Posted by: nicochan3 | June 28, 2012

Ira Bowman Happy To Be Back At Penn


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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