Hoops Coaching Staff Installing Defensive Mindset In Opening Practices
Tony Benford Sees Intensity, Maturity With New Mean Green Players
DENTON, Texas – North Texas head coach Tony Benford employs a defense-first mentality that he hopes will make the Mean Green the toughest team in the country. On Saturday he began installing the blueprints of that philosophy with his new-look NT squad.
“I knew that when I took the job that my staff and I would have to rework our roster after the first season,” Benford said. “We graduated four seniors and sent Tony Mitchell to the NBA, which means we have our hands full teaching a bunch of new guys the fundamentals of our system. I really like where we are at athletically, and so far I love the effort and intensity.”
Mean Green fans will have a chance to check out the new players at the North Texas Basketball Madness event on Oct. 10. NT opens the season on Nov. 8 at the Super Pit against Northwood at 7 p.m.