Cliff Alexander says he loved the hot weather in Tucson...Chris Johnson proves UA's top bench-presser... and other notes/links.
As interim coach in 2008-09, Russ Pennell took Arizona to the Sweet 16. He then coached four years at Grand Canyon University.
Russ Pennell will coach, among others, Mercury rookie Brittney Griner, who injured her left ankle in Tuesday's loss to Seattle and has been listed as day-to-day.
PHOENIX - Russ Pennell started watching the Mercury when he moved to Arizona, but until a few days ago he hadn't watched much of the WNBA team.
Former UA coach Russ Pennell was dismissed as Grand Canyon University's coach despite a 42-16 record over the last two seasons.
If karma exists, Russ Pennell will be somewhere on your television next year.
PHOENIX - Russ Pennell has resigned as head basketball coach at Grand Canyon, and former Phoenix Suns star Dan Majerle said Friday he is taking the job.
If Arizona Wildcats history is any indication, being an interim head coach isn't that bad.
Grand Canyon coach Russ Pennell, who took the UA Wildcats to the Sweet 16 in 2009, says the WAC announcement led to recruits "blowing my phone up."
Grand Canyon's $40 million basketball arena, which seats 5,000, opened last season. The Antelopes have lost only one home game since and are 5-0 there this season.
If Arizona Wildcats history is any indication, being an interim head coach isn’t that bad.
The Antelopes will break in their new arena against ASU. ... and
Today's UA-California game will be televised on KWBA, Fox Sports
Arizona and Comcast Sports Net California.
The ISU guard has 39 points at Boulder ... Utah gets revenge on
Russ Pennell...and other links.
By anointing Wizards rookie John Wall as his Batman, Gilbert
Arenas may be taking himself back to his initial Arizona roots as
a second-tier standout.
ESPN's Chad Ford and nbadraft.net suggest there is some buzz around the UA forward/center for next year's draft...Luke Walton's back is threatening his Lakers career...and other notes