Rick Barnes took the job at Tennessee recently to try to bring the Vols’ basketball program back to where it was during the Bruce Pearl era. Pearl, who was fired when NCAA violations surfaced, had the fans, players, and staff on the bandwagon with a culture change. It worked for Bruce, but what does Barnes need to do to achieve the same success?
With all of these players leaving early and all of this elite talent coming in, Dorm Room Hoops takes a look at who will be the teams to watch next season as we pick our Way-Too-Early Final Four.
The University of Alabama has officially announced that Avery Johnson will indeed be the next head basketball coach for the Crimson Tide. Yesterday there were reports from several sources that there was a verbal agreement between Johnson and the Crimson Tide athletic department and everyone was just waiting around for an official announcement. That announcement came within the past hour, according to AL.com.