Get to know new Illinois basketball coach Brad Underwood
Illinois is going to play fast under new coach Brad Underwood. Speed being Underwood’s thing, I had to ask him 10 rapid fire questions when he visited the BTN studio Tuesday.
Get to know the new Illinois coach below.
1. Favorite athlete growing up? Roger Staubach for football. Jerry West for hoops.
2. Best advice from a coach? Work hard and good things will happen to you.
3. If you weren’t a coach, you’d be? An anchor, a sports anchor.
4. Favorite basketball movie? Hoosiers
5. First basketball memory? Al McGuire’s Marquette team.
6. Favorite vacation spot? Cayman Islands
7. First car? ’71 Cadillac Eldorado convertible, white. I wish I still had it.
8. Deep dish or thin crust? Deep dish!
9. Guilty pleasure? Good red wine and a good cigar.
10. Favorite band? I love Boston. Eagles, too.
Bonus: That orange tie make it with you from Oklahoma State? Yep!