A month before the 2016-17 college basketball season started, Maurice Joseph was thrown into a difficult spot. The 31-year-old Canadian-born assistant coach at George Washington was elevated to interim head coach after Mike Lonergan, whom he played for at Vermont and had worked under since 2011, was fired. Joseph had no head coaching experience and not much guidance other than a binder he had been keeping with philosophy ideas for whenever he did take the next step. Thankfully, he also had an old mentor he knew he could call in Tom Izzo.
Source: Spartan Tailgate