Arizona Basketball

Arizona basketball hires Tommy Lloyd as next head coach

Arizona is set to hire long-time Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd to become the 14th coach in program history, according to a report by Jeff Goodman of the Stadium. 

After firing 12-year head coach Sean Miller who racked up a record of 302-102 during his time at Arizona, athletic director Dave Heeke and president Robert C. Robbins went on a week-long coaching search to help lead the program back to the national spotlight. 

Lloyd is reportedly that choice.

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Lloyd has spent the last 20 years at Gonzaga as the top assistant to head coach Mark Few. Before becoming an assistant coach, he played basketball in the state of Washington at Whitman college from 1996-98 before becoming a graduate assistant for Few in 2000, beginning his coaching career. 

During his time with Few, Lloyd has established himself as one of the best international recruiters in college basketball, landing the likes of Joel AyayiKillian TillieRui Hachimura, and Domantas Sabonis just to name a few. 

Here’s my take on the hire of Lloyd, and what it means for Arizona basketball moving forward:

FOLLOW TROY HUTCHISON ON TWITTER! writer Troy Hutchison hails from Tucson and is a lifelong Arizona Wildcats follower. He has been involved in sports journalism over the last two years while taking communications courses at Pima Community College.

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