March 25, 1996 |
Bill Carmody wasn't a good enough player to be recruited by Pete Carril, but he was the only coach good enough to succeed Carril. Carmody, Carril's longtime assistant, was named Princeton's head basketball coach March 13, four days after Carril surprisingly announced his retirement and one day before the Tigers upset UCLA in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. The announcement came in the midst of an emotional roller-coaster ride that saw Princeton lose to Penn in the regular-season finale March 5, beat Penn in an Ivy League playoff for the NCAA berth, then beat UCLA in the the NCAA's first round before losing to Mississippi State.
March 28, 2013 |
ALL INDICATIONS are that Duke's associate head coach, Chris Collins, will become the next Northwestern coach. Before Wednesday night's Sixers-Bucks game at the Wells Fargo Center, coach Doug Collins naturally was asked about it. And as you'd imagine, he sounded every bit the proud father, even though he was quick to point out that it's not a done deal just yet. Reportedly, the sides are close to reaching an agreement. Chris, who played for the Blue Devils, has been on Mike Krzyzewski's staff since 2000.
January 21, 2005 |
Any coach who takes over a struggling program prays for a quick start. Not just to give his players confidence, but to send a message out to recruits and the whole basketball world. Georgetown is sending that message right now. Nobody really expected John Thompson III to come in and get the Hoyas kick-started the way he has this season. The program once directed by John Thompson Jr. had hit bottom, going 4-12 last season in the Big East. The Hoyas had just one conference road win, at Miami in overtime.
September 7, 2000 |
John Thompson 3d was hired as coach of Princeton yesterday, following the career path of his father, who built Georgetown into a basketball power. The appointment came on the same day that Bill Carmody left the Ivy League school to become coach of Northwestern of the Big Ten. This will be the first head coaching job for the 34-year-old Thompson. He has been an assistant coach the last five years at Princeton under Pete Carril and Carmody. Thompson has three starters returning from a team that went 19-11 last season and lost in the first round of the NIT to Penn State.
January 3, 1997 |
Shortly after he took over for Pete Carril as Princeton's basketball coach last March, Bill Carmody had his first personnel problem. Freshman Brian Earl approached Carmody in April, asking permission to investigate transferring to another school. The transfer never materialized, and Earl and Princeton both seem to be the better for it. The sophomore guard won most valuable player honors in both the First Bank Classic at Marquette and the Sun Classic at the University of Texas-El Paso.
November 14, 1999 |
The Rowan women's soccer team recently completed the greatest season in its four-year varsity history, going 17-3-2 and reaching the NCAA Division III playoffs for the first time. The Profs were defeated in the second round by Scranton on penalty kicks, but first-year coach Scott Leacott believes this is only the beginning. "This year's freshman class was by far the best we've ever had," said Leacott, who spent last year as the associate head coach while men's coach Dan Gilmore oversaw the program.
March 9, 2001 |
A first-year coach and a fifth-year senior have combined their fine basketball breeding to guide the most unlikely of Princeton teams to its 23d Ivy League title and 22d NCAA tournament appearance. John Thompson 3d, whose father guided Georgetown to 20 NCAA tournaments, took Princeton there the first chance he got. Nate Walton, whose father, Bill, was the tournament's poster boy while playing for UCLA in the early 1970s, carried the Tigers on his back in the game that meant the most.
March 13, 1996 |
Pete Carril, an institution? Forget about it. "When I hear that word, I think of jail," said Carril, who will coach the 774th, and perhaps final, game of his 29-year Princeton career tomorrow, when the 13th-seeded Tigers (21-6) play defending national champion UCLA (23-7) in an NCAA Tournament Southeast Regional opener in Indianapolis. Carril announced his retirement Saturday. Yesterday, Princeton picked his successor, Bill Carmody, who has been an assistant under Carril since 1982.
February 21, 2005 |
There it was, the Princeton offense, in all its back-cutting glory. Not just cuts from the wings, but right down the lane. On a dozen straight possessions Saturday night, the Tigers scored against Brown, missing just one shot and quickly tipping that one in. A backup center hit two three-pointers. There were five straight baskets by five different Tigers. After his team shot 65 percent - at one point in the second half, it was up to 73.5 percent - Princeton coach Joe Scott offered this hope: "Maybe they see that the offense doesn't score for you, it helps you score.
January 26, 1998 |
A recent e-mail message to Princeton's basketball Web site: I am a high school basketball coach in Nebraska. . . . Is there a possibility I could get a copy of the offense from Coach Carmody? I would be glad to pay any postage necessary. That postage could get kind of expensive. The only way to really duplicate the Princeton offense that has produced a 13-1 record so far this season is to order the players along with it. Nevertheless, a total of 108 such e-mail requests have arrived since practice began in October.