During Final Four weekend in Houston, The Shadow League went behind the scenes for some conversations with some big names in the college basketball tapestry. In this next installment, we bring you College Hoops legend, former NBA point guard extraordinaire and current University of South Florida Assistant Head Basketball Coach Rod Strickland.
Only nine men in NBA history have ever dished out more assists than Strickland. That list includes some of the greatest floor generals ever, like John Stockton, Jason Kidd, Mark Jackson, Magic Johnson, Oscar Robertson, Steve Nash, Isiah Thomas and Gary Payton.
Strickland surpassed legendary talents like Tiny Archibald, Mo Cheeks, Lenny Wilkens and Bob Cousy with his assist total, yet he’s rarely associated, unfairly, with such greatness.