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RE: Lamar Begins Head Coaching Search (MBB)
As long as Brooks leaves Lamar better than he found it, I don't see the hire as a bad one.
04-03-2021 12:07 PM
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RE: Lamar Begins Head Coaching Search (MBB)
Another write-up.

Alvin Brooks is no stranger to sequels in his long college coaching career. As the Houston Chronicle detailed 2010, when Brooks joined James Dickey’s staff at Houston as an assistant that same year, he was going back to a place he’d promised to himself he’d never return.

That made sense, since Brooks was back at a program where he had floundered early in his career. In 1993, the then-33-year old was named head coach of a Cougars team that wasn’t yet a decade removed from its Phi Slama Jama heyday, and ultimately went 54-84 in five seasons in charge. But Brooks came back as an assistant under Dickey, and eventually transitioned onto Kelvin Sampson’s staff in 2014, from there becoming a big part of the Cougars’ resurgence.

Brooks is in the sequel business again, and this time it’s a homecoming with warmer memories. Last week he was named head coach at Lamar, adding the next chapter to one of college basketball’s most interesting coaching careers — and one that landed in the national spotlight over the past week as he coached against his son, a Baylor assistant, in the Final Four.

The elder Brooks played for the Cardinals from 1979-81, and then served as an assistant from 1981-86, and the sentiment tied to that history was not lost on him in a video made available by the school announcing his hire.

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04-05-2021 12:12 PM
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RE: Lamar MBB Coaching Search (Hired Alvin Brooks)
New Lamar HC getting $275k which is about an 100k increase over the prior head coach

https://www.beaumontenterprise.com/sport...091717.php
04-11-2021 07:45 AM
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RE: Lamar MBB Coaching Search (Hired Alvin Brooks)
Via HoopDirt, Lamar could be adding a current, sitting Division II head coach as an assistant.

"Word on the street is that Texas A&M University-Kingsville head coach Johnny Estelle will join the staff at Lamar. He and new LU head coach Alvin Brooks had previously served as assistants together at Houston. Estelle has put together a 98-89 (.524) record during his 7-seasons at TAMUK."

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04-12-2021 11:56 AM
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