Arkansas basketball’s all-time leading scorer has landed the head men’s basketball job at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, it was announced today.
The nine-year NBA veteran had spent the previous two seasons at Hamilton High School, his alma mater, in Memphis, but felt like he wanted to step outside the high school hoops scene.
According to Troy Schulte of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Day’s wife is from Little Rock, so the move was an easy decision. He first had to make some calls to make it happen – and he did.
Day, while coaching at Hamilton, was not able to coach Team Penny on the AAU circuit, but can at Philander. The 46-year-old is excited about the new opportunity, and plans to implement an uptempo style of ball (sound familiar?). Many may not know Philander Smith had a basketball program to begin with, but over the last few years I've been somewhat checking in. A former AAU teammate of mine had a stint with the program.
The former Razorback great will be taking over for Sam Weaver after five seasons as the head man. Weaver also served as the school’s athletic director. PSC went 13-15 a season ago.
Day is now the second former Hog to accept a coaching gig of late. Darrell Walker accepted a men's coaching job at Atlanta Clark University in April.