SoCon Insider: Forbes building SoCon powerhouse
Head coach Steve Forbes is building a SoCon power program according to this SoCon Insider.
SoCon Insider: Forbes building SoCon powerhouse
Saturday, September 15, 2018

The following excerpt is courtesy of SB Nation's

By John Hooper

SoCon Insider

It can be argued East Tennessee State head coach Steve Forbes has forced the rest of the SoCon to step up its game.

With an eye for junior college talent and a penchant for team-first basketball, Forbes has helped the Bucs to a total of 76 wins over the past three seasons, including regular season and tournament titles in 2016-17. The Bucs have made the SoCon Championship game in Forbes’ three seasons at the helm, which is impressive given the diverse cast of college basketball journeymen Forbes recruits.

“We’re looking for guys with a little bit of a chip on their shoulder with something to prove,” Forbes said. “I like to use this term: Recruit Burger King All-Americans to kick McDonald’s All-American butt.”

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