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Bobby Cremins Continues To Support Georgia Tech Basketball

Bobby Cremins led the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets basketball program from 1981 to 2000 and coached some of the biggest names in college basketball. Guys like Stephon Marbury, Kenny Anderson, Dennis Scott, Mark Price, John Salley and Brian Oliver all brought their games to Atlanta and honed their skills under Cremins.

Now, the man who led the most successful era in the history of Georgia Tech basketball, is trying to rally some of those past greats to show support for the Yellow Jackets new head man, Brian Gregory, according to a report appearing in the Boston Herald:

"Brian and I were talking and I said now that I'm a part-time employee and I'm not coaching, I would love to give something back to the school that I coached 19 years at and I love," Cremins said. "This was my baby. This was my life."

The Yellow Jackets will open their new on-campus arena this fall and Gregory approached Cremins about a way to drum up excitement for the arenas opening night:

"We're going to have the opportunity to open up a new chapter in Tech basketball while celebrating our right tradition and also honoring those people who built this great program," Gregory said.

"The idea was for us to get former players and coaches back that evening to thank them and also to get them excited about the program that they care about so much."

For more on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head over to From The Rumble Seat.

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