Adam Morrison to Be Gonzaga Assistant

The last time we saw Adam Morrison as a member of Gonzaga basketball, he was lying on the floor in tears after losing to UCLA in the 2006 Sweet Sixteen.

Well, Morrison is now back as a member of the Bulldogs basketball program under much better circumstances, as head coach Mark Few announced on Thursday that Morrison is taking classes at the school and will be a student assistant for the 2013-14 season.

“It’ll be great,” Few told CBSSports.com. The players really respect him.”

Morrison, the third overall in the 2006 NBA Draft, is 29 years old and won two NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers, but has been unable to find a place in the league since 2010. He is considered one of the biggest draft busts ever after averaging just 7.5 PPG in three NBA seasons. He went on to play in Serbia and Turkey in 2011 and ‘12. As a junior at Gonzaga in 2006, Morrison averaged 28.1 PPG and was named a First Team All-American.

It certainly would be fitting if, with Morrison now an assistant, Gonzaga finally broke through to the Final Four this upcoming season after it slipped through Morrison’s fingers as a player.


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