Famed basketball coach Roy Williams pays tribute to Budig
FILE - In this March 27, 1993, file photo, Kansas coach Roy Williams raises his arms in victory after cutting a piece of the net after the NCAA Midwest Regional final in St. Louis. He was the guy that gave Roy Williams a chance, Williams told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)A Hall of Famer with three national championships and a familiar face at the Final Four, it would seem Roy Williams was destined for big things in basketball. He was the guy that gave Roy Williams a chance, Williams told The Associated Press. They wanted a high-profile coach and told Budig it would be a huge mistake to hire Williams.
Some new college hoop coaches turn to experienced transfers
Forbes has five Division I transfers joining the program, with three added since he took over in April. Hes hoping the older players provide some stability amid these uncertain times for college athletics highlighting the enhanced value of transfers for the coaches who changed jobs after last season and are trying to build new programs. It remains unclear how many transfers will get a waiver to play right away or must sit out a year. It's why ACC Network analyst and former Notre Dame player Jordan Cornette pointed to more than talent and fit with a transfer's value. Coaches are barred from in-person activities such as traveling to meet a recruit or bringing one in for an official visit.
Wake Forest turns to ETSU's Forbes as men's basketball coach
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, East Tennessee State head coach Steve Forbes reacts to a play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. Wake Forest has hired East Tennessee States Steve Forbes as its mens basketball coach. (AP Photo/James Crisp, File)Wake Forest has hired East Tennessee State’s Steve Forbes as its men’s basketball coach. “Leaving ETSU was not an easy decision for me and for my family,” Forbes said in a statement issued by Wake Forest. He inherits a Wake Forest program mired in a long struggle-filled run. “Coach Forbes has an incredible track record of success, matched only by his reputation for building strong and lasting relationships,” Wake Forest athletic director John Currie said in a statement.