Introductory press conferences are essentially just glorified pep rallies. Sure, the media is there, but the point is to get the public excited about the program and moving in the right direction.
Tennessee State had one of those this week. The Tigers hired Brian "Penny" Collins as their head men's basketball coach and held a press conference to introduce him. But Tennessee State didn't just invite the media; the Tigers invited the band, and Collins dropped the pretense from the whole event.
I have never and likely will never attend another introductory press conference quite like the one Brian “Penny” Collins had today for @TSUTigersMBB.@coachpenny1 is perfect for #TSU. How can you not like this guy? #BigBlueRisingpic.twitter.com/XPIVoPIFs7
— Justin Beasley (@JBeasleyWSMV) March 26, 2018
I know nothing about Coach Penny's scheme, but I know Tennessee State basketball is going to be fun under his watch.