Monday, March 30, 2009

Tony Bennett declared as New Coach of The Virginia Men's Basket Ball Team. Updated. Son of Dick Bennet Now a New Head Coach of Virginia Team

Tony Bennett is announced as the new head coach of the Virginia Men's Team(Basket Ball).
Sources have confirmed
that Washington State coach Tony Bennett is Virginia’s new men’s basketball coach.

Bennett aged 39, is the son of former Wisconsin-Green Bay coach Dick Bennett. 

According to some sources, he has been described as “..a very young Mike Krzyzewski...” &

it is also learnt that  he  turned down the offers from Indiana,LSU and Marquette,,,


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Tony Bennett, along with his father, Dick Bennete, helped reform the WSU program into finest competitive in the Pac10 the last few years...... BUT the Cougars were looking at a rebuilding process the next few seasons with the loss of four seniors off this year's squad.

Do not  be surprised if the former UW assistant & present Portland State head coach Ken Bone emerges as a leading candidate for the Cougars.... 

WSU AD Jim Sterk spent a year as an associate AD at SP( Seattle Pacific) while Mr Bone was basketball coach there......

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1 year after turning down the job Indiana  a year ago, Coach of Washington State , Tony Bennett is now heading to Virginia. ...

According to trusted sources very close to Bennett, this  39-year-old coach accepted the job this  Monday in a move that virtually came out of nowhere. 

Minnesota's Tubby Smith and Oklahoma's Jeff Capel were the other names mentioned...... 

Tony Bennett is 68---30 in his 3 seasons since taking own for his father Deck.

 He went to the NCAA tournament each of his first 2 seasons before going 16---13 this past season & losing in the very 1st round of the NIT. 

Sourcess also told that he will not bring nearly his whole coaching staff with him to  ACC school.....

Bennett replaces Dave Leitao –---- who was forced to resign after a 63----60 mark in 4 years. .....

Virginia was 10-----18 overall in this season & 4----12 in the ACC. 

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