It’s official, and historic, the Gamecocks have a new MBB coach. On Thursday, USC announced the hiring of former UT-Chattanooga head coach Lamont Paris as its new men’s basketball coach. Paris becomes the 33rd men’s basketball coach at USC and the first African American to lead a major men’s program at the school. Carolina’s Board of Trustees approved a five-year, twelve-million-dollar contract for Paris.
After attending the introductory press conference both Paris and USC athletics director Ray Tanner stopped by SportsTalk to discuss the new direction of Gamecock basketball.
USC MBB Coach Lamont Paris — SportsTalk Conversation
USC AD Ray Tanner — SportsTalk Conversation