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Post Fox introduced as Georgia’s basketball coach

Friday April 3, 2009

Mark Fox was introduced as Georgia’s newest men’s basketball coach at a Friday morning press conference, and my impressions were favorable. He spoke well of the opportunity, knew what made Georgia an attractive option to him as a coach and to prospective recruits, and looked at ease in his first appearance in Athens. The hard work starts now, but it was a good first impression. The key points:

Contract. Fox’s contract is a 6-year deal worth $1.3 million per year.

Staff. Fox will being at least one assistant, Kwanza Johnson. It’s expected that Associate Head Coach David Carter will be promoted to replace Fox at Nevada.

Fox was clear that he places a high priority on hiring an assistant familiar with the area. It’s an obvious need, and he didn’t shy away from it. Fox’s contract is about a full million dollars less than the rumored deal put together for Mike Anderson. Fox might or might not have access to all of that extra cash to build his staff, but at least we know that the funds are there to put some very attractive offers out to some impact assistants.

Georgia coach Mark Fox

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