Adam Stanco’s in-depth interview with University of Montana head coach Travis DeCuire. They discuss the coach’s early playing career, including how immature missteps during a youth tournament changed the course of his basketball life. He shares stories about his phenomenal collegiate run, first as a standout at Chaminade and then as one of the nation’s assist leaders at Montana. They explore DeCuire’s journey as a highly successful college assistant and the relationships he fostered along the way. DeCuire opens up about his feelings on being passed over for the Cal job after Mike Montgomery lobbied for him to get it. While Montana has become synonymous with legendary coaches, they discuss the reasons behind DeCuire’s particular dominance at the school, including how his Grizzlies nearly upset a Final Four-bound Michigan team in the NCAA Tournament. And DeCuire explains why he didn’t leave for a bigger program this off-season, despite being one of the most coveted mid-major coaches in all of college basketball.
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