More than anything, he’ll be selling himself first.“You know, Philadelphia is a rumbling place when it comes to high school basketball and between the grassroots AAU and the high schools — sometimes it’s battles,’’ Noble said up the street at Imhotep, where he has all sorts of future Division I talent. Most head coaches typically were in charge somewhere else or were assistants at the school where they became head coach.Mike Jensen is a general assignment reporter for the Inquirer and Daily News.Among other assignments, he writes "Off Campus," a regular column on college sports for the Inquirer.,’’ Howard said Monday morning after the former top Villanova assistant was introduced as the new head men’s basketball coach at La Salle.
CBS2's Jessica Layton reports from the Flatiron District.
A staff writer with the Inquirer since 1988, Jensen covered college basketball and football beats for 15 years, wrote about soccer from 10 countries on five continents, and was assigned to the Kentucky Derby the year of Smarty Jones.
He won Eclipse Awards for his coverage of Smarty Jones and Barbaro.
Not about just Howard’s deep roots, but his connections to the scene as it exists today.
“I think that Ashley Howard, it could change the order for young people — I think it’s that big,’’ Noble said of the hire.