Lorenzo Romar Rumors

On the Trail Blazers’ bench? “Maybe one day,” he said. “My knowledge of the game and understanding of chemistry, I think that stuff, I can offer. These young kids today are good, but they lack those things.” Roy has been talking to Lorenzo Romar, his former college coach at the University of Washington, asking him what it feels like to get a win as a coach oppose to playing? Roy says Romar’s response was ‘you won’t know until you give it a try.’
Now, a half-hour into the conversation, I finally understand why he didn’t jump at the opportunity — like many of his colleagues would have — to coach in the NBA. Despite having the resume and the personality that would make him a rare fit for the league, Romar doesn’t have any interest. Largely due to his beliefs and values, Romar isn’t one of those guys who yearns for the fame or the money. The notion of coaching at the highest level isn’t what ultimately drives him. “I want to impact lives,” he said. “Change lives.”
Basketball coach Lorenzo Romar described Washington as his dream job Wednesday night and reaffirmed his commitment to the Huskies while addressing a rumor linking him to the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves. “No. 1, I went to school and played here,” said Romar, a UW guard from 1978-1980. “I’ve been pulling for this university and the athletics here and the basketball program for over 30 years. I’m invested in this program. I’ve always been a fan of the Pac-8, the Pac-10 and now what will be the Pac-12. “I love Seattle. My wife loves Seattle, and it’s a place that when we first got here — even though some were very skeptical — I thought it was a place where we could be successful.”