Sources: Providence to hire English as next HC
Providence has settled a deal to make George Mason’s Kim English the Friars’ next head coach, sources told ESPN.English will sign a
six-year contract, according to sources. The school had actually zeroed in on English as its top target in the week leading up to Ed Cooley’s departure for Georgetown, sources informed ESPN, and an arrangement was reached overnight into Thursday.English spent the previous 2 seasons as George Mason’s head coach, going 14-16 in 2021-22 before enhancing to 20-13 in general this season. The Patriots finished this season by winning their final 6 games of the routine season and their opening game of the Atlantic 10 Conference competition prior to being up to Saint Louis.Editor’s Picks
1 Associated A Baltimore native, English is a previous star player at Missouri, where he assisted lead the Tigers to 107 wins and 4 NCAA tournament appearances. He was a two-time All-Big 12 choice at Missouri, balancing 11.1 points in his profession. Picked in the second round of the 2012 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons, he spent three seasons playing expertly in the United States and overseas.English got his training start as an assistant at Tulsa under his former college coach, Frank Haith. He then spent 2 seasons at Colorado under Little Boyle prior to signing up with Rick Barnes’staff at Tennessee.English will follow in his former employer’ footsteps, as Barnes also once made the relocation from George Mason to Providence in 1988. At Providence, English will replace Cooley, who left the school previously this week after leading the Friars to seven NCAA tournament appearances in 12 seasons.