The football season is barely underway, but if you’re like me, you already can’t wait for the return of college basketball. Fortunately for us, there is a fix. Longtime commenter and friend of the blog Jay Zuckerman has started an ambitious project to conduct 365 college basketball-related interviews in 365 days, and he’s calling it the Basketball Interview Challenge.
Jay isn’t a member of the basketball media, but the best journalism out there isn’t found in the newspapers these days. His passion for the sport and writing ability will certainly provide a unique perspective on the game, so I hope you’ll take the time to check out his site. I’m biased, since I’ve known him for practically my entire life, but I think it will be a tremendous success. Here’s a little more about his goal, and here is the first interview, with current Stanford assistant and longtime Santa Clara head coach Dick Davey.
Bookmark it, subscribe to it, and comment away…it should be a fun year.
[UPDATE: Jay has faced an uphill battle so far and is backing off the 365-interview challenge, but he’s still going to be posting some good interviews on the site. My favorites have been Memphis Assistant Josh Pastner and Grinnell HC David Arseneault. and you should definitely still be reading. More here.]