For a man who loves little more than being on the practice court with his team, Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory is about to enter his element.
With final exams complete and the spring term not starting until Jan. 7, Gregory has three weeks to hone in on his team and prepare for the ACC schedule. The Yellow Jackets will have four nonconference games over that span before the ACC opener against Miami Jan. 5, starting Monday night with Alabama State at McCamish Pavilion.
“We still need to take care of a lot of business before we worry about the ACC,” Gregory said. “But, yeah, the next three weeks is an opportunity for us to get better as a team and where we’re solely basketball.”
Gregory will split practice time between skill development sessions and full-team work. While the Jackets will play Alabama State, the Citadel Saturday, Fordham Dec. 29 and Chattanooga Jan. 2, all at home, Gregory likened the time to a training camp.
“It’s always good to have a break off of schoolwork,”