Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Miami Heat's Joel Anthony Praises OU Coach Kruger

Former player of Lon Kruger's praises the OU head coach: Heat center Joel Anthony, a former UNLV player, remembers OU men's basketball coach Lon Kruger fondly. The two men helped the Runnin' Rebels reach the NCAA Tournament in 2007 after a seven-year drought. Anthony believes Kruger can put together a tournament team in Norman.

Q: Has Kruger always been such a nice guy?

A: Yeah. From the day I met him. That's always been his reputation. A great guy, great coach, great individual. I definitely enjoyed my time of being able to learn from him.
Q: Do you think Kruger can rebuild the program at OU?

Definitely. He has his reputation, obviously, for a reason. He pays attention to the details of the game. He makes sure things are done the right way. I was (at UNLV) the first year that he was there also. To see how he goes about it, he's really a good fit for that program and for what they want to do. I'm very confident he'll take them there.

More Q&A at The Oklahoman
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