Lamont Evans officially became a full-time assistant coach for the Kansas State basketball team today. He couldn’t be happier about the promotion.
After serving as a team manager for the past three seasons, he has built relationships with Wildcats players at a personal level and knows how to work with Frank Martin and the rest of his staff.
Evans is a former Drake point guard and has experience as a professional player overseas. He is well-liked by players and has enjoyed his time at K-State. But it has long been his dream to coach.
Here are a few of his thoughts about moving forward with the Wildcats in his new role:
On the promotion …
I was overwhelmed at first. Knowing everything Frank Martin has done and being around this coaching staff for the last three years, seeing how the program is built has just been unbelievable. I’m excited for myself, but I’m trying not to pat myself on the back for getting a position. I feel like I earned this, and I’m ready to start working.
On relating to college players …
Guys hear different voices, but they can really hear the truth. They know when you’re really trying to help them or if you can relate to them. You just need to be straight forward. That’s what I try to be. (more…)