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RRS EXCLUSIVE: Bama AD Battle provides insight into hiring Johnson

New Alabama men’s basketball caoch Avery Johnson greets UA president Dr. Judy Bonner and athletic director Bill Battle following the press conference to announce his hiring on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Unv. Alabama Dept. Athletics)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 9, 2015)

TUSCALOOSA – It turned out he was there all the time.

To hear University of Alabama athletic director Bill Battle tell it, Avery Johnson was the perfect hire as the Crimson Tide men’s basketball coach. Battle, who introduced Johnson on Wednesday at a press conference, called the coach “an outstanding teacher, mentor and leader of young people” who “has impeccable character, integrity and reputation.”

But none of that occurred at the collegiate level, so he was initially overlooked as a candidate.

COLUMN: New Tide coach the best choice for Battle - but is Johnson the right choice?

Avery Johnson was officially introduced as the new head basketball coach at Alabama on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Unv. Alabama Dept. Athletics)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 9, 2015)

TUSCALOOSA – Did Alabama make the right choice for a new men’s basketball coach when university athletic director Bill Battle hired Avery Johnson?

That’s a question that will be answered down the road. When Alabama hired Gene Stallings to be its football coach in 1990, his resume wasn’t a sparkling reflection of success. And his predecessor, Bill Curry, won more games in three years (27) than anybody at the university, yet never fit in.

Johnson arrives to lead Crimson Tide basketball

New Alabama men’s basketball coach arrived to the support of a boisterous crowd Tuesday. He will formally be introduced during a press conference on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Unv. Alabama Dept. Athletics)

Combined Report
(April 7, 2015)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A little after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, new Alabama men’s basketball coach Avery Johnson touched down at his new home in Tuscaloosa and was promptly greeted by several media, fans and well wishers.

COLUMN: History proves landing high-profile coach in SEC is a crapshoot

Hiring coaches has been a difficult task for all teams in SEC men’s basketball with the exception of "blue blood" Kentucky, which found another top-notch hire in John Calipari. (Photo courtesy Southeastern Conference)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 2, 2015)

“Show me the money” is apparently not all it takes to land a men’s college basketball coach.

A day after getting turned down by Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall, Alabama athletic director Bill Battle is moving on to Plan B, trying to land a top-name coach that can turn the Crimson Tide’s basketball fortunes back into the direction of the NCAA Tournament.

ASU women falter in NCAA tourney

Britney Wright drives in for a shot during Alabama State’s loss to Florida State in the NCAA Women’s tournament on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Alabama State Unv Media Relations)

Contributed
(March 23, 2015)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Turnovers plagued Alabama State as it fell to Florida State, 91-49, Saturday during the first round of the women’s NCAA Tournament at the Tucker Center.

Lady Hornets to ‘dance’ in Tallahassee against second-seed Florida State

The Lady Hornets celebrate the announcement of their NCAA berth on Monday. (Photo courtesy Alabama State Unv Media Relations)

Combined Reports
(March 16, 2015)

The Alabama State women’s basketball team will travel to Tallahassee to take on Florida State in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament later this week.

Grant out as Alabama basketball coach

According to reports, Anthony Grant was relieved of his duties Sunday morning. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

Combined Reports
(March 15, 2015)

TUSCALOOSA - University of Alabama Director of Athletics Bill Battle announced Sunday a change in the leadership of the Crimson Tide men’s basketball program.

Anthony Grant has been relieved of his duties as men’s head basketball coach. The change comes after Grant has been at the helm of the program for six years.

All-SEC men’s basketball teams includes two River Region representatives

Contributed
(March 10, 2015)

Birmingham, Ala. – The Southeastern Conference unveiled its men’s basketball coaches’ postseason awards Tuesday to cap off another exciting season of SEC basketball.

Two players from Montgomery were included on second team. K.T. Harrell of Auburn prepped at Brewbaker Tech while Mississippi State’s Craig Sword played at G.W. Carver.

SEC Tournament set for Wednesday-Sunday in Nashville

Combined Report
(March 8, 2015)

The Alabama men’s basketball team will be the No. 9 seed in the 2015 SEC Tournament and will play No. 8 seed Florida on Thursday afternoon at noon CT (1 p.m. ET) on SEC Network.

Jeff Davis girls, Carver boys win state titles

Contributed
(March 1, 2015)

Jeff Davis nipped McGill-Toolen 55-54 in the first AHSAA Class 7A girls basketball finals Saturday night at the BJCC Legacy Center to win the first Lady Vols state crown since 2006…G.W. Carver out-scored Lee-Huntsville 28-17 in the fourth quarter to claim a 57-55 victory in the AHSAA Class 6A boys’ state basketball finals.

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What's Happening
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GirlsBB - AHSAA Area Tournaments (click for scores/schedule)
BoysBB - AHSAA Area Tournaments (click for scores/schedule)
W/MBB - Ga Southern at Troy, 5:15 p.m.
W/MBB - Ft Valley St at Tuskegee, 5:30 p.m.
WBB - Alabama at Missouri, 7 p.m.
WBB - Auburn at Ole Miss, 6 p.m.
CBASE - AUM at Embry-Riddle, 6 p.m.
Friday
GirlsBB - AHSAA Area Tournaments (click for scores/schedule)
BoysBB - AHSAA Area Tournaments (click for scores/schedule)
HSWRES - AHSAA Super Sectionals, Cramton Bowl Multiplex (click for schedule)
W/MBB - Maryville at Huntingdon, 5:30 p.m.
CBASE - Lindenwood /Davenport at Faulkner, 12/5:30 p.m.
CBASE - AUM at Keiser (DH), 3 p.m.
CBASE - Huntingdon vs Ozarks Coll, 4:30 p.m. (Jackson, Miss)
CSOFT - Alabama vs Fordham/ UCF, 1/5:30 p.m. (Orlando, Fla.)
CSOFT - Appalachian St at Auburn, 6 p.m.
CSOFT - Eastern Mich at Troy, 5 p.m.
CSOFT - Alabama St vs Evansville, 2 p.m. (Troy)
CSOFT - AUM in Falcon Frenzy Tourney, Montevallo
Saturday
GirlsBB - AHSAA Area Tournaments (click for scores/schedule)
BoysBB - AHSAA Area Tournaments (click for scores/schedule)
HSWRES - AHSAA Super Sectionals, Cramton Bowl Multiplex (click for schedule)
MBB - Alabama at Florida, 4:30 p.m. (WTLS 106.5 FM/SEC Network)
MBB - Vanderbilt at Auburn, 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
W/MBB - Ga State at Troy, 2 p.m.
W/MBB - Albany St at Tuskegee, 1 p.m.
W/MBB - Alabama St at Alabama A&M, 4 p.m.
W/MBB - Faulkner at AUM, 2 p.m.
W/MBB - Covenant at Huntingdon, 4 p.m.
CBASE - AUM at St Thomas (DH), 3 p.m.
CBASE - Davenport/ Lindenwood at Faulkner, 12/5:30 p.m.
CBASE - Huntingdon at Millsaps, 4 p.m. (Jackson, Miss)
CBASE - Tuskegee at UAH (DH), 12 p.m.
CSOFT - Alabama vs Rutgers/J. Madison, 11 a.m./3:30 p.m. (Orlando, Fla.)
CSOFT - Butler/Furman at Auburn, 12:30/3 p.m.
CSOFT - Evansville/ Eastern Mich at Troy, 2/5 p.m.
CSOFT - Alabama St vs E Mich/Evansville, 12/9:30 p.m. (Troy)
CSOFT - Tuskegee vs Lincoln Mem/ Ga College, 12/2 p.m. (Columbus, Ga.)
CSOFT - AUM in Falcon Frenzy Tourney, Montevallo
CSOFT - Ga Gwinett at Faulkner, 1 p.m.
CSOFT - Huntingdon in 3N2 Elite Event, Atlanta
Sunday
WBB - Florida at Auburn, 1 p.m. (SEC Network)
CBASE - Huntingdon vs Ozarks Coll, 12 p.m. (Jackson, Miss)
CBASE - Tuskegee at UAH, 1 p.m.
CSOFT - Alabama vs Liberty, 9 a.m. (Orlando, Fla.)
CSOFT - Appalachian St at Auburn, 1 p.m.
CSOFT - Alabama St vs Marshall, 12 p.m. (Troy)
CSOFT - Marshall/Alabama St at Troy, 2:30/5 p.m.
CSOFT - Huntingdon in 3N2 Elite Event, Atlanta
 
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