Photo: Justin Fuente
Following a legend is never easy. Some coaches handle it better than others. Count among them retired Virginia Tech legendary coach Frank Beamer and his successor, Justin Fuente.
An egregious example of how not to do it involved North Carolina basketball at the turn of the century. Matt Doherty, the Tar Heels’ coach for three seasons from 2000 to 2003, moved the offices of the legendary Dean Smith and his successor, longtime Smith assistant Bill Guthridge, to a windowless basement office of the arena named for Smith