Why did Greg McGarity elect to bring Mark Fox back for another season?
Is it the track record?
Since arriving at Georgia from Nevada in 2009, Fox has compiled a 145-118 record. In eight seasons, Fox’s teams have reached the NCAA Tournament twice. He has yet to lead Georgia to an NCAA Tournament win, however, with his teams going to the NIT over the past two seasons.
Okay, maybe not. Well, then, how about Fox’ ability to articulate a plan to his boss for where the program is going from here?
McGarity said he hasn’t spoken to Fox – or any Georgia coach, for that matter – about whether he needs to hit certain postseason goals in the upcoming season.
Those, McGarity said, are implied.
“We know what’s expected at the University of Georgia,” McGarity said. “You don’t have to go out there and define that. That would be an insult to our coaches. They know what they need to do.
Well, if not that, then… oh, hell, what was I thinking?
After a 19-15 season, which Fox publicly said was disappointing, Georgia’s basketball program still hosted the most donors it ever had before at its year-end team banquet.
Moving forward, the Georgia Way.