Griz Greats: The Coaching Tree

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Travis DeCuire played for the University of Montana under Blaine Taylor, and he was an assistant coach for Taylor at Old Dominion and Mike Montgomery at UC-Berkeley. He took the head coaching job in Missoula in 2014, and he has guided the Griz to back-to-back NCAA Tournament bids and is hungry for another at this week's Big Sky Conference tournament. ESPN Missoula's Ryan Tootell and Colter Nuanez spoke with DeCuire about what it means to be a point guard, his introduction to Montana basketball, and how he finally came back to Missoula to be the head coach.

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Travis DeCuire played for the University of Montana under Blaine Taylor, and he was an assistant coach for Taylor at Old Dominion and Mike Montgomery at UC-Berkeley. He took the head coaching job in Missoula in 2014, and he has guided the Griz to back-to-back NCAA Tournament bids and is hungry for another at this week's Big Sky Conference tournament. ESPN Missoula's Ryan Tootell and Colter Nuanez spoke with DeCuire about what it means to be a point guard, his introduction to Montana basketball, and how he finally came back to Missoula to be the head coach.

What is Griz Greats: The Coaching Tree?

Griz Greats: The Coaching Tree brought to you by Blackfoot Communications, Berkshire Hathaway, and Stockman's Bar is an interview series hosted by Ryan Tootell and Colter Nuanez from ESPN Missoula. University of Montana basketball has an illustrious reputation for producing some of the best college basketball coaches that the game has ever seen, and it can be traced back to legendary Michigan State head men's basketball coach Jud Heathcote, who got his first college head coaching job at the University of Montana. The coaches that have followed him have gone on to make their own significant marks in college basketball at places like Stanford, Old Dominion, and Utah to name a few. Ryan and Colter sat down with every Montana head men's basketball coach who followed Jud Heathcote to talk about what makes Montana basketball and Missoula special. Bonus episodes include interviews with some former Montana basketball players and other significant influences on the program.