Ron Hunter is a national treasure.
One of the most entertaining coaches in college basketball, Hunter is quote gold. If his Georgia State Panthers make a run in the Big Dance, he will become a star in the month of March.
Expect nuggets like this every day:
“They told us today that Cincinnati gets to stay at the Hyatt, we’ve gotta stay at Comfort Inn,” Hunter quipped. “Cincinnati gets to eat at Ruth’s Chris (Steak House), we ‘ve gotta eat at Wendy’s.”
“But when it comes Friday at 2’o’clock, oh we’re gonna be ready. We’re gonna be ready to play. I can guarantee you that.”
Hunter is responsible for one of the most memorable moments in NCAA tournament history. Let’s start with this: he ruptured his achilles celebrating a win in his league’s conference tournament:
He sat in a chair during Georgia State’s game against Baylor in the first round of the Big Dance, and when his son, R.J., hit a three to win the game … as Ron literally fell out of his chair: