April 6, 2009
Tony Bennett has only been the head basketball coach at the University of Virginia for only a short period of time. Most people still haven't wrapped their minds around the hire just yet. The only thing we know is that he turned around a program at Washington State, played in the NBA, and is a young guy.
In terms of basketball knowledge and style, all everyone sees is that he coaches with defensive intensity and his offenses rarely score more than 65 points per game. With all of these questions yet to be answered, CBS 19 sat down with Madison Head Basketball Coach Tim Taylor and Monticello Head Basketball Coach Kareem Martin to pick their brains about the basketball years to come at Virginia.
Both coaches agree that there still is plenty of work ahead of Bennett, but the biggest challenge to overcome will be recruiting. Having little to no familiarity with the area doesn't help, so coach Taylor and Martin chipped in a little bit of advice.
Click on the above video to check out Jed Gamber's story about the Bennett hiring from a high school coaches perspective.