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Former Villanova assistant Pat Chambers is facing the ups and downs of improving Penn State

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When you start getting good, coaches and players don’t stick around forever.

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Penn State became a little less “Villanova West” this week when it was announced that Dwayne Anderson would be leaving their staff to head back to his alma mater. This coming after the school’s best player declared for the NBA draft and another assistant coach was in contention for the Siena. The Nittany Lions won the NIT last season after narrowly missing the NCAA Tournament, but now they’re seeing the downside of success.

The good news is there’s light at the end of the tunnel for Jay Wright’s former assistant, just look at the Wildcats. Villanova has lost its top assistant coach in each of the last two seasons. After winning their second National Championship in two years, the Wildcats could lose four of their best players early to the NBA. But with that level of success, it also makes it easier to bring in talent as quick as it leaves. Nova was able to bring in a great former player and coach on the rise, sign two top recruits for the 2019 season, and secure the commitment of one of the best grad transfers in college basketball. Chambers has the right attitude (wonder where he got that from) to push through these setbacks and continue to build Penn State Basketball into a program that can contend for a Big Ten title.

In other “news”, more insight into Jay Wright’s NBA decision, La Salle got a steal in Ashley Howard, and VILLANOVA NEEDS A GEORGE RAVELING STATUE!!! Enjoy!

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