It's about a month before the men of CSUN's basketball team start their season, but new coach Reggie Theus says he already knows he made the right choice by signing up with the Matadors.
"It's a big decision in life, to coach in the NBA or to coach in college," he told the Los Angeles Times in a recent interview. "The difference for me is I don't want to deal with the politics in the NBA. In the end, in college it's your program and that gets me fired up. The ability to have an effect on young men."
Theus told the Times he's looking forward to working with senior guard Josh Green, who last year averaged 14.5 points a game.
He previously played the NBA, coached the Sacramento Kings and most recently coached the L.A. D-League team, the D-Fenders.
Some of his college career highlights include coaching New Mexico State to a 41-23 record from 2005-2007, guiding the Aggies to an NCAA tournament berth in 2007.
Theus inherits a team that was 14-17 in the recently concluded season, including a 5-13 mark in Big West Conference play.
The Matadors host Cal State LA on Nov. 1.
Click here to read more of his latest interview with the Los Angeles Times.