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It’s Always Sonny in Champaign

By:  Alex Wallner

After an eight year era ends, with the firing of Bruce Weber, questions come up about there come questions about Illinois hoops.  How will the team fair under a new coach?  How will they be disciplined under this new coach?  Will they ever put another banner in the Assembly Hall? How will this new coach impact what future NBA standouts like Meyers Leonard and Brandon Paul?  As for a new coach, names include VCU’s coach, Shaka Smart, Butler’s, Bradley Stevens and Alabama’s, Anthony Grant.  These names might be appealing, but there is one local coach that stands out and coaches locally and will be the new assistant to recently hired John Groce.  This man is Sonny Walker, assistant coach of the Centennial Chargers varsity basketball program. Read more »