Cuonzo Martin has been hired as Tennessee Volunteers men’s basketball coach, the school announced Sunday, concluding what had been a relatively quiet coaching search. Martin was previously employed as Missouri State basketball coach, and will be introduced in a 2:30 pm ET Monday press conference.
Martin led Missouri State to a CBI title, a NIT second-round appearance, and a Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship. In previous stops, he played his college ball at Purdue, was an Atlanta Hawks draft pick, and was an assistant coach at Purdue. He’s moving very quickly through the coaching ranks, having only three years of head experience.
This (hopefully) concludes a difficult time for Vols fans, who had to watch a coach they largely beloved fired. While there will still be plenty of Tennessee fans with questions about an unproven new head coach, at least they’re new questions, right?
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