Photographs by Benjamin Krain
Todd Day, the all-time leading scorer at Arkansas and a three-time All-American, is in his first season as head coach at Philander Smith College in Little Rock. After a 5-1 start, followed by a six-game losing streak, the Panthers switched to a faster pace of play.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Todd Day did not watch one second of video of Philander Smith through the season's first 12 games.
TODD DAY GLANCE
POSITION Philander Smith, head coach
FAMILY Wife, Brenda; Son, Todd Jr.; Daughter, Natasha
COACHING CAREER Philander Smith (2016-present); Memphis Hamilton High School (2014-16); Memphis Academy of Health and Sciences (2009-14); Arkansas Impact (2008)
PLAYING CAREER Arkansas Aeros (2006-2007); Argentino de Junin (Argentina) (2006); APOEL (Turkey) (2005-06); Arkansas Rimrockers (2004-05); Minnesota Timberwolves (2000-01); Phoenix Suns (1999-2000); La Crosse (Wis.) Bobcats (1998-99); Scavolini Pesaro (Italy) (1998); Miami Heat (1997); Boston Celtics (1995-96); Milwaukee Bucks (1992-95)
NOTABLE Led Memphis Hamilton High School, his alma mater, to a state championship in 2015, his first season at the school. … Set Arkansas’ career record for points (2,395) and field goals (835) from 1988-92. … Was selected eighth overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1992 NBA Draft. … Averaged 16.0 points while playing all 82 games for Milwaukee in 1994-95. … Averaged 12.3 points and shot 40.6 percent over seven NBA seasons with five teams, with a career high of 41 points in a game with the Celtics.
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