Monday, March 31, 2008
It's definitely "Tony time". The most sought after college basketball coach in the nation has decided to stay put in Pullman, for now. This is inspiring news for the Cougar faithful, considering the attention Bennett was getting from high profile schools like Indiana, Cal, and LSU. Tony Bennett isn't your typical coach, but a colorful, good looking diamond in the rough. He appreciates the quality of life in Pullman. He appreciates the school system in Pullman. He likes going home for lunch, and he will continue to do so. He also learned from his Dad and his past experiences watching other coaches take jobs they shouldn't have. The younger Bennett wants to prove to people that it can be done in Pullman. WSU Athletic Director Jim Sterk has asked Bennett for a list of the important things needed to be a successful basketball program. The list includes a better non-conference schedule and easier access charter flights in and out of Pullman. One of the schools you can bank on to be on that non-conference schedule is a team right up the road. Bring on the Zags. Friel the heat. The Huskies couldn't handle them but the Cougs will. It seems to be the trend these days.