Alabama Head Coach, Avery Johnson isn’t up to the mark recently.He’s facing many issues with the team and not being able to manage it. Rumbling back from 16 down to outplay Mississippi surely assists Crimson Tide’s NCAA tournament cause, but the win perhaps vows nothing. Outplaying Kentucky this Friday would be the one that seals the deal.
If Johnson and Alabama don’t make the game of 68, the prance into the Big Dance from the nation’s top conferences will be dull.
“Proud of our guys,” Johnson said here Thursday night. “But there are no parades.”
Regarding coaching diversity, here’s where we nestle: There are around 35 bids anticipated to be allocated to the Power Six conferences Sunday, and today only one of the Power Six teams certain of receiving in is coached by an African-American. Florida State, led by Leonard Hamilton.
“I’m shocked at that stat,” said Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock.
Johnson and Alabama are on the edge. Kevin Keatts and North Carolina State are on the edge. Latino Frank Martin of South Carolina may require to win the Southeastern Conference tourney to make the NCAAs.
“Lack of diverse coaches and ADs continues to be an issue at the highest levels where the money is much more lucrative,” said former Northeastern athletic director and Harvard basketball coach Peter Roby.
“Some of us just need a little bit more time. This is my fourth year coaching college basketball. I haven’t been coaching 24 years at this level.”