DETROIT (WJBK) - The University of Detroit Mercy introduced Bacari Alexander as new head basketball coach.
Alexander, 39, played two years for the Titans from 1997-1999 and was an assistant coach at his alma mater from 2001-2007. Since 2010, he has been an assistant at the University of Michigan. In 2008 he was an assistant at Ohio and from 2008-2010 he was an assistant at Western Michigan University.
From 1999-2001, Alexander was with the Harlem Globetrotters.
Ray McCallum was fired earlier this year after eight years as the Titans head coach.
Here is the official press release:
Here were some highlights from the press conference:
#Titans Alexander "It's time to get respect back. It's our turn."— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) April 22, 2016
#Titans Alexander talks about them being blue collar, showing toughness and always hustling, also staying together— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) April 22, 2016
#Titans Alexander on last years team "This was a high octane group offensively, scored a lot of points."— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) April 22, 2016
#Titans Alexander "I think we can align our rise with the City of Detroit's rise & do it in a way that is not only special, but sustainable"— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) April 22, 2016
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