Georgia Tech hires Josh Pastner to replace Gregory
Georgia Tech has hired former Memphis head basketball coach, Josh Pastner, to the same position. The Yellow Jackets released former head coach, Brian Gregory, just a few weeks ago.
There are some fans who are still upset about the Gregory release, but it was somewhat expected. Ron Hunter, who is the current coach at Georgia State, was a rumored candidate for the position along with now Vanderbilt coach, Bryce Drew. The Pastner hire probably came as a shocker to most, but there is one thing that most fans can agree on, and that is the guy can recruit.
Even with Georgia Tech being located in the heart of Atlanta, it has been a struggle to bring in big name recruits to play for the team. Georgia Tech is known for bringing in three and rarely four star recruits. It is hard to recruit when you are in a tough conference like the ACC.
Pastner will have a tough job, and most fans are wishing that he is capable of doing that job. The fan base wants more appearances in the NCAA tournament. With new scenery, hopefully Pastner can produce and give fans what they want. He was brought in to recruit, so he must get the job done immediately.
Here is the Memphis perspective from MyFantasySportsTalk.com‘s Brandon Reid in his article, Deal! Pastner to Georgia Tech.
Kezmit Eason covers the Falcons, Hawks and Georgia Tech for MFST, you can follow her on Twitter @MissKezmit
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