Originally posted on CBS Philly:
By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s always a whirlwind when a college basketball coach changes schools for a new opportunity. But you have to imagine the transition is a little easier for Ira Bowman. That’s because coming to the University of Pennsylvania as a new men’s assistant is a homecoming and a reunion.
Bowman was a star player for Penn in the mid-90′s after transferring in from Providence, and one of his teammates with the Quakers was current Penn head coach Jerome Allen.
Listen to Matt Leon’s interview with Ira Bowman:
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He says he didn’t have to think twice about rejoining the Penn family after four seasons as an assistant at NJIT.
“It was definitely a no-brainer for me,” Bowman tells KYW Newsradio. “Being at an academic institution like Penn, and having gone here, and having been a coach…
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