A source in Marist Athletics said that Jeff Bower, a candidate for the men’s basketball head coaching position, was on campus interviewing today. The source said met with both administration and current players.
Bower was an assistant at Marist under Dave Magarity from 1986-1995, after which he was hired as a scout by the Charlotte Hornets. He held both assistant coaching and front office positions with the team until he took over as general manager from 2002-2003, after the Hornets moved to New Orleans. He held the GM position again from 2005-2010, guiding the team through the effects of Hurricane Katrina, and was the Hornets’ head coach throughout most of the 2009-10 season. Bower and the Hornets parted ways after that season.