OT: Speedy Claxton to Coach Hofstra



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Former head coach (and fellow Alum) Joe Mihalich stepped down for health reasons.

Claxton was an assistant under Mihalich for each of his eight seasons at the helm and personally, one of my favorite NBA players back in my teens.

Pretty cool to see a second straight alum to lead one of the best programs in the CAA over the last seven years.

Also, good to see black coaches getting a lot of these openings so far this offseason: Killings, Claxton, Stubblefield, Grant, Neptune, English, Woodson, Valentine, Smart, Davis, Shrewsberry...I'm sure there's more I can't think of now.
 

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Former head coach (and fellow Alum) Joe Mihalich stepped down for health reasons.

Claxton was an assistant under Mihalich for each of his eight seasons at the helm and personally, one of my favorite NBA players back in my teens.

Pretty cool to see a second straight alum to lead one of the best programs in the CAA over the last seven years.

Also, good to see black coaches getting a lot of these openings so far this offseason: Killings, Claxton, Stubblefield, Grant, Neptune, English, Woodson, Valentine, Smart, Davis, Shrewsberry...I'm sure there's more I can't think of now.
That’s awesome. I loved Speedy Claxton when he was at Hofstra...gave me hope that a littler fella could ball with the best of em! Very cool promotion, hope he’s successful.
 
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Former head coach (and fellow Alum) Joe Mihalich stepped down for health reasons.

Claxton was an assistant under Mihalich for each of his eight seasons at the helm and personally, one of my favorite NBA players back in my teens.

Pretty cool to see a second straight alum to lead one of the best programs in the CAA over the last seven years.

Also, good to see black coaches getting a lot of these openings so far this offseason: Killings, Claxton, Stubblefield, Grant, Neptune, English, Woodson, Valentine, Smart, Davis, Shrewsberry...I'm sure there's more I can't think of now.
I always loved Speedy Claxton and it's great seeing a bunch of black coaches getting head coaching jobs. I hope most of them are successful and I hope if some flame out it doesn't hinder any black guys in the future getting jobs, there's certainly a bunch of white guys who flame out and continue to get opportunities.
 

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