McKie seems like nice hire. Long, long Philly connections:
Philly High School (Simon Gratz), great player @ Temple.
1st rounder and 13 years in NBA. 6th man of the year for 76ers.
76ers Asst Coach before Temple Asst.
Wow…I mean, it’s not too surprising as some have been wondering if Temple would keep Dunphy after a couple of mediocre seasons, but it’s still surprising.
Lots of grumbling on TU board about replacing him asap. Apparently buy out was too costly so this is the cheaper/graceful way of moving him on.
TU is losing a very classy guy! Hopefully McKie can get Temple back to elite level and help the conference overall.
So if they take another step backwards next season, is it fault of Lame duck head coach or asst HC who is taking over program? I prefer to rip the band aid off.