When the college basketball world last saw Adam Morrison on a big stage, he was weeping on the floor in the closing seconds of a heartbreaking and career-ending loss to UCLA in the 2006 Sweet 16.
Fast forward almost 10 years and Morrison is again in the spotlight during a Gonzaga run, albeit far from front and center. The school's all-time leading scorer and one-time national player of the year is currently a video assistant on Mark Few's team and he got a little bit of screen time during Gonzaga's 66-52 loss to Duke in Sunday's Elite Eight game.
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As you can see, Morrison was sporting quite a different look from his shaggy and mustachioed college days.
Is that Steven Seagal taking in the game?
Morrison also looked a lot less emotional than last time ...
Morrison was drafted No. 3 overall by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2006 NBA draft and famously bombed out of the league, though not before winning two rings as a little-used reserve for the Los Angeles Lakers. After a few years of playing overseas, Morrison is now back stateside and trying to get a coaching career jump started at his alma mater.
He's been trying to keep things low-profile with limited interviews, though his involuntary appearance on CBS certainly goes against that approach. We can't speak for how much Morrison has contributed to the Zags' success this season, though he's certainly looking the part on the bench.
He also seems to be just as competitive, as evidenced by his response to one Duke fan who chose to taunt him about sharing that 2006 player of the year award with J.J. Redick.
As Zags walk off, Duke fan yells to Adam Morrison, “JJ’s still better than you.” Morrison points & says, “I shoot better than you, though."
— Jerry Brewer (@JerryBrewer) March 29, 2015
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