Former Washington Huskies Men’s Basketball head coach Lorenzo Romar Joins Arizona University Coaching Staff
From the moment the University of Washington Huskies parted ways with former head coach Lorenzo Romar, it was only a matter of time before Romar found a new opportunity. Even his worst critics of the coaching performance agreed that he has recruiting skills. During his tenure as the University of Washington Huskies Men’s Basketball head coach, he continued to attract NBA caliber players.
Unfortunately, he struggled to turn that level of talent into NCAA success. With each year, the team achieved lower and lower goals.
Ultimately, the team’s woes in the 2016-2017 mandated a change of coaching staff in the eyes of Washington Huskies Athletic Director Jennifer Cohen. That change was difficult, given the fact that Romar had been the head coach for 15 years.
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Just Win… Er… Recruit Baby!
The bottom line for every NCAA basketball team head coach is victories. But that is not the case for assistant coaches. While there is question over Lorenzo Romar’s ability to develop a successful basketball team, he certainly brings a great deal to the role of assistant coach. Arizona University thinks so as well.
In the end, Arizona University hired Lorenzo Romar for his ability to recruit talent to Arizona University. Lorenzo Romar is adept at mentoring young men on a personal level. And it’s that high regard for himself and others that continue to embed him in NCAA basketball.
But don’t begrudge the University of Washington nor Lorenzo Romar. While they have parted ways, this simply elevates the competition in the PAC-12. And that is exactly how both prefer this to play out.