Griz Greats: The Coaching Tree

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Ryan Tootell and Colter Nuanez caught up with former Montana Grizzly David Bell, who played under Don Holst and Pat Kennedy.

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Ryan Tootell and Colter Nuanez caught up with former Montana Grizzly David Bell, who played under Don Holst and Pat Kennedy. Bell came to Missoula after playing at Porterville Community College in California, and he came ready to shoot. Bell averaged 15.6 points during his time in Missoula and averaged over eight 3-point attempts per game back in the early 2000's. He has used that sweet shooting stroke to carry him to a 16-year career in professional basketball that has brought him all over the world from places like Butte to Brussels.

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.