NCAA College Basketball College Basketball Schedule, News, Tickets, Scores, Players, Blogs, Videos, Links and More
More Fan Site Teams:

Florida confirms hiring of former SEC assistant Al Pinkins as associate head coach

Florida confirms hiring of former SEC assistant Al Pinkins as associate head coach
Published On: Sat, May 12
Dec 19, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Florida A&M Rattlers guard Jamie Adams (3) drives to the basket as South Florida Bulls guard Javontae Hawkins (21) and forward Zach LeDay (3) defend during the first half at USF Sun Dome. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida mens basketball program announced the hiring of former SEC assistant Al Pinkins as an associate head coach in an official press release on Friday.

Pinkins fills the void left by Armon Gates curious departure after less than a month on the job. The position originally opened when Dusty May left to become the head coach at Florida Atlantic.

Were really excited about the opportunity to bring Al to Florida, Gators coach Mike White said in a statement. Ive known Al for many years, and his high-level coaching experience and familiarity with the SEC make him a great addition to our coaching staff. He does great work in all phases of the job, but has a particularly strong track record of developing big men.

That has been an area of concern for the Gators through Whites tenure, especially after Florida lost center John Egbunu to an ACL injury late in the 2016-17 season and struggled to replace his interior presence.

Pinkins spent the past two seasons working as an assistant at Texas Tech, where he helped the Red Raiders advance to the Elite Eight round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament in March, a run that included a victory over the Gators in the second round.

Texas Tech also defeated 11 ranked opponents, including two top-10 opponents during the 2016-17 season " No. 4 Baylor and No. 7 West Virginia.

Read the complete news article here...


More Featured News

4-star guard Tyrell Jones commits to Auburn
Published On: Thu, Oct 18
Bruce Pearl's team got some good news on the eve of SEC Media Days.Four-star combo guard Tyrell Jones committed to Auburn on Tuesday evening, becoming the fifth commitment of the Ti...
LSUs Will Wade denies working with Christian Dawkins to secure 2019 recruit
Published On: Thu, Oct 18
LSU head coach Will Wade took his time at SEC media day on Wednesday to declare his innocence after being linked to Christian Dawkins during the ongoing federal trial on corruption ...
Zion Williamson and LSU Coach Will Wade's Names Surface at College Hoops Corruption Trial
Published On: Tue, Oct 16
If you wanted to hear the juiciest details at Tuesdaya€™s session of the ongoing federal conspiracy trial against two former Adidas executives and an aspiring player agent, you woul...
Heron receives eligibility waiver to play at St. John's
Published On: Sat, Oct 13
Mustapha Heron has received a hardship waiver from the NCAA declaring him eligible to play for St. John's this season after transferring from Auburn in May.The 6-foot-5 guard applie...
Losses are starting to hit Steve Alford and UCLA's basketball team even before the season starts
Published On: Wed, Oct 10
Steve Alford provided some lighter fare to accompany the sirloin steak with Jack Daniel's peppercorn sauce and berry crisp with vanilla ice cream that was served Tuesday at the annu...
As 10th season nears, how much longer will Calipari coach?
Published On: Tue, Oct 09
It has been fascinating to watchA John Calipari'sA Kentucky coaching career from a spectacular vantage point over these many years.He barreled into Lexington in 2009 with the vim an...
UCLA freshman point guard Tyger Campbell is out for season with torn knee ligament
Published On: Tue, Oct 09
As if this year couldna€™t get more frustrating, the Bruinsa€™ true freshman point guardA Tyger Campbelltore the ACL in his left knee during practice on Sunday evening.The 6a€™0a€ ...
Four-star Finnish forward commits to Utah
Published On: Tue, Oct 09
Utah is adding an international prospect to its 2019 recruiting class.Mikael Jantunen, a top-150 recruit from Finland, committed to the Utes on Monday,A according to 247Sports.The 6...
NCAA shuts down UNC-South Carolina exhibition game for hurricane relief
Published On: Mon, Oct 08
A proposed exhibition basketball game between North Carolina and South Carolina for hurricane relief has been shot down by the NCAA.The two squads had already agreed to an exhibitio...
Brian Bowen Sr. testifies about bribes from Louisville, Arizona, others
Published On: Fri, Oct 05
Brian Bowen Sr. could not even answer federal prosecutor Edward Diskanta€™s question about why Bowena€™s son, Brian a€œTugsa€ Bowen, was not currently enrolled in college.The elder...
Jerseys Hats Shirts Sweatshirts