Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Black Coaches more common

Story on the growth of black coaches with quotes from Coach Hewitt:

Georgia (Dennis Felton) and Georgia Tech (Paul Hewitt) have black coaches. Hewitt guided the Yellow Jackets to the Final Four in April.

"I'm well aware that if it wasn't for John Thompson, John Chaney, George Raveling, Nolan Richardson, I wouldn't have this opportunity," Hewitt said at the Final Four. "You look around the South now, you have an African-American black head coach at Florida State, Georgia, Clemson, Georgia Tech. I mean, 15 years ago, that was unheard of."