Cincinnati did not go far to find a new head coach for their men’s basketball program. They went across the river to Northern Kentucky University and hired John Brannen. Brannen led the Norse to two NCAA appearances in the 3 years they were elegible at the Division I level.
The Newport Catholic High School graduate will bring an entirely new style of basketball to UC. Under Brannen the Bearcats will try to outscore you rather than out-defense you. Brannen will be very familiar with the local area in his recruitment.
I think the Bearcat fans will be happy to have him as the replacement for outgoing coach Mick Cronin who left to take the UCLA job.