Randolph Childress joins Wake’s hoops staff; cue the McInnis crossover

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One of Wake Forest’s greatest players just joined its basketball staff. And I couldn’t be happier about it.

Randolph Childress is the Demon Deacons’ new director of player development, a transition from his previous job as an assistant to athletic director Ron Wellman. It’s a standard move to help former players transition to assistant coaching roles when those positions aren’t open or the former player simply needs more experience.

But if I were Wake, I’d just have Childress stage shooting drills. Non-stop shooting drills.

The MVP of the 1995 ACC tournament made a school record 329 3-pointers during his tenure and is second in school history with 2,208 career points.

But all of that is secondary to the single greatest highlight ever involving a crossover move and a taunt before drilling a 3-pointer. Yes, the Jeff McInnis move. Stupendous.

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That highlight should be shown at every Wake game and be included in everything Childress does at Wake.

Childress calls the new job “a dream come true.” I call it a no-brainer for coach Jeff Bzdelik. Next up should be convincing Tim Duncan to become an assistant to work with his guys’ post moves.

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