Drew DeArmond Reacts to Alabama and Avery Johnson Parting Ways
Alabama football isn't the only program in Tuscaloosa getting new coaches.
On Sunday, the Alabama Crimson Tide and Avery Johnson decided to mutually part ways leaving athletic director Greg Byrne to find a new head coach for the basketball team. In four seasons, Johnson finished with a record of 75-62 with one tournament appearance and three first round exits in the NIT.
“I would like to thank The University of Alabama, Bill Battle and the Board of Trustees for providing me the opportunity to serve as the head basketball coach,” said Johnson in a statement sent by the university on Sunday. “I’d also like to thank President Bell and Greg Byrne, our assistant coaches, support staff, the fans and student body for making this such a special experience for me and my family. Finally, and most importantly, I’d like to thank all of the players and parents. It was an honor and privilege to work with these young men and their families. This was an opportunity of a lifetime, and we truly enjoyed our experience at Alabama. I also want to thank my family for all of their support and contributions to the program.”
Drew DeArmond, host of Talkin Ball on ESPN 97.7 the Zone, joined The Game with Ryan Fowler to discuss Byrne's comments to the media on Monday regarding Johnson firing, the Rick Pitino conversation, and who Alabama can hire for their next basketball coach. He also discussed Alabama football with linebacker Terrell Lewis sitting out the spring.
For more of Drew DeArmond's analysis on Alabama basketball and football, make sure you watch the video above the article.
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