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Wildcat Wrap: Jack Murphy hire draws praise from Arizona basketball alumni

....and George Karl

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It’s Monday, which means it’s time to recap another week that was for the Arizona Wildcats. Let us know in the comment section if we missed anything.


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Karl: “I am so happy for Jack and Arizona. Jack’s energy, enthusiasm and love of the game is contagious. Our teams in Denver had a foundation of hard work before and after practice and Jack was there every step of the way for that. He’s a basketball guy and Arizona is a basketball school. It’s a perfect fit.”

Former UA player Justin Wessel: “As former players, we couldn’t be more excited for Coach Miller and the Arizona Basketball family to have Jack Murphy back in the fold. Not only does he bridge the gap with the Lute Olson era, but Jack is a great basketball mind, and one of the most honest people I’ve ever known.”

Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton: “Murph was there when I was a freshman at Arizona when we lost the 2001 National Title, and there in 2003 when we lost in the Elite Eight. He helped prepare me for the 2003 NBA Draft, and has been there for me ever since. When I think of Wildcat basketball, and what that means, I think of Jack Murphy. He will do a great job for Sean, and my family and I will be rooting for our Cats!”

Retired NBA player Richard Jefferson: “I’m so excited that Jack Murphy is joining the staff. (He) was so instrumental in the development of so many Az players like Iggy, Luke, Channing and myself!!! He’s a huge add for the program great job Sean Miller.”