Do you remember when Pat Haden hired Andy Enfield as USC basketball coach, the other finalist was Mike Hopkins?
Hopkins eventually went to Washington. In his first season, the Huskies upset No. 2-ranked Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse. What is Enfield’s signature win? Has he even played a top 5 team on the road?
Washington is currently 19-5 overall and 10-1 in the Pac-12. Not bad considering USC has a newer arena, better location and better weather than Washington.
Haden was so impressed with Hopkins’ plan to hire Jason Hart and Tony Bland as assistant coaches, he told Enfield to do it.
Someone will no doubt defend Enfield by mentioning he has the No. 2-ranked recruiting class for 2019. But how good will they actually be in his no-discipline system? How has Kevin Porter Jr. done?
Washington is happy, of course, that two guys Haden didn’t hire (Chris Petersen, Hopkins) are now leading their top two sports.