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Georgia Tech Hires Damon Stoudamire

Georgia Tech has made its decision and has hired Damon “Mighty Mouse” Stoudamire.

Stoudamire played at Arizona for Lute Olson, as did his Georgia Tech predecessor Josh Pastner (Stoudamire graduated the year before Pastner arrived).

He had a productive NBA career with 13 years at just 5-10, which is impressive. He worked with Rice briefly and Arizona but most of his coaching career has been as an NBA assistant, most recently with the Boston Celtics.

It’s a somewhat puzzling hire though. Not to knock Stoudamire, but he has minimal college experience and former NBA players have been hit-or-miss as college coaches.