Penn State athletic director Tim Curley says the Nittany Lions could have a new coach "very soon," and Boston University coach Patrick Chambers has been one of the names thrown around from the very start. Today, in the third installment of our coaching profile series, we take a deeper look at the soon-to-be third-year coach. Check out our pieces on Jim Boylen and Ron Everhart here and here.
Chambers has posted back-to-back 21-14 seasons with the Terriers in his first two years and took BU to the NCAA Tournament as a 16-seed this past season. He spent time as an assistant with Jay Wright at Villanova and has a lot of Philadelphia recruiting connections. Today, Anthony from Sports of Boston answers some questions about the coach and how he operates.
What has gone wrong during his tenure?
What can you tell us about elements of his coaching style like defensive philosophy, tempo, etc.?
Can you speak to Chambers' personality? Is he fiery or more laid back? Is he a player's coach or a disciplinarian?
What can you say about his recruiting tendencies? What does he do well and what are some things he could do better?
Could you talk about his recruiting ties to Philadelphia? What contributions have they made to Boston's cause so far?
Do you think he has the necessary experience to coach in a Power Six team?
Any general thoughts on the coach?