There are few people that know the inner workings of basketball in the state of South Carolina better than Carey Rich. Evidently the word got back to new USC head men’s basketball coach Lamont Paris, as one of his first duties on the job was to bring Rich into the fold. The former Gamecock point guard and SEC legend has been named the special assistant to the head coach. In the position, Rich will focus on community and alumni relations, along with assisting in on-campus recruiting. It’s clearly a role he’s been prepping his entire life to fulfill.
Rich recently dropped by SportsTalk to discuss his return to USC in an official capacity. He noted that he’s not quite comfortable with the title “coach”, saying that will take, “some getting used to.” He also laid out the framework as to how he’ll help the USC coaching staff in recruiting players across the Palmetto State.