Damon Stoudamire offered Pacific basketball head coaching job
The Pacific Tigers offered its vacant men’s basketball job to former NBA Rookie of the Year Damon Stoudamire, and the current University of Memphis assistant is likely to formally accept the position Wednesday, per sources.
Stoudamire, 42, played four seasons of college basketball for Lute Olson at Arizona, then 13 years in the NBA before entering the coaching profession. He’s been an assistant with the Memphis Grizzlies, Memphis Tigers and Arizona Wildcats.
Stoudamire would replace Ron Verlin as Pacific’s coach. Verlin was suspended and then fired amid allegations of NCAA violations.
Pacific has not made the NCAA Tournament since the 2013 season, and has not won a game in the tournament since 2005.
The most obvious thing that could disrupt Pacific’s plan would be if Portland, a fellow West Coast Conference school, also offered its opening to Stoudamire. Portland fired Eric Reveno earlier Tuesday. Stoudamire is from Portland. He also played eight seasons professionally with the Blazers from 1997 to 2005. Damon is highly regarded in Portland, to this day.
Stay tuned to My Fantasy Sports Talk as we will keep you apprised of any news coming out of the University of Pacific.
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