Former Indiana coach Mike Davis will take over UAB’s basketball program, returning to his home state after a rocky tenure with the Hoosiers.
Davis will be introduced at a news conference Friday afternoon, a university official with knowledge of the hiring told The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not been made.
The 45-year-old Davis, a native of Fayette who played for Alabama, replaces Mike Anderson, who left the Blazers to become coach at Missouri.
Davis moves from one of college basketball’s most high-profile jobs to lead a Blazers program frequently overshadowed by Auburn and Alabama despite on-the-court success.
In a completely unrelated note, insomnia and an uncomfy hotel bed led me to the dubious pleasures of the season finale of “Knight School” last night. Nicest thing I can say about the General’s reality programme is that Mark Cuban and Sir Alan Sugar have never seemed like more likeable TV hosts by comparison.