Memphis Tigers Poised For Future Success With Josh Pastner At Helm

Posted by Wes George on July-28-2009 Add Comments

When John Calipari left for Kentucky back in April, Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson reassured a deflated Tiger fan base by promising a "wow hire."

That confidence dwindled as the search drug on. Rejection after rejection, including from such coaches as Bruce Pearl, Tim Floyd, and Scott Drew, revealed that Johnson may have overestimated the appeal of the job.

It became apparent that the new coach of Memphis would lack the instant credibility that had been promised.

The announcement that the Tigers had hired former assistant Josh Pastner to run the program was met with both surprise and skepticism. Most Tiger fans knew little to nothing about the former Arizona Wildcat.

They ...

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