If he left, it would definitely leave a huge gap in basketball. However, I think he's groomed the coaches. He's groomed the philosophy as well, and he's groomed the national perspective so that individuals want to come here and play basketball. So he's given Spokane, and he's given Gonzaga, a name in the NCAA tournament.
I have no idea, but it'd be bad, it would be so bad. What would we do without him?
What's your favorite thing about Gonzaga basketball?
It sounds dumb, but the vibes. It's the sense of community, and feeling like you're connected to the players when you don't even really know them.
I'm assuming Tommy Lloyd would probably take over, we'd make the tournament for another three years, miss the tournament for a few years and then find out if Tommy Lloyd is as good of a coach as Mark Few was. But we'd be living off Mark Few recruits for a couple years and then Tommy Lloyd's going to have to learn how to recruit domestically.
I remember when [former coach Dan] Monson left and everybody was worried and Few did great, and I'm sure that he has his assistants all ready to take over when he does leave.
Oh my gosh, the program would go down a bunch, I think, because he's been here for so long and without him, it just wouldn't be Gonzaga basketball anymore.
How many games have you been to?
Maybe like six this year, and last year I went to the majority of the home games.
INTERVIEWS BY MACIE WHITE,
3/3/20, GONZAGA UNIVERSITY