Report: Georgia Tech Hires Boston Celtics Assistant Damon Stoudamire as Head Coach

Just mere days after moving on from former head coach Josh Pastner,

Georgia Tech has found its new basketball coach and it was an unexpected choice.

According to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Pete Thamel,

Georgia Tech is going to be hiring current Boston Celtics assistant coach Damon Stoudemire to be its next head coach.

While Stoudamire is coming from the NBA ranks, he is no stranger to being the head coach at a college program.

 He was the head coach of Pacific from 2016-2021 and finished with a 71-77 record as the head coach.

Some will look at that head coaching record and scoff at it, but USA Today's Dan Wolken put his record into context today on Twitter:

Wolken also added that he thinks that hiring Stoudamire could be a big shift for Tech in recruiting,

which is something that Georgia Tech could not get going under Pastner.


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