Griz Greats: The Coaching Tree

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Ryan Tootell and Colter Nuanez sat down with Martin Breunig and Bobby Moorehead, who both played for current University of Montana head men's basketball coach Travis Decuire, to learn about what it was like to play for Coach DeCuire.

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Ryan Tootell and Colter Nuanez sat down with Martin Breunig and Bobby Moorehead, who both played for current University of Montana head men's basketball coach Travis Decuire, to learn about what it was like to play for Coach DeCuire. Breunig was recruited to the University of Montana by Wayne Tinkle and his staff from the University of Washington, but Tinkle left for Oregon State after Breunig had sat out a year after transferring. Breunig was a dominant force for Coach DeCuire averaging 17.8 points and 8.2 rebounds during his time in Missoula. He was also a two-time first-team All-Big Sky Conference selection and won Newcomer of the Year in 2014-15 (:08). Moorehead has the record for most career starts in the Grizzly basketball program and a key contributor on back-to-back NCAA Tournament teams. He currently is still living in Missoula and doing color for SWX's Montana basketball broadcasts (14:19).

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.