Pastner named head man at Memphis
Posted by ibleedblue040 on April 6, 2009
Josh Pastner, one of the rising stars in assistant coaching in the nation, was named head coach at Memphis today, filling the vacancy left by John Calipari when he left for Kentucky. Many speculated Pastner would follow Calipari to Lexington and use his recruiting abilities to land top studs year in, year out but he landed a coaching job too large to pass up.
Pastner is known as one of the best young coaches in the country, one reason he got the job. He is also widely considered perhaps the best recruiter in the nation and will help solidify many, if not all, of the current Memphis signees, including top swingman Xavier Henry. Speculation is that Henry’s father will take a job at Memphis to basically keep Xavier and his brother CJ in Memphis.