Now in his fifth decade of covering SU sports, Brad was sports director of WSYR radio for eight years into the early 1990s, then wrote the Orange Watch column for The Big Orange/The Juice print publication for 18 years. A Syracuse University graduate, Brad currently runs his own media consulting business in the Philadelphia suburbs. Follow him on Twitter @BradBierman.
Despite the disastrous hire of Greg Robinson weeks later, there is not a whole lot of negatives when it comes to the direction and thought process behind the other coaching hires during the Gross regime.
Since the ’03 title, Gerry McNamara (2003-06) appeared on the March Madness issue cover in ’04, ’05 and ’06, while Eric Devendorf (2006-09) appeared with Georgetown’s Roy Hibbert promoting great college hoops rivalries for the 2007-08 preview issue.