Tulane’s Dunleavy Explains Decision to Try College Now
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mike Dunleavy Sr. has begun his first college coaching job, saying the reason he wanted to take over Tulane's men's basketball program was to put himself "in position to coach again and really to be a teacher."
Dunleavy said Tuesday when he was introduced that after a lengthy career as an NBA player and coach the basketball was the easy part, "Now I'm looking to be a teacher of men."
Tulane is hoping the 62-year-old Dunleavy's 17 years of experience coaching at professional basketball's highest level will translate well. He last coached in the NBA with the Los Angeles Clippers from 2003 to 2010.
Athletic director Troy Dannen says Dunleavy approached Tulane about its opening. He replaces Ed Conroy, who coached Tulane for six seasons.