Damned Twitter embed:
Tonight on SportsCenter, Craig Sager referred to the infamous coach of that school in the center of the state as Mike Izzo. Guess he got him confused with Mike D'antoni.
Will take over as Director of Basketball Operations, seems like a good hire
In an interesting turn of events, Bacari has hired Pete Kahler, the UM video assistant turned director of basketball ops, and Canaan Chatman, Kam Chatman's dad and a now former Nike Elite Youth Basketball Regional Director.
Kahler was one of the video guys during UM's NCAA run if I'm not mistaken. Now both he and Will Vergollo, both behind-the-scenes guys during UM's championship game run, have assistant coach spots.
Another interesting side note - Jermaine Jackson Sr has been retained. He interviewed for the UDM job and didn't get it. Word on the street is that he's got a pretty fiery personality and may be a bit of a handful. Not coincidentally, his son is a 3* guard out of Dakota high school. UM has poked around there a little, but Junior is pretty undersized. Still, he's a very capable scorer, especially if he heads to a place like the Horizon League. Don't be shocked to see two father-son combos at UDM in the future.
This may be considered soliciting and if this is not ok, I appologize and feel free to take it down but I am coaching an inner city high school basketball team South Los Angeles and we need to raise money for transportation to games for the 2016/2017 season. I figured since it is sports and charity related, it was worth a shot throwing it up here and seeing if we could get any support.
If I get any kids that end up being recruited by Michigan, I'll be sure to encourage them to do the right thing ;)
Can Golden State close out the Cavs tonight without Draymond Green? It should be fun to watch, regardless.