Bob McKillop: The Court Being Named For Me Is A Wonderful Honor
Davidson’s head hoops coach, Bob McKillop joined Mac and Jim to discuss having Davidson’s home court named in his honor, Steph Curry’s impact on the program even today, what has surprised him most about Steph’s NBA success and the job that almost took him from Davidson.
On having Davidson’s court named for him: It’s a wonderful honor. I’m so delighted to be able to share it with so many players that are connected with our program. It’s also a coaches award, a secretaries award, and a manager’s award. There’s a great connection that continues after 25 years.
On why he has stayed at Davidson: Family. I’ve got a magnificent family, a wife who moved from New York as a young lady and brought three young children down here, quite a sacrifice on her part. I think she loves living her, our children love living here and certainly it’s bigger than just our family, its the Davidson family. The Davidson family extend far beyond the 25 years. It’s a very special environment and I don’t know that there are many programs in the country that can transcend coaches and decades as our program has.
On the growth of this year’s team: Historically, we have gotten better as we progressed through the season, because our team works so hard. We don’t lollygag at practice, our guys get better. We’re very regimented and disciplined about how we do things on the practice court. We add a little every day and our players just keep adding and adding and they get better. We’re getting our rhythm where we feel comfortable with our roles and feeling confident with our shots. We’re blending well together.
On Stephen Curry: To play that number of games in a season and to be in the limelight and to still maintain the sense of humility, consistency and still having fun, three key key ingredients to his success here at Davidson, I find it remarkable.