Friday, April 15, 2016

Josh Pastner Says He Won't Hire Any Assistants Who Play Golf

New Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner says he won't hire any assistant coaches who golf to his coaching staff at Georgia Tech.

Here are details from Matt Norlander of CBS Sports:

And now we know, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, that Pastner will not consider any assistants for his new staff at Georgia Tech if indeed they hit the links.

“My first question to anyone I (might) hire is, ‘Do you golf?'” Pastner said this week. “If they say, ‘Yes,' you can't work for me, because that means five hours on a Sunday or on a Saturday. Can't. Don't want it. That's for my assistant coaches. Any of my assistant coaches, if they're golfers, not working for me.”


And, to be clear, Pastner wasn't saying that an assistant coach can never be seen on a golf course ever again. Regardless, those who play regularly will have to find work elsewhere.

“I know there are going to be some fund-raising (golf events) you've got to drive around, but I couldn't handle five hours,” he said. “I couldn't handle it and I wouldn't want my staff to do it, either.”

I followed up with Pastner on Friday afternoon. He called me on his way to New York. It's the first day of the April live period to recruit. He's flying alone; he has no assistants on his staff yet.

"I'm going to be really meticulous, really take my time," Pastner said of the hiring process. "None of my assistants can be golfers. If any of my assistants are golfers, won't fly with me. It's not as much is that it's golf, it's that, if you're going to be here, you're going to have to work like crazy. We're rebuilding. It's going to be a seven-day-a-week job."

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Hopefully he will hire some assistant coaches who know x's and o's.

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