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.
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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