STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) Former Arizona star and NBA Rookie of the Year Damon Stoudamire was hired Wednesday as the new coach at Pacific.
Athletic director Ted Leland announced the hiring Wednesday, and Stoudamire was formally introduced on campus.
"I'm honored to be here today. I appreciate this opportunity," Stoudamire said. "I'm looking forward to making this whole community of Stockton proud. It's funny because I'm standing up here. I've played in front of a lot of big crowds in my life, I've played against some great players. And I'm going to be honest with you, I've never been so nervous of being in front of about 50 people in my life. But I'm fine with that. As you understand and you get to know who Damon Stoudamire is, I just kind of tell it like it is."