There is no better dressed coach in the Big East than Syracuse’s Quentin Hillsman and UConn fans will see evidence of this again Saturday when the Orange plays at the XL Center for the perhaps the final time – or at least until the dopey ACC gets off its butt and invites UConn into its family.
Syracuse and Pittsburgh are headed to the ACC after this season.
I just wanted to pass this along to you because I know many of you are also big fans of DePaul coach Doug Bruno, who worked for Coach Auriemma for USA Basketball during the 2010 World Championship and 2012 London Olympics.
Syracuse beat DePaul earlier this week at the Carrier Dome. And this is what Hillsman said about Bruno after the game.
“I think that Doug Bruno is one of the classiest guys in this business. Every time we play them, before the game and after it, he always has nice things to say. You don’t find that a lot in this business. You go his place and at practice he walks in and asks you if there is anything you need. He’s talking about how good team our team is playing. You don’t find that much in this business. He’s a really, really classy guy.
“DePaul is one place that I am going to miss traveling to. And he [Bruno] is a guy that I am really going to miss when we leave this conference [for the ACC] after this year. He has been really good to me from Day One. So this was very bittersweet for me.”