NBA scout a possibility for UNCW?

Nov 2, 2009
Brian Mull of the Wilmington Star News throws a new name into the ring for possible UNC Wilmington head coaching candidates (with the presumption that interim Brooks Lee is not retained after the season). We wrote yesterday that UNCW boosters had stressed money would not be a road block to the Seahawks' next coach but would it be enough money to lure an NBA scout?

Mull writes that Pat Zipfel, advance NBA scout for the Houston Rockets, owns a house nearby and knows the area somewhat well (he was an assistant at The Citadel). Mull writes, "Zipfel is considered one of the sharpest strategic minds in the NBA." Does UNCW have enoug, though, to get a basketball mind like Zipfel to the Colonial Athletic Association?

Perhaps. The one plus that the Seahawks offer is that they are a young team; Johnny Wolf is the only senior of importance. Youth coupled with a good chunk of money might be enough to bring Zipfel from Houston to Wilmington.