May 14, 2013

Ham says Smith was right hire

Assistant Los Angeles Lakers coach Darvin Ham knows a thing or two about good basketball in Lubbock.

As you recall, Ham has the best highlight in Texas Tech basketball history. He's the one who destroyed the backboard in a Round of 32 game against North Carolina, a 92-73 victory, in the 1996 NCAA Tournament and made the cover of the next week's Sports Illustrated.

Ham obviously is disappointed with where the Red Raider program is now, but the knowledge he has obtained through a life centered around basketball allows him to believe new head coach Tubby Smith can turn the program around pronto.

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