Former Air Force men’s basketball coach Jeff Bzdelik keeps moving upward — even though his recent record wouldn’t suggest he’s a hot coaching candidate. Bzdelik, who left Air Force after two seasons for greener pastures at the University of Colorado, was named Wednesday as head coach at Wake Forest, despite going 36-58 in Boulder and owning a pedestrian college record of 111-105. He also went 73-119 in a two-plus-season stint as coach of the NBA’s Denver Nuggets.
In fairness, Bzdelik had a pretty good stint at Air Force, going 50-16 and making the postseason both years (NCAA tournament the first season, NIT the second). But he still doesn’t have many fans in Colorado Springs due to the way some say he handled his departure.
Here’s more on the hiring from The Associated Press.