As most of you probably already know, the Sacramento Kings will unveil William ‘Bill’ Fuller as their new head coach in a news conference this morning. Fuller is the former head coach of the Deering Tornadoes, a high school team in Indiana. He left that position after three seasons to become the head coach of the University of South Florida. Coach Fuller is a players coach to say the least. His in game strategies often times take a back seat to his players learning life lessons along the way. It should be interesting to see how Ron Artest responds to this type of mentor. While some pundits remarked that it seemed a huge jump for Fuller to make going from head coach of a high school team in Indiana to the head coach of a Big East team, others might feel that the jump is nothing compared to transitioning from a sub-par NBC saturday morning sitcom star to coach of the NBA Sacramento Kings.
I personally enjoy all of Coach Fuller’s work dating back to his playing days when he was still known as Reggie Theus. With the exception of Reggie Miller, Theus was probably the greatest Reggie in NBA history. Then again, I’ll have to check with ESPN’s ‘Win Probability’ CWS scale on that one…
Shorty is creator and lead writer of Milk Was a Bad Choice
(editor’s note: We love Coach Fuller around here, and we talked about him during college basketball season, too.)