In case you missed it over the weekend (I might just lead off every post with this for the rest of the damn offseason).
Lots of hardware for J'den this summer
It's preview season
Ugh, SEC Media Days are next week???
I guess that means hooray, the season is closer, but ... SEC Media Days are overhyped and about twice as long as they need to be. Like The Hobbit movies.
More offers, more final lists
Larry Drew has a ring
Lightly recruited out of Wyandotte, Kan., Drew struggled with Stewart’s strict style early at Mizzou but 40 years later credits Stewart for shaping his coaching ambitions.
"I wanted to be a coach that could deliver the right level of discipline," Drew said. "I wanted to be a coach that was going to be successful and deal with different issues both on and off the floor. With Coach Stewart, I had never played for a coach with his style, so it was tough for me to make adjustments. Thank God I hung in there." [...]
With an NBA championship now on his credentials, Drew won’t rule out a return to college. His alma mater contacted him when Stewart stepped down in 1999, but he didn’t sense Mizzou had serious interest.
"I’ve been in the NBA for so long, man, but I think about that quite often," he said. "I do think at some point I’d like to give college a try. When Missouri was going through a coaching change (in 1999) — this is way back when I was still with the Lakers — they reached out to me. But I didn’t feel a seriousness about it. I felt it was more of a courtesy."