.

NBA flameout Adam Morrison has reportedly finally given up his professional hoops dream — and is going back to the scene of his greatest success.

According to cbssports.com, Morrison has re-enrolled as a student at Gonzaga and will join the basketball program as a student assistant. "It'll be great. The players really respect him," the site quoted Bulldogs head coach Mark Few as saying.

Morrison was named All-America after the 2005-06 season at Gonzaga, leading the nation in scoring at 28.1 points per game and guiding the Bulldogs to the Sweet 16. His pro career, however, never really got off the ground.

He was taken third overall in the 2006 NBA Draft by Michael Jordan's Charlotte Bobcats, being selected over players such as Brandon Roy, Rudy Gay and Rajon Rondo. And while he did win two championship rings riding the Lakers' bench, he only started 28 career games and finished with a career average of 7.5 points in 161 career games.

His last game was in 2010 (though he was with an NBA team in the preseason of each of the last three seasons), his NBA career being remembered primarily for his place among Jordan's many — and historic — failures, and for that hair:

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