Conference USA Men's Basketball Championships presented by Aeropotale
March 7, 2007
"Obviously this is a tribute to a collection of young men who have been great this year, and the staff has done a great job of teaching this year. It's a total group effort, and those guys did a tremendous job. Our young men are a collection of people that have great camaraderie and chemistry and do things very unselfishly. They are eager to win and they did a great job."
"This award is a little humbling with all of the great coaches there are in this league. A lot of them did an outstanding job this year. You have (John Calipari) who goes undefeated in the league after losing three NBA players. He's certainly deserving of the award. You've got Dave Dickerson who did an unbelievable job with all the Katrina issues a year ago to get his team to make improvements. Doug Wojcik at Tulsa did an outstanding job, as well as Larry Eustachy at Southern Miss. Those guys all did great jobs and are equally worthy of this kind of award."