John Groce, head coach at Illinois has his squad playing well early on.
“This is one of the top 10 basketball programs in the country. Are we there now? No, but we’re going to get there. We want to find ways to get better every single day. Even if you’re on the right track if you just sit there, you’ll get run over.” (USA Today Dec. 10, 2012)
I have known John for about 14 years; first time I met him he was an assistant coach under Thad Matta at Xavier and I knew this guy “had it.”