NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- Whatever you think you know about Cal State Northridge basketball, new head coach Reggie Theus wants you to forget about it.
The commuter campus in the Valley that has never been known as a sports powerhouse is getting a makeover by one of the areas homegrown basketball talents. Theus, the Inglewood native who played 12 seasons in the NBA, is tasked with bringing excitement to a program that is largely ignored in the Los Angeles college basketball scene.
Our goal is to be the hardest working team in the conference, said Theus Friday during a news conference at the Matadome. CSUN basketball has kind of been the third wheel, just kind of like, Whatever. That stops today.
Theus, who was most recently coaching the Lakers D-League team the D-Fenders, took over for 17-year head coach and CSUN alum Bobby Braswell last week. With the rise of the mid-majors in full effect, thanks to last months NCAA tournament in which Florida Gulf Coast, Wichita State and La Salle ...