The energy flows out of him. He cannot answer a simple question without a smile and an illustration of what he is talking about. He looks you in the eye and makes sure you understand what he is talking about. It is very easy to see how Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins connects with his players, both current and future.
Ask Syracuse men’s basketball assistant coach and head-coach-in-waiting Mike Hopkins a question, any question, and he’ll have a memorable response. From social networking to being named one of the nation’s premier assistant coaches, the former SU guard fielded a variety of questions with aplomb at the team’s Media Day that ushered in the 2010-2011 season.