After a 14 year NBA career, which included stops in Toronto, Portland, Memphis, and San Antonio, former Arizona Wildcat great Damon Stoudamire has surged through the coaching ranks. Stoudamire started out as an assistant at Rice, moved on to coach on the Memphis Grizzlies staff. Since, he has spent time as an assistant at Memphis and under Sean Miller at his alma mater. Now, he is getting his first shot to be a head coach at Pacific in the West Coast Conference.
I have confirmation from Pacific that they have indeed hired Damon Stoudamire as the new head basketball coach.
— Andy Glockner (@AndyGlockner) March 16, 2016
There are definitely worse small-school coaching stops than taking a job in Malibu. The Tigers have also had some success, with nine NCAA Tournament appearances, and four since 2004.