Terry Don Phillips introduced Brad Brownell as the Clemson men’s basketball coach at a 4 PM press conference Tuesday afternoon in front of a packed room of media, family, coaches and players. If you closed your eyes and listened to coach Brownell you might think you were hearing Dabo Swinney, who was in the room along with his family.
Shortly before the press conference Brownell met with the current team.
Brownlee was excited about the opportunity to come to Clemson and coach in the ACC. The former Wright State coach said he told Terry Don Phillips that his goal at Clemson was to reach the final four.
The 41 year old head coach said he had his style of playing that is similar to Bobby Knight’s, but that he would also adapt to the talent he had on the team. Brownell said he looked forward to meeting the players more and learning what he has on campus. Once he heard about the opening Brownell said he quickly researched and found that the Tigers have a lot of talent on campus. He knows he is not coming in needing to rebuild a program like he did when he took over at Wright State and led them to the NCAA in his first season.
Watch Brownell’s opening statement: