In 24 hours time, Mississippi State's men's basketball program went from having no direction and no coach to having plenty of both.
"We may not have to most talent ... on the court, but I tell you what, we are going to fight you"- Rick Ray (quote via Marcello)
That, in itself, is more than enough direction for this program going forward than I needed, but there was much, much more taken out of yesterday's press conference with new head coach Rick Ray. Here are the notes, thoughts, and quotes from new head man Rick Ray's first day on the job.
- First things first ==> Contract details: Stricklin told the media gentlemen yesterday that Coach Ray will start with a contract of 4 years, $1 Million a year, plus incentives.
- If you missed the press conference, really thought Justin Sutton did an outstanding job covering it and giving updates as the conference progressed. If you missed it, here's his post with timeline updates (Rick Ray Press Conference Open Thread)