Fox hires former Kentucky player, two others

    A quick bit of basketball news tonight:

   Mark Fox has completed his first UGA staff by hiring three people from his past for support personnel positions.  The hires: Kent Davison, who coached Fox in the late 1980s at Garden City Community College in Kansas, as director of basketball operations; Mark Pope, who played at the University of Washington when Fox was an assistant there, as operations coordinator; and Todd Okeson, who was recruited by Fox to play  at Nevada, as graduate assistant.

  The hires, announced Tuesday, follow Fox’s earlier naming of three assistant coaches.

   Davison’s long coaching career includes stints as head coach of three NBA Developmental League teams and, most recently, as coach of the Qatar national team. Fox played for Davison at Garden City CC before transferring to Eastern New Mexico. Davison was a Garden City assistant when Fox was there and later became head coach.

  Pope played two seasons at Washington, where Fox was beginning his coaching career, before transferring to Kentucky.  Pope was on the Wildcats’ 1996 NCAA championship team, averaging 7.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game, and later  played professionally in Turkey and in the NBA.

  Okeson played on the Nevada team that reached the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2004. Fox was associate head coach at the time.




6 comments Add your comment

Saint Simons

July 15th, 2009
8:02 am

45-42!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahahahahaha


July 15th, 2009
8:38 am

Saint Simons…you are an idiot,get a life,and move on for Gods sake!!


July 15th, 2009
9:30 am

Fox, may be the “real deal”, lets hope so UGA, needs a break big time.

Thank you Jim Harrick and “king” Michael


July 15th, 2009
3:53 pm

Saint Simons
Haven’t heard back from you on my recent request.
Need eight tickets to the November 13th Ga. Tech game.
Can get there until about 3:00 P. M.
Please arrange kickoff to coincide.


July 16th, 2009
10:50 am

St.simons you’ve been at it a long time now. 45 – 42 hahahahahahahahahahahahaha. but remember he who laughs last , laughs the longest and the loudest. Get your ear plugs ready your day of reckoning is on the horizon. Your pill is going to be big, bitter, and hard to swallow! hey! hey! hey!


July 16th, 2009
1:09 pm

Personally, I’m looking forward to both football and basketball season because there are so many unknowns with both this year. It kind of makes it more exciting.

Go Dawgs!