clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Wednesday Headlines: Gerald Fitch Edition

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

(Photo: Andy Lyons, Getty)

It’s been almost 20 years since Gerald Fitch last played a basketball game in a Kentucky Wildcats uniform. He’s had a few years to transition from his lengthy playing career and is now officially a college basketball head coach.

Central Georgia Tech announced on Tuesday that Fitch is their new HC. He was an assistant last year for previous HC Reco Dawson. Fitch also has recent graduate assistant experience from two years at Mercer immediately following his professional playing career.

Fitch grew up in Macon, GA and was Mr. Georgia Basketball during high school before moving to Kentucky and playing for the Wildcats. He averaged 10.8 points and 4.1 rebounds during four seasons under head coach Tubby Smith before going un-drafted in 2004.

Fitch began his professional career overseas for a couple of seasons until he briefly returned to the states to play in the NBA for the Miami Heat. He was their third string point guard and saw his time with the Heat come to a close at the trading deadline during the 2005-2006 season. He was then waived by the Houston Rockets before continuing his career overseas through the 2018 season.

The former Wildcat has spent over two decades around college and professional basketball, quality experience he’ll bring to Central Georgia Tech as he looks to excel as their new head coach.

Tweet of the Day

Former Wildcat and current Denver Nuggets star Jamal Murray.


Chris Rodriguez does not have to be UK’s savior - Vaught’s Views

He just needs to balance out their offense.

10 things we learned from college football’s first month - USA Today

The SEC remains king of the sport.

Kentucky vs. Kansas gets late tip in Big 12/SEC Challenge - KSR

KU won’t forget what UK did in their house last season.

Yankees win, secure AL East crown as Judge stays at 60 homers - ESPN

Anyone else exhausted of the Judge HR watch?

NFL analyst calls Will Levis a “clear-cut” top 3 QB in 2023 Draft - KSR

He has all of the traits you want of a NFL prospect.

LIV Golf nearing deal to buy air time for events on Fox Sports - ESPN

We all knew it was coming sooner or later.

Sights and sounds from UK’s first basketball practices of ‘22-23 - KSR

They’re certainly getting much stronger.

Ayton says he hasn’t spoken to head coach since Game 7 benching - ESPN

This doesn’t seem very healthy.